Acetyls Americas

About us

BP Acetyls Americas is headquartered in Naperville, IL. We offer efficient supply chains and distribution networks to cost-effectively serve customers throughout the Americas, as well as effectively integrating with the entire BP Global Acetyls business.

We have a dedicated and knowledgeable account management team to provide product and market expertise to support your needs. Our customer services team has extensive experience and are responsive to your requirements.  BP sets our top priority as the safe and reliable delivery of our products and provides technical support to ensure safe handling throughout the supply chain.

Our history

Acetic acid

In 2016, BP Acetyls Americas celebrated the 30-year anniversary of a production agreement with the Texas City acetic acid site that has been in place since 1986.  Our story begins with the original owner and developer of a leading acetic acid technology, Monsanto, and later a group of employees and other investors formed Sterling Chemicals to purchase the asset while BP purchased the technology.

Using the expertise and skills developed within BP for sales and marketing, supply chain and logistics, a deal was put together with Sterling Chemicals that provided BP with the exclusive rights to 100% of the acetic acid produced from the Texas City unit.  In 2011, Sterling Chemicals was purchased by Eastman Chemical Company, who currently operates the Texas City facility.

The unique commercial relationship continues to build upon the strengths that BP Acetyls has in technology, sales and marketing, including a portfolio of valued customers.


BP has an ownership share in the Atlas Methanol Company with joint venture partner Methanex. The unit is located in the Point Lisas Industrial Estate in Trinidad & Tobago and produces 5000 mt per day. Built in 2004, the unit is a world-class unit that takes advantage of the abundance of local natural gas resources.  BP markets methanol via its trading arm, BP Integrated Supply & Trading.

Our products - sales specifications and data sheets