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

Petrochemicals industry: largest investor in EU chemical sector in 2018

The recently-published Cefic 2020 facts and figures show that petrochemicals account for over one quarter (25.4%) of EU chemical sales in 2018 and is the largest investor in the EU chemical sector, followed by plastics and “auxiliary for industry” with €6.5 billion.

17/01/2020 - Read more

Masterplan of energy-intensive industries

Cefic, to which Petrochemicals Europe belongs, signed the “Masterplan for a Competitive Transformation of EU Energy-intensive Industries Enabling (EIIs) a Climate-neutral, Circular Economy by 2050” calling for the inclusion of a strong and ambitious industrial policy in the European Green Deal.

28/11/2019 - Read more

From Twitter #

“The successful transformation of the chemical industry requires many building blocks and many hands – a team effort.” CEO Brudermüller emphasizes importance of collaboration in @WEF Blog on how to build a more climate-friendly chemical industry https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/01/how-to-build-a-more-climate-friendly-chemical-industry/ #WEF20

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 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

EEPC Workshop on furnace asset management

The European Ethylene Producers Committee (EEPC) will organise a workshop on furnace asset management in Schiphol, the Netherlands to provide a holistic view on the asset management strategy for furnaces in cracker technology, share lessons learned and discuss latest development in furnace technology. The event is for EEPC members only.

Schiphol, The Netherlands - Read more