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.
Petrochemical Industry in Europe
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.
Times are uncertain for the petrochemicals industry in wake of covid-19. Many parts of the petrochemicals industry have been particularly hard hit, while at the same time, the need for medical equipment has opened the door to new opportunities for some. During the S&P Global Platts European Petrochemicals Virtual Conference, key industry players will talk about how the sector is adapting to these turbulent times.