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

The journey of petrochemicals explained: from raw materials to 95% of all manufactured goods

We updated our flowchart illustrating the complex journey of petrochemicals from raw materials to everyday products. The update reflects the industry’s initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint and diversify its feedstock.

16/03/2023 - Read more

A milestone moment for the European chemicals industry: the EU Chemical Industry Transition Pathway helps define the sector’s path to 2050

Petrochemicals Europe, an industry group of Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, welcomes the publication of the EU Chemical Industry Transition Pathway released by the European Commission as a first-of-a-kind report offering European industry a roadmap towards the EU Green Deal goals.

16/02/2023 - Read more

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Chemistry is all about you

Showing the way to sustainable industry today

With Project ONE, Petrochemicals Europe member INEOS is bringing one of Europe’s most energy-efficient and technologically-advanced chemical complexes for the production of ethylene and propylene (olefins) to the Port of Antwerp.

Petrochemicals in action

Discover where petrochemicals are used and how their versatility and properties are invaluable.




Household products


Paint and Coatings


Cosmetics & Medical

Petrochemical Industry in Europe

300.000 Jobs

145 €Billion/year total sales


95% of manufactured products


26% of total chemical sales

Application highlight

Find out more about a specific application of petrochemicals.

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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