Petrochemicals Europe – What is it and who belongs to it?

Petrochemicals Europe is the voice of the European petrochemical industry and brings together about 90 member companies. These are companies manufacturing ethylene and propylene from steam cracking and/or other olefins, and/or aromatics for chemical use, and/or major first stage petrochemical derivatives (excluding polymer). Since June 2014 Petrochemicals Europe is the new name for Appe -Association of Petrochemicals Producers in Europe- which was founded in 1985.
Petrochemicals Europe is chaired by Mr Markku Korvenranta, Executive Vice President Base Chemicals at Borealis AG.

The Petrochemicals Europe Board, representing the cracker operators, meets every quarter and a General Assembly meeting is organised once a year. Check here for an updated list of Petrochemicals Europe members (including affiliated members).

As the voice of the European petrochemical industry, our mission is to
- advocate for conditions that will allow the industry to operate successfully in a highly-competitive global environment
- raise awareness of the contribution of our industry to the European economy which provides essential raw materials for thousands of products produced by diverse industries, driving innovation and creating employment
- engage continuously with all our stakeholders in the pursuit of sustainable solutions.

In an interview with global information provider Platts, Dorothee Arns talks about the strengths and weaknesses of the petrochemicals industry in Europe.  Listen here to the Platts Petrochemicals Focus (February 2015).

Petrochemicals Europe is part of the Petrochemicals industry sector in Cefic, the European Chemical Industry council, representing about 29,000 large, medium and small chemical companies employing approximately 1.2 million people, and accounting for nearly a third of world chemicals production.