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

EU 2050 climate strategy: Cefic highlights importance of keeping industry competitive

On 28 November, the European Commission presented its scenarios outlining ways the EU economy can reach carbon-neutrality by 2050. These scenarios require a huge transformation of all sectors of the e...

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UK and EU chemical industry highlights importance of Brexit deal

The chemical industry in the UK and EU-27 have welcomed an agreed text on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union and a future trading relationship. This is all the more important for the petrochemical sector since chemicals derived from oil and gas account for 30% of EU chemicals' trade with the UK.

16/11/2018 - Read more

From Twitter #

Cefic DG @MMens is at #COP24 today speaking about how EU industry can reduce CO2 emissions through industrial symbiosis. These projects exist already: our member @BASF has already prevented 2.8 M metric tons of #carbon emissions with the methode https://t.co/mbBapVr99X

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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AdBlue technology

The AdBlue technology can neutralize up to 90% of nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel engines…

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Upcoming Event

EEPC Workshop on safety culture

The safety Workshop will take place at the Radisson Sas Hotel in Antwerp, Belgium and will feature representatives from companies that will present their programs to implement and improve safety culture. Consultants will also give an interactive training on how create a high-safety culture within companies.

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