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Through extensive research we have close relationships with the world's leading suppliers, offering the best materials to serve your needs. We have been selected to become the preferred partner for a wide range of products which create your success.

Our main supplier, INEOS is Europe's third largest Polyolefins producer, manufacturing approximately 3 million tons per annum. This large polymers business serves the following four industry sectors that cover many everyday applications.

 

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Construction & Durables

INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe's Construction & Durables sector gathers all the long lasting applications with high technology content, and provides a complete range of resins suited for each of the applications below. 

Pipes (Including Injection Moulded Fittings)

Nowadays in Europe, drinking water and gas networks are mainly made of polyethylene. Main types of polyethylene used are the so-called PE80 and PE100 grades classified according to EN and ISO standards for transport of drinking water and gas under pressure.

More recently, new challenges are appearing in this market. New installation techniques are used, and engineering, as well as gas and water companies, are increasing their requirements.

Lautrup Chemicals eases the market pressure through Ineos on their customers by proposing new materials with outstanding properties such as low sagging during extrusion or stress cracking resistance to meet these new needs.

PE-X Crosslinked Polyethylene

The hot and cold water market is turning increasingly to plastics solutions. Crosslinked polyethylene materials have been in use for around 30 years primarily in wire and cable application and for hot and cold water pipes in competition with copper. These materials are increasingly frequently used and tend to replace traditional materials such as copper or galvanized steel for plumbing, radiator connection or other applications to transport hot and cold water inside buildings.

There are three main types of Crosslinked Polyethylene (PE-X) : PE-Xa - peroxide, PE-Xb - silane, and PE-Xc radiation Crosslinked. The most commonly used process is the PE-Xb silane process with pipe Crosslinked after extrusion by exposure to moisture. The pipe is Crosslinked by immersion in hot water, normally in the factory, but it can be left to crosslink naturally even during initial service. These three types of PE-X are equivalent in term of properties and follow all the same classifications in the ISO 10508 standard. INEOS O&P Europe is hot on the spot by proposing the best in class resin for silane (PEX b) technologies, both one-step and Sioplas.

Car Fuel Tank (CFT)

The automotive market is global, highly competitive and rapidly changing. At INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe we are aware of the pressures this brings, and, as a result, we are working in partnership with OEMs to further reduce costs and improve environmental performance.

HDPE has become the material of choice for Automotive Car Fuel Tanks in Europe and the Americas, and is replacing steel at an increasing rate elsewhere around the world. The overriding advantage of HDPE car fuel tanks is safety, including:

  • Lighter weight
  • Lower cost
  • Absence of corrosion
  • Design freedom
  • Easy integration of other components
  • 100% recyclability Do not hesitate to approach our technical team for advice.

Rotomoulding

The rotomoulding processing technique is quite versatile, cost efficient and suitable for small to medium size production series. The rotomoulded part volume can vary between 0.1 to 50000 litres. INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe takes the advantages of more than 40 years of market experience and technical know-how in the rotomoulding industry with a supply of high performance grades.

To best serve the specific needs of INEOS rotomoulding customers (powders, coloured compounds, partial loads, etc), INEOS O&P Europe partners with organisations which specialise in this business area, which recognises the value of our hexene based rotomoulding grades and will market them accordingly.

Wire & Cable

For the wire and cable market, INEOS O&P Europe offers polyethylene base resin solutions and selected compounds for the worldwide production of telecom and power cables.

Polyethylene is one of the most widely used polymers for cable insulation and jacketing; possessing characteristics including low dielectric loss, high dielectric strength, chemical inertness, low moisture up-take and ease of extrusion. Its excellent properties make it ideally suited to many telecom and power applications. Wire and cable insulation and jacketing is produced by extruding polyethylene through a cross-head and delivering the molten polymer onto the bare conductor (insulation) or the assembled insulated wires (jacketing).

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Liquid Food Packaging & Medical

INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe's Liquid Food Packaging & Medical Sector offers a wide range of polyolefins - HDPE, LDPE, LLDPE & PP - for the packaging of food, focused on liquid food packaging including bottles, liquid carton packaging, and caps and closures.

