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

German chemical association appoints new Director General

The Board of the Association of the German Chemical Industry (VCI) has just appointed Dr. Wolfgang Große Entrup as new Director General. As of 1 October 2019, he will replace Utz Tillmann who has held the position since 2008 and will retire.

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Petrochemicals Europe wins European Award

We are proud to announce that Petrochemicals Europe won the European Association Awards 2019 in the category of the best association website. We would like to thank the jury for giving us recognition for the revamp of our website. It is the result of several months of hard work and excellent cooperation within our team.

03/04/2019 - Read more

From Twitter #

Chemical industry helps make #wind turbines last longer, but we can also play a key role in the #circular design and the #recyclability of the turbines. Find out more of our collaboration with @WindEurope https://t.co/tU5js7v594 #ChemistryCan

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

ESIG solvents training

The European Solvents Industry Group (ESIG) organises jointly with the UK Solvents Industry Association (SIA) an introductory course to the solvents industry, which is designed for newcomers in the solvents sector and other professionals looking to ‘refresh’ their knowledge about solvents.

Brussels, Belgium - Read more