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

25 years of ESIG and ESVOC

The European Solvents Industry Group (ESIG) and the European Solvents Downstream Users Coordination Group (ESVOC) celebrated their 25 year anniversary

15/11/2021 - Read more

Solvents Human Exposure Database

The European Solvents Industry Group's (ESIG) has finalised the update of the Solvents Human Exposure Database which is now available on its website.

12/07/2021 - Read more

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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.





Paint and Coatings

Household Products


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Petrochemical Industry in Europe

300.000 Jobs

145 €Billion/year total sales


95% of manufactured products


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

Future of Polyolefins 2022

With the increased attention on plastic & waste from the public, the polyolefins industry is facing many changes, not only from a regulation perspective, but also in designing products meeting sustainability & circular economy targets. The entire value chain now needs to adapt to this new era for plastics in order to thrive and make a positive impact on the planet. 15% discount is offered with the code CFPe9MKT

Düsseldorf, Germany - Read more