With well-defined strategies and a background of continuous development in polymer technologies, INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe follows the latest trends in the food packaging market:

  • Environmental focus providing options for down gauging and light weighting while keeping excellent mechanical performance
  • Economical focus providing grades with highest productivity
  • Health and safety focus, giving utmost importance to food safety by providing grades with highest purity and organolepticity
  • Combining environmental practices with packaging attractiveness and convenience

The key Liquid Food Packaging & Medical applications for which INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe has widely recognised market knowledge and an extended product offering include:

  • Fresh and long-life milk
  • Food bottles
  • Extrusion coating for liquid carton packages and snack food film
  • Caps and closures

Medical and pharmaceutical applications

A dedicated sales, technical and marketing team is focused on these market segments and has strong relationship with Lautrup Chemicals. 

Caps & Closures

Polyolefins - HDPE, PP & LDPE - have become the material of choice for caps and closures, replacing traditional materials such as metal and cork.

The main advantages of plastics caps and closures include:

  • Unlimited design opportunities
  • Excellent sealability
  • Convenience
  • Tamper Evidence Band
  • Outstanding organoleptic properties
  • Possibilities of down gauging

INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe is the market leader in polyolefins for beverage caps. They specialise in applications requiring pure grades that preserve the organoleptic properties of a beverage. The Eltex®brand meets the demands of such pure grade applications, along with a full range of HDPE, PP and LDPE grades for caps and closures with performance in applications including chemicals, personal care, pharmaceuticals, foods and beverages.

Eltex® SuperstressT,INEOS O&P Europe's HDPE grade for beverage caps, combines excellent processing, high standard organoleptic and exceptional stress crack resistance specifically to satisfy demanding cap applications with significant down-gauging potential. Organolepticity is no longer reserved for HDPE cap grades.

INEOS Polyolefins has developed a transparent PP random copolymer with excellent organoleptic properties for caps and closures in direct contact with still beverages: Eltex® P CAP912. Thanks to its high transparency, surface aspect quality and high hinge resistance with a good balance between impact, stiffness and processing, this new grade will open the door to new innovative cap designs.

Milk Bottle

HDPE is INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe's selected material for fresh and long-life milk bottle packaging. The main advantages of HDPE bottles include:

  • Lightweight
  • Design flexibility
  • Easy process
  • Low cost

INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe offers a full range of HDPE grades perfectly adapted to each type of milk:

  • Natural grades for fresh milk and sterilised flavoured milk, less sensitive to light
  • White grades ready-to-use for 3-layer and 6-layer bottle production offering a perfect light barrier and perfect light and oxygen barriers respectively

INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe's product range covers each type of milk, including:

  • Fresh
  • Sterilised
  • UHT

And each type of blow-moulding machine, including:

  • Low
  • High output
  • Wheel
  • Shuttle concept

INEOS O&P Europe has led the HDPE market for the past 40 years in fresh and sterilized milk packaging, and UHT packaging in coextruded bottles for the past 20 years. INEOS O&P Europe is committed to close and continuous collaboration with customers, blowmoulding machine manufacturers and brand-owners. INEOS O&P Europe, with extensive research & development facilities in Brussels (Belgium), is actively engaged in new development projects.

Extrusion Coating

Extrusion Coating is a technique that permits the extrusion of a thin polymer layer onto a substrate to facilitate the production of multi-layer packaging, including:

  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Aluminium foil
  • Film

Extrusion coating is used in several industry applications, including:

  • Liquid carton packaging
  • Photographic paper
  • Flexible & commercial packaging

INEOS O&P Europe offers a full range of polymer grades starting from LDPE, the most widely used thermoplastic for extrusion coating. Our continuous product improvement allows us to offer you a product range that meets all your requirements including excellent processing behaviour, outstanding adhesion, heat sealing and optical properties.

INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe has launched the new Eltex® PF metallocene product range, dedicated to film end uses. The Eltex® PF metallocene product range will be added to the well-established existing LLDPE product mix. 

INEOS O&P Europe is committed to a close and continuous collaboration with customers, machine manufacturers and brand-owners, to steadily improve the performance of our resins. 

INEOS O&P Europe has a dedicated team of technical experts and a world-class laboratory extrusion coating line. These resources support our customers and maximise the performance of their machine and technology with our grades. Do not hesitate to approach our technical team for advice through your local contact.

Eltex® MED

The INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe's product slate includes PP (HPP, and RCP), HDPE and LLDPE for use in pharmaceutical and medical applications. Today, Lautrup is able to offer our customers an extended range of polyolefins for use in multiple conversion techniques. Those grades allow a wide variety of design and functionality.

Advantages offered by the Eltex® MED range to the market include:

  • Dedicated materials
  • Grades guaranteed with long term availability
  • Compliance with the European and U.S. pharmacopoeia
  • All products have been tested according to EUP & USP Class VI 

These products are fully supported by a wide range of documents and certificates.

Support

Without exception, all medical applications must be approved by the INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe's Liquid Food Packaging & Medical sector.

The following documents will be available, but please note not all documentation is available for all grades.

Some documentation is available on existing standard resins: please contact Lautrup for your requirements. 

Documentation

  • Certificates for compositional compliance to European Pharmacopoeia and for compliance to United States Pharmacopoeia USP class VI; documents valid for 2 years
  • Testing against EuP & USP - class VI protocols: carried out; testing reports by accredited labs available upon request
  • Drug Master File (FDA) registered - Letter of Authorization available upon request
  • 2 years warranty of supply

Specialised Medical Market Support

  • Dedicated sales and technical service support
  • Continuity of supply (2 years)
  • Continuity of formulation (2 years, unless controlled by applicable regulations)
  • Notification of changes (2 years)
  • Eltex® MED quality and logistics
  • Formula disclosure under secrecy agreement to the pharmaceutical industry only
  • FTIR spectrum available upon request 
  • Technical brochure

Applications in which INEOS O&P Europe manufactures specialist grades include: 
Blow-Fill-Seal, Syringes, Inhalers and Medical Caps & Closures.

INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe offers a range of innovative solutions for the flexible packaging market, based on our wide range of products; including Eltex® P, Eltex® PF, EBA copolymers and BOPP.

Eltex® PF (new generation metallocene PE) in combination with other INEOS O&P Europe products offers state of the art solutions enabling customers to develop market leading products:

  • Eltex® PF combined with EBA copolymers for stretch hoods
  • Eltex® PF plus LDPE for high clarity collation shrink film
  • Eltex® PF product range for lamination

Eltex® P Polypropylene sealing layer resins cover a comprehensive performance range. Thanks to the versatility of the polymer structure (C2 & C4 copolymer, C2/C4 terpolymer), Eltex® P offers outstanding film surface functionalities such as low sealing temperature, hot tack strength and metallisation.

Combinations of Eltex® P with homopolymers provides unique solutions for:

  • Sealable transparent films
  • Tobacco film
  • White cavitated films
  • Labels
  • Metallised films

BOPP (bi-oriented polypropylene) Film

INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe's reputation in the marketplace as a leading producer of BOPP film is supported by INEOS O&P Europe's 25 year relationship with BOPP supply chain producers, converters, packers and end-users.

Due to the diversity of our inherited polypropylene technologies (bulk, gas phase such as Unipol® and Innovene®), INEOS O&P Europe markets a broad complementary portfolio of polypropylene resins designed to meet the demand placed upon the BOPP films, including:

  • Standard homopolymer intended for BOPP tenter and double bubble processes
  • Homopolymer suitable for metallisation intended for BOPP tenter and double bubble processes
  • Slightly modified homopolymer intended for BOPP tenter process

As the world-leading supplier of heat seal resins, INEOS O&P Europe offers the most complete range of skin layer resins under the trade name "ELTEX® P" for sealable coextruded BOPP and metallisation applications.

