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.
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.
Discover our Interactive Flowchart
Petrochemicals Europe’s Flowchart illustrates the complex journey of petrochemicals from raw materials to everyday products. The updated chart reflects the industry’s initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint and diversify its feedstock. Check out the updated flowchart and order a printed copy:
Petrochemical Industry in Europe
145 €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.