Companies of the Saltend Chemicals Park community
px group delivers management and engineering solutions for clients within high hazard and highly regulated environments.
As owner of Saltend Chemicals Park px will play an important role in the provision of utilities, infrastructure and services to allow the companies based at the site to concentrate on their core business goals.
INEOS is a global chemicals company. Our products touch every aspect of modern-day life.
We comprise 36 businesses with 194 sites in 29 countries throughout the world.
The INEOS Acetyls business in Hull is the largest producer of acetic acid, acetic anhydride and ethyl acetate in Europe, and also home to the business’s global technology development and support team.
Acetic acid is used in the production of food preservatives, and to make goods such as ink, pharmaceuticals, household cleaning products, textiles, paints, packaging and many more items.
Acetic anhydride is used in everyday products, including detergents, aspirin and paracetamol, wood acetylated products and plastics.
Ethyl Acetate (EtAc) is also used in in everyday items, such as decaffeination, printing inks, pharmaceuticals, paints, adhesives and nail varnish remover.
Air Products PLC serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and speciality gases, performance materials, and equipment and services.
Here at Saltend, Air Products supply oxygen and nitrogen to the site infrastructure.
BP Petrochemicals technology
BP is at the forefront of research and technology in the petrochemicals field, and Hull is one of our principal global centres for petrochemicals research and technology. In addition, Hull hosts part of BP’s Centre of Expertise in Applied Chemistry and Physics (AC&P).
The Cativa® process is a world-leading technology and a pioneering approach to making acetic acid. Cativa® is the method used for producing acetic acid by carbonylation of methanol using an iridium catalyst system. This technology was developed by a team in Hull in the 1990s and commercialised in 1995.
Teams in Hull have also developed the SaaBre™ process – a new route for the production of acetic acid by converting synthesis gas directly to acetic acid in a proprietary, integrated three-step process.
Saltend Cogeneration Company Limited
The Saltend Cogeneration Company Limited entered commercial operations at Saltend in November 2000.
It is one of the largest, most efficient natural gas-fired electric power generating facilities in England and is well placed to compete in the UK power market.
As a cogeneration facility, the power station provides electricity and steam for Saltend Chemicals Park and the balance of the plant's output is sold into the deregulated UK power market.
Vivergo Fuels was formed in 2007 as a biorefinery for the future. As a joint venture between AB Sugar and DuPont, this new £350m business will help to deliver about 1/3 of the UK’s forecast bioethanol demand for petrol once fully operational.
The company will be one of the largest bioethanol producers in Europe (producing 420 million litres per year) and the largest single source supplier of animal feed in the UK, producing 500,000 tonnes each year.
Yara International ASA is the number one global supplier of mineral fertilizers.
Yara help provide food and biomass which can be used for renewable energy for a growing world population. Their industrial product portfolio includes environmental protection agents that prevent air pollution.
Yara is headquartered in Oslo with operations in more than 50 countries and sales to about 150 countries. Here at Saltend Yara own an ammonia plant. The ammonia produced at Saltend is transported by sea vessel to other Yara production units in the Netherlands and France, where it is used as a key raw material for the production of nitrogen fertilizers and other chemical products.
Tricoya Ventures UK Ltd
Tricoya Ventures UK Ltd is a subsidiary of Tricoya Technologies Ltd, which has been incorporated by Accsys Group to design, build and operate the world’s first Tricoya® manufacturing plant at Saltend Chemicals Plant, Hull, UK.
Tricoya® wood elements are produced using Accsys Group’s proprietary technology for the acetylation of wood chips, fibres and particles, primarily for use in the fabrication of panel products. Typical usages include façade cladding/siding and other secondary exterior applications, window components, door components, door skins and wet interiors, including wall linings.
Tricoya Ventures UK Ltd forms part of the Tricoya Consortium established in 2017 by Accsys Group. Equity partners in Tricoya Ventures UK Ltd includes Accsys Group (parent company), INEOS Acetyls and Medite Europe DAC.
Mitsubishi Chemical UK, SoarnoL Division manufacture and distribute Ethylene Vinyl Co-Polymer (EVOH). We also procure and distribute imported Mitsubishi Chemical products.
SoarnoL™ (EVOH), is a trade name of Ethylene-Vinyl Alcohol Copolymer originally developed through years of research. SoarnoL™ is mainly composed of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen, has no toxic gases when burned, and its combustion heat is only half that of polyethylene, causing little harm to the environment.