Estyrenics use INEOS/Lummus technology for the manufacture of

High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) and General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS). The plant have the capacity to produce 200,000 metric tons per year.

Ineos Profile:


INEOS is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and oil products. It comprises 15 businesses each with a major chemical company heritage. Its production network spans 60 manufacturing facilities in 13 countries throughout the world.

INEOS Technologies is a leading global licenser of polyolefin, polystyrene, nitriles, vinyls and chlor-alkali technologies. It supplies high quality catalysts, additives and coatings in support of these technologies for INEOS manufacturing sites and major multi-national companies around the world.

Across INEOS Technologies our technology experts and commercial teams are highly experienced and respected across the globe to provide our clients with unsurpassed levels of service.

INEOS Technologies has been the number one polystyrene licensor for the last decade, licensing nearly 1.3 Mt of both compact and expandable polystyrene capacity with a worldwide market share of 80%. This success came from excellent economics and outstanding product properties.

At the heart of the GPPS/HIPS technology is the unique reactor design with its plug flow characteristics, excellent temperature control and chemically initiated polymerisation system. This allows exceptional control of product properties through regulating molecular weight and molecular weight distribution.


GPPS products are designed for a broad range of end applications - from those requiring high heat and high molecular weight properties such as polystyrene sheets and CD jewel boxes through to products requiring high flow characteristics such as medical packaging items. Special grades of also have been specially developed to boost conversion productivity for the fast growing market of PS applications both in packaging and construction.

The HIPS product range offers medium and high impact grades to cover all major applications, and includes high performance grades for applications which require high heat and very high impact properties that were once limited only to the ABS market, such as electrical equipment parts.


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