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

The role of solvents in achieving the European green deal

Mid-January 2021, the European Solvents Industry Group (ESIG), a sector group of Petrochemicals Europe, held its first Stakeholder Day, which is part of a series of events on "Solvents & the European Green Deal". It focused on the sustainability and circular Economy aspects.

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Industry acts to implement benzene exposure limit and protect workers’ health

Following the publication by the European Commission (EC) of its proposal for the revised benzene Occupational Exposure Limits (OEL), the industry has already started to develop implementation plans to comply with the value and the Cefic Aromatics Producers’ Association (APA) and Concawe have written guidelines to help refineries and petrochemical sites do so.

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From Twitter #

One of our member companies, @Repsol , has joined a consortium to develop green #hydrogen !
It is one example of how petrochemical companies are contributing to the #EUGreenDeal !

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

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300.000 Jobs

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145 €Billion/year total 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

2nd Go circular: Transitioning the chemical industry toward a circular future

Go Circular is a business case conference where you can find a good balance between topics and speakers. It covers the entire plastics circular value chain starting from petrochemicals companies to brand owners. Main idea of the event is to have discussions around not only recycling technologies but also economic feasibility.

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