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

Cefic calls for an ambitious industrial strategy

Cefic to which Petrochemicals Europe belongs presented its Manifesto for a Competitive Europe at the EU Council Competitiveness & Growth Working Party meeting on 17 September. It outlines specific recommendations from the chemical industry aimed at reinforcing the industry’s role as an enabler of all other manufacturing sectors.

18/09/2018 - Read more

INEOS announces major investment in new petrochemicals plants

INEOS, a member company of Petrochemicals Europe, announced on 3 July that it would build an ethane steam cracker and a propane dehydrogenation unit in North West Europe. The steam cracker will be the first to be constructed in Europe in over 20 years.

04/07/2018 - Read more

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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 totals sales


95% of manufactured products


26% of total chemical sales

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AdBlue technology

The AdBlue technology can neutralize up to 90% of nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel engines…

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Upcoming Event

Argus Olefins and Aromatics European Seminar

Argus Olefins and Aromatics European Seminar 2018 will discuss the sector's supply demand trends, price forecasts and trade flows. The event offers you the chance to explore the future of international markets with your peers.

Vienna, Austria - Read more