What we do

BP Acetyls Europe is the major acetic acid and acetic anhydride producer in Europe.

The site is also home to the Global Centre for Research and Technology which developed BP’s leading edge proprietary Cativa® process. By combining our technology capability, industry knowledge and service expertise, we aim to bring the best of our company to every customer.

Leading acetyls producer

BP Acetyls Europe is the largest single producer of acetic acid and anhydride in Europe, producing approximately half a million tonnes annually. Our products are the key raw materials for the manufacture of a wide number of commodities and consumer goods.

Transforming the industry

Our Global Research and Technology Centre has created a range of groundbreaking technologies and provides world-class, cost-effective research, development and licensing for BP’s global businesses.