Belgium – INEOS O&P Europe is spending €30 million to convert its Lillo, Port of Antwerp, plant so that it can produce either monomodal or bimodal grades of high-density polyethylene (HDPE).
The Lillo site will increase production of the highly engineered polymers that INEOS combines with recycled plastic waste to create the Recycl-IN range after the upgrade. This will allow converters and brand owners to create products that satisfy consumer demands for increased use of recycled materials while continuing to meet the high-performance specifications they expect.
Ineos will be able to meet the increased demand for long-lasting high-end applications such cable ducts and pipelines used to transmit renewable energy sources and hydrogen, as well as follow market trends as society moves away from single-use packaging.
In order to produce a wide range of products, including several that are crucial to the move to net zero, HDPE is a crucial building element.
Additionally, the investment shows how dedicated INEOS O&P Europe is to a vibrant circular economy. Additionally, it will allow INEOS to collaborate with clients to create new Recycl-IN product classes.