We build the Future

From energy efficient houses to electronics, smart clothing, aviation and even space travel, petrochemicals are at the heart of innovation that is shaping tomorrow’s world.

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Petrochemicals in Action

Petrochemistry has done wonders in the fields of transport, hygiene, housing and technology, making our lives far easier than they have ever been in the previous centuries.

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Latest News

New Chemical Strategy For Sustainability

On 14 October, the European Commission adopted the Chemical Strategy for Sustainability (CSS). Cefic, to which Petrochemicals Europe belongs welcomed the new compliance, enforcement and innovation pro...

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Europe’s petrochemicals industry initiatives to decarbonize & deliver on EU Green Deal

Petrochemicals Europe's member companies have already taken initiatives to reduce their own carbon footprint while fostering innovation in low-carbon technologies. These initiatives range from the electrification of steam crackers to CCS/CCU and circular economy projects.

03/07/2020 - Read more

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Here is one examples of how @EUPetro members help make #circulareconomy come true! @Lucite

Chemistry is all about you

EPCA released its 3rd video on STEM education in cooperation with Petrochemicals Europe.

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Petrochemicals in action

Discover where petrochemicals are used and how their versatility and properties are invaluable.





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Petrochemical Industry in Europe

300.000 Jobs

155 €Billion/year total sales


95% of manufactured products


26% of total chemical sales

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Solvents – a key ingredient of durable and sustainable materials

When you see solar panels or bridges you probably don’t think that solvents play a big role in making and protecting them. Yet they do. Solvents are essential to glue solar panels together. Coatings with solvents protect infrastructure like bridges and dams from corrosion and rust, extending their lifetime by decades.

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Upcoming Event

European Petrochemicals Virtual Conference

Times are uncertain for the petrochemicals industry in wake of covid-19. Many parts of the petrochemicals industry have been particularly hard hit, while at the same time, the need for medical equipment has opened the door to new opportunities for some. During the S&P Global Platts European Petrochemicals Virtual Conference, key industry players will talk about how the sector is adapting to these turbulent times.

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