Ineos is expanding in the VAM business with a “hundreds of millions of euros” investment

A view from the Ineos refinery in Lavéra, France (image courtesy of Ineos)

A view from the Ineos refinery in Lavéra, France (image courtesy of Ineos)

Ineos Oxide has announced that it planned the construction of a hundreds-millions-worth, 300,000 tonnes vinyl acetate monomer plant in a to-be-difined location, which may be one among company’s integrated sites at Saltend, Hull in the UK, Koln in Germany or Antwerp in Belgium.
Each of these locations benefits from pipeline or terminal supply of feedstock ethylene, and low cost logistics for the other key raw material, acetic acid. In addition, the locations are also well positioned to supply the VAM market efficiently.
This development dovetails with the recent announcement by Ineos of major ethylene debottlenecks at Grangemouth, UK and Rafnes, Norway.