  • High ethylene content random copolymer (ELTEX® P KS 400 series)
  • Propylene/ethylene/butene terpolymer (ELTEX® P KS 300 series)
  • High comonomer content propylene / alpha-olefin copolymer (ELTEX® P KS341 and KS399)
  • Propylene/alpha-olefin copolymer for metallised film targeting high barrier performance (ELTEX® P KS607)

CPP (Cast Polypropylene) Film

INEOS O&P Europe also supplies polypropylene resins intended for non-oriented (cast) and blown films applications, including:

  • Homopolymer for un-oriented film applications (CPP)
  • Medium ethylene content random copolymer for shrink films
  • High ethylene content random copolymer for cast and blown film
  • Impact copolymer for retortable, sterilizable and stand-up pouch applications

INEOS O&P Europe is committed to a close and continuous collaboration with customers, machine manufacturers and brand-owners, to steadily improve the performance of our resins. We have a dedicated team of technical experts and a world-class laboratory. With these resources we support customers and maximise the performance of their machine and technology with our grades.

Do not hesitate to approach Lautrup for advice.

Metallocene

Eltex® PF materials are at the forefront of metallocene LLDPE production for film applications. They offer leading extrusion performance combined with enhanced end product properties. Extruder output can be increased or energy consumption decreased by as much as 20%.

This performance, together with exceptionally high impact resistance (>1000 g/25µm dart drop) and improved sealing and optical properties, allows INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe to offer a very distinctive set of behaviours for Eltex® PF products, including:

  • Eltex® PF6212AA for a wide range of demanding film applications
  • Eltex® PF6212KJ fully formulated for a wide range of demanding applications
  • Eltex® PF6212LA especially selected for high quality lamination
  • Eltex® PF6212LJ fully formulated & selected for lamination
  • Eltex® PF6220AA for very demanding extrusion conditions
  • Eltex® PF6220KJ for very demanding extrusion conditions & fully formulated
  • Eltex® PF6130AA for high performance cast stretch applications
  • Eltex® PF6612AA for collation shrink & consumer packaging
  • Eltex® PF6612KJ fully formulated for collation shrink & consumer packaging

Eltex® PF materials are made using a very clean manufacturing process (proprietary Innovene gas phase process) and this, together with the potential to significantly downgauge films and reduce packaging weight, ensures that the whole value chain is greener.

LDPE for Film Application

The LDPE grade range from INEOS Olefins & Polymers varies from standard homopolymers to EBA (Ethylene Butyl Acrylate) copolymers and ionomers. These materials are used in a wide selection of applications, including:

  • Stretch hoods
  • Collation shrinkwrap
  • Lamination film
  • Consumer packaging

LDPE is made in Cologne, Germany and Bamble, Norway using autoclave technology. These materials (particularly the low melt index grades) show better toughness, higher sealing strength and range, and better holing resistance in shrink film than similar LDPE grades from tubular plants.

LLDPE for Film Application

INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe manufactures both the C6- and C4-LLDPE product ranges, using proprietary Innovene gas phase process. 

C4-LLDPE is a very versatile material that is used in applications ranging from lamination film through to stretch wrap, consumer packaging and industrial films. The C6-LLDPE products are high performance materials that offer superior film properties for highly demanding applications such as pre-stretched cast film, heavy duty sacks, high quality lamination film and thin gauge consumer packaging.

The C4-LLDPE products are used in a wide range of film applications all around the world, via direct sales and through the sales of INEOS Gas Phase licensees.

Film Market Solutions:

Appropriate combinations of INEOS O&P Europe's materials deliver innovative and high performance structures in several Film market segments, such as:

Stretch Hoods:

This fast growing segment is at the forefront of meeting users' expectations in a film structure; lightweight, transparent and glossy, with high mechanical resistance. Best results come from their use in combination of Eltex® PF metallocene PE and LDPE EBA rich. 

