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

Responsible Care goes digital: launching the new Self-Assessment webtool

The Responsible Care initiative has launched its new self-assessment webtool, strengthening support for companies towards improving the safe production, handling and use of chemicals across supply chains.

19/11/2020 - Read more

Sustainable Fuels, a sector group of Petrochemicals Europe, lays out 2050 Vision

Sustainable Fuels, the voice of the fuel ethers industry in Europe, launched in October its Vision for 2050 at an event hosted by Angelika Niebler MEP. The Vision outlines the role of liquid fuels in the transport system of tomorrow, delivering affordable and carbon-neutral mobility for all of Europe’s citizens while meeting Europe’s objective of climate neutrality by 2050.

06/11/2020 - Read more

From Twitter #

#Doyouknow: To manufacture lightweight, strong & durable #windturbines 🌬️, the industry uses carbon fibres made out of #petrochemicals (acrylonitrile)!

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

Ie-net Webinar: “Will hydrogen reduce the Flemish environmental footprint soon?”

Ie-net, the Association of Flemish Engineers, will organise a Webinar in Dutch to address the following questions: What can hydrogen mean in Flanders? It is one of the few regions where a hydrogen network is already present and where many energy-intensive companies are located, although there is limited possibilities to produce renewable energy. What can Flanders mean for hydrogen? Will we even be able to produce food from hydrogen and CO2?

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