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 Europe Head shares her thoughts on state of European industry

In the run-up to EPCA Annual Meeting, Dorothee Arns, Executive Director of Petrochemicals Europe, reflected on the current state of the European petrochemicals industry in interviews with two major trade journals: ICIS and Chemical Week.

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Borealis announces new petrochemical investment in Europe

Borealis, one of Petrochemicals Europe’s members, announced on 6 October that it would build a world-scale petrochemical plant in Antwerp, Belgium to produce propylene, one of the most important building blocks for the chemical industry by 2022.

08/10/2018 - Read more

From Twitter #

Introduction to @EUPetro by @doro2005 : "Petrochemicals contribute 155 bn Eur to overall European GDP" @Cefic training

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.





Paint and Coatings

Household Products


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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 annual conference

The annual EEPC (European Ethylene Producers Committee)'s breakout sessions will be devoted to the training of young engineers and keynote speeches will address the long-term vision for the global petrochemical industry and for the refining industry in Europe, and its impact on feedstock availability for ethylene crackers.

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