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 Circular Plastics Alliance to boost chemical recycling

On 20 September, the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) to which Petrochemicals Europe belongs signed the Declaration of the Circular Plastics Alliance. The Alliance is the EU-wide voluntary movement to increase recycling and the uptake of recycled plastics in the EU by 2025.

23/09/2019 - Read more

ECHA publishes advice on how to comply with NMP restriction

A new guidance document is available for industrial users of 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP), one of Petrochemicals Europe’s products, to help them comply with the substance’s restriction requirements and protect workers’ health and the environment. Available NOW in 23 languages!

11/09/2019 - Read more

From Twitter #

The #petrochemicals industry is committed to #circulareconomy. It has already improved its resource & #energyefficiency via water 🌊reuse, integrated sites🏭 and CO2 & heat and steam reuse and recycling: https://lnkd.in/dAhCzND

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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Construction

Textile

Paint and Coatings

Household Products

Electronics

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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