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INEOS is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and oil products. It comprises 17 businesses each with a major chemical company heritage. Its production network spans 64 manufacturing facilities in 14 countries throughout the world. The company produces more than 37 million tonnes of petrochemicals, 20 million tonnes per annum of crude oil refined products (fuels). INEOS employs 15,500 people and has sales of around $ 47 billion.


Description of the department contributing to the execution of the project

The INEOS technical department is responsible for supporting the production units and improving manufacturing technology of the INEOS processes. It has the disposal of a small R&D group responsible for product development, close plant support and customer support.


Role of INEOS in the OCMOL project:

INEOS is a proven leader in the production of specialty chemicals for use in polyethylene, lubricants, fuel additives, surfactants, and other specialty materials. It has a strong track record of product quality, engineering excellence and innovation and will be involved in process engineering and economic evaluation of the OCMOL process.


People involved :

Dr. Johan Corthouts

PIB Market Development Manager at INEOS Oligomers

Professional Experience:
From June 1988 to June 1990, Quality Control Engineer at BP Chemicals in Zwijndrecht (Antwerp, Belgium)
From July 1990 to June 1999, Quality Control Manager at BP Chemicals/Inspec/INEOS
From July 1999 to October 2008, Research & Technical Development  Manager at INEOS Oxide
Since October 2008, Market Development Manager at INEOS Oligomers

From 1979 to 1983, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Master degree in Chemistry
From 1983 to 1988, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, PhD in Chemistry