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

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

Solvents Award winner shows innovation in digitalisation

The European Solvents Industry Group, ESIG, a sector group of Petrochemicals Europe (Cefic), has awarded the Solvents Award 2019 to Packwise GmbH for its “smart IBC industrial containers”. Its project showcases innovation in the field of digitalisation.

09/09/2019 - Read more

From Twitter #

The selective catalytic reduction technology using #adblue®, one of @EUPetro products, reduces toxic emissions from diesel by converting NOx emissions into harmless water vapour & nitrogen thus improving #airquality: #MobilityWeek #ChemistryCan: https://t.co/EpFAhV9y6n

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

300.000 Jobs

155 €Billion/year totals sales


95% of manufactured products


26% of total chemical sales

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SCR technology

The selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology known as AdBlue can neutralize up to 90% of nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel engines…

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Upcoming Event

Argus Biofuels

Argus will focus on the industry’s most pressing challenges, including the impact and latest developments in RED II legislation, changes in tariffs and the affect on international trade, how EU ticketing systems are progressing, availability of waste-based and other advanced biofuels, and production levels and supply/demand dynamics. Leading experts will reveal their insights into how to overcome market bottlenecks and take advantage of new opportunities.

London, UK - Read more