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

Masterplan of energy-intensive industries

Cefic, to which Petrochemicals Europe belongs, signed the “Masterplan for a Competitive Transformation of EU Energy-intensive Industries Enabling (EIIs) a Climate-neutral, Circular Economy by 2050” calling for the inclusion of a strong and ambitious industrial policy in the European Green Deal.

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European Industries call for ambitious industrial strategy

On 26 November, Industry4Europe, a coalition of 149 sector associations representing the diversity of the EU’s industrial base, including the chemical industry published its new Joint Paper ‘A long-term strategy for Europe’s industrial future: from words to action’. Through cross-sectoral recommendations, the Industry4Europe coalition contributes to the future EU industrial strategy announced by European Commission President-Elect Ursula von der Leyen.

26/11/2019 - Read more

From Twitter #

#Petrochemicals drive innovation in #lowcarbon technologies. They are essential components of #renewables (#wind🌬️ turbines & #solarpower 🌞panels) and #insulation materials 🌇 contributing to the fight against #ClimateChange : https://petrochemistry.eu/we-build-the-future/ #COP25Madrid

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.

Transport

Packaging

Construction

Textile

Paint and Coatings

Household Products

Electronics

Other Applications

Petrochemical Industry in Europe

300.000 Jobs

155 €Billion/year totals sales

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95% of manufactured products

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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

17th International Conference on Renewable Mobility “Fuels of the Future”

The Conference will offer an overview of the diverse legislative initiatives, current market developments and project examples as well as a broad forum for the exchange of experience and personal discussions. Sustainable Fuels will deliver a speech.

Berlin, Germany - Read more