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

Petrochemicals Europe appoints new leadership

Silvio Ghyoot joins Cefic as new Executive Director of Petrochemicals Europe, an industry sector of Cefic. Meanwhile, Rob Ingram, CEO, INEOS Olefins & Polymers Europe North has been appointed as new Chairman of the Petrochemicals Europe Board, succeeding Pieter Platteeuw from The Dow Chemical Company.

17/06/2019 - Read more

We Are Making REACH Work

Following on from the publication of The BUND Report on REACH dossier quality, Cefic to which Petrochemicals Europe belongs reiterated its commitment to make REACH work. REACH is the largest environmental regulation produced by the European Union, and companies are continuing to work hard on its implementation.

21/05/2019 - Read more

From Twitter #

Today is the start of EU Sustainable Energy week ♻️ #ChemistryCan contribute to #lowcarbonEU with innovations that enable energy efficient construction materials, wind and solar power, and electric cars for example. https://t.co/hOtRTYSErz #EUSEW19

Chemistry is all about you

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

Discover the unique partnership for a better life.

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

Mediterranean Refining and Petrochemicals Summit

The conference will provide practical insights into the global and regional refining and petrochemicals environment, product and price shifts and legislative developments, whilst unearthing strategies for increased growth, stability and competitiveness.

Tarragona, Spain - Read more