Collation Shrinks:

Consumers enjoy the ease, toughness and appearance of collation shrinks packaging. This is a typical example of where Eltex® PF materials together with a specific LDPE material outperform all existing solutions 

Metallocene PE/PP Structures:

The market leading developments of Structured Metallocene PE with PP layers have led to major steps in end products enhancement, allowing our customers to differentiate themselves from the ranks of their competitors. 

The Solutions offer comprises Eltex® PF materials with a number of newly developed PP materials: 

  • High clarity/high stiffness solution
  • High transparency/softness
  • High stiffness/transparency and sealability
  • Lamination

Textile & Fibre

With over 25 years' experience in textile research, development and technical support, INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe is an historical and global leader in textile applications:

  • Monofilaments

INEOS O&P Europe supplies monofilament grades all over the world for a wide variety of applications including knitted fabrics and high quality ropes. End uses for these products include fishing nets, protective nets for construction and agriculture etc, where our class leading materials.provide all the necessary properties.

  • Artificial grass

INEOS O&P Europe supplies a complete range of HDPE, metallocene and standard LLDPE, and PP homo- and co-polymer materials for the artificial grass market.

  • Tapes

INEOS O&P Europe supplies HDPE and PP tape grades for applications including knitted and woven fabrics.  We supply fruit and vegetable bags, bale nets and wraps, carpet backing, woven bags, geotextiles and other applications where all the necessary properties are provided by our products.

  • Multifilaments

INEOS O&P Europe supplies PE and PP grades that provide an optimum balance between mechanical properties and softness.

INEOS O&P Europe produces HDPE grades with high fluidity intended for bi-component fibres and special applications.  Within the PP range we offer a complete set of products for BCF, CF and staple fibres. INEOS O&P Europe also offers tailor made products for specific applications via close customer partnerships.

  • Spunbond

INEOS O&P Europe supplies PP and PE grades suitable for all applications including hygiene and industrial. All resins are suitable for high speed production lines and the range includes formulations which are approved by major hygiene end-users.

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Advanced Packaging Applications

The advanced packaging applications sector of INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe offers a wide range of polyolefins, including PP, HDPE, LDPE and LLDPE, used in:

  • Advanced Industrial applications
  • Advanced Food Packaging applications
  • Advanced Technical applications
  • Compounding

As a result of its leading technology, strong product development capability and willingness to create value and strong relationships with customers and end-users INEOS O&P Europe is committed to serve the current and future needs of the global compounding, injection and blow moulding markets. Whether you are producing high clarity bottles for cosmetic applications, high volume food packaging tubs or filled compounds for the automotive industry, INEOS O&P Europe has a leading grade to meet your requirements exactly.

Our unrivalled product offering is supported by a dedicated sales and technical team with extensive knowledge of the principal markets served.

Advanced Industrial Packaging

INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe's advanced industrial packaging sector supplies advantaged polyolefins for use in the production of injection and blow moulded articles with sizes ranging from less than 10 ml to more than 10,000 L. These containers and bottles are typically supplied to the industrial packaging and transportation markets.

High density polyethylene:

INEOS O&P Europe operates state of the art proprietary production facilities using a range of catalyst systems to produce leading grades specifically tailored for all end used applications:

  • Narrow molecular weight homopolymer and copolymer grades for injection moulding of industrial containers for handling applications
  • Medium molecular weight homopolymer and copolymer grades with excellent stiffness / environmental stress crack resistance balances to meet the most demanding blow moulded end user applications
  • High molecular weight copolymer grades with class leading impact / environmental stress crack performance for blow moulded Industrial Packaging

Polypropylene:

INEOS O&P Europe operates four production technologies on seven reactors based on five sites across Europe. This broad base enables production optimisation without compromising material properties. Detailed process and product development has led to a broad grade range with leading edge products for all mainstream injection and blow moulding applications.

