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

ESIG Award winner highlights important role of digitalisation in supply chain management

The ESIG Solvents Award ceremony took place in Brussels on 6 November during the General Assemblies of the Oxygenated Solvents Producers Association (OSPA) and the Hydrocarbon Solvents Producers Association (HSPA). After the award ceremony, ESIG interviewed Gesche Weger, Packwise CEO who explains how the start-up was created and what the technology can bring to the chemical industry in terms of digitalisation and sustainability.

14/11/2019 - Read more

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

From Twitter #

ESIG Solvents Award ceremony took place in Brussels on 6 November and the prize went #PackWise with its digitalisation innovation project ‘Smart IBC industrial containers’, stressing the importance of of #digitalization in chemical #transport via @EUPetro http://bit.ly/32Rzv4t

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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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