  • Homopolymer grades for maximum stiffness, good contact clarity and surface gloss
  • Random copolymer grades for outstanding clarity, surface gloss, good rigidity and excellent impact resistance
  • Block or impact copolymer grades with outstanding impact and chemical resistance with high levels of rigidity

Low and Linear density polyethylene:

INEOS O&P Europe has a limited range of Low density polyethylene (LDPE) and linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) grades suitable for industrial packaging.

Advanced Food Packaging

INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe's advanced food packaging sector supplies advantaged polyolefins for use in producing Injection moulded, Thermoformed and Blow moulded articles with volumes ranging from less than 10 ml to more than 20 L. These containers and bottles are typically supplied to the food and consumer packaging market.

Polypropylene:

INEOS O&P Europe operates four production technologies on seven reactors based on five sites across Europe. This broad base enables production optimisation without compromising material properties. This coupled with detailed process and product development has given INEOS O&P Europe a broad grade range with leading products for all mainstream applications.

  • Homopolymer grades for maximum stiffness, excellent hot fill characteristics and good contact clarity and surface gloss
  • Random copolymer grades with outstanding clarity and surface gloss, andgood levels of rigidity and impact resistance
  • Block or impact copolymer grades with excellent impact and good levels of rigidity

High density polyethylene:

INEOS O&P Europe operates state of the art proprietary production facilities using a range of catalyst systems. These produce leading grades specifically tailored for injection and blow moulded food packaging applications.

Low and Linear low density polyethylene:

INEOS O&P Europe has a limited range of low density polyethylene (LDPE) and linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) grades suitable for the food packaging (e.g. caps and soft lids) industry.

Advanced Technical Applications

Through mergers and acquisitions, INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe has reinforced its presence in technical applications, developing an important position in many markets. INEOS O&P Europe closely interacts with the different supply chain players, from producers to converters and end-users, offering class-leading materials and customer support.

INEOS O&P Europe has developed a range of products meeting the high quality demands of our customers' applications. Our resins' main properties are enhanced mechanical and optical properties and processability:

  • PP homopolymers: high temperature resistance plus a range of properties from standard, to ultra-high stiffness, to enhanced clarity, to powder and pellet solutions
  • PP random copolymers: improved optical properties, gloss levels and impact improvement over homopolymer
  • PP impact copolymers: excellent stiffness/impact balance for low temperature applications
  • HDPE homopolymer and copolymers C4 & C6
  • LDPE homopolymer and copolymers (EBA & MAA)
  • LLDPE metallocene, C6 & C4 * Powders PP and PE

Within the advanced technical applications sub-sector, INEOS O&P Europe is working with their customers to develop applications that follow and lead market trends. Innovation and technology are key objectives of the sector. INEOS O&P Europe has included new automotive applications within the advanced technical applications sub-sector.

Compounding

INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe's first priority is serving customers and developing the necessary products for their markets. This has led to the development of both powder and pellet grades specifically tailored for the compounding market. These tailored grades are complemented by an extensive range of grades primarily designed for the injection moulding, blow moulding and extrusion markets.

Polypropylene:

Should you require stiffness, impact or transparency our polypropylene grades will meet your technical requirements. Additionally, a range of homopolymer and copolymer powder grades taken directly from the reactor, branded Eltex® P, are available. Eltex® P powders are not stabilised and have a narrow particle size distribution with an average size of around 600 microns. 

This narrow particle size distribution coupled with a spherical morphology results in free flowing characteristics and virtually no fines. The uniform size gives excellent mixing behaviour with additives, fillers and colour concentrates.

High density polyethylene:

Along with a complete range of pellet grades, INEOS O&P Europe also offers an extensive range of powder grades produced on a Ziegler Slurry process using proprietary supported catalyst. These powders, both homopolymer and copolymers have an average particle size of 250 microns making them ideal for numerous applications including the following:

  • Wood Plastic Composites
  • Textile components
  • Masterbatch and compound production
  • Chlorinated or chemically modified polyethylene production

Low and Linear low density polyethylene:

An extensive range of low density and linear low density polyethylene grades are offered for compound production though these grades are only supplied in pellet form.

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