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

NMP Workshop on the “Safe Handling of NMP and the ECHA guideline for users ”

The Cefic BDO & Derivatives sector group will organise on 18 March in cooperation with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) a workshop on the NMP (1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone) safe handling guideline that ECHA published in July 2019. The aim of the event is to explain how the guideline can help users of NMP comply with the REACH restriction.

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Brexit: chemical Industry reiterates need to maintain smooth trade between EU and UK

On 25 February, the EU and UK chemical industry have outlined their priorities for a future partnership reacting to the formal approval of a new Brexit negotiation mandate by the EU General Affairs Council.

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From Twitter #

#DYK: European Solvents Industry Group has developed tools like Generic Exposure Scenario (GES) for workers👩‍🏭, consumers🛒& environment🌱to help industry improve REACH dossier quality & comply with @EU_ECHA legislation:

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


The ARA Week is an annual flagship event of the African Refiner Association (ARA). Sustainable Fuels, one of Petrochemicals Europe's sector groups will participate in the event on behalf of the global fuel ethers team made up of the Latin America Clean Fuels Association (ACELA), the Asian Clean Fuels Association (ACFA) and the (European/ African) Sustainable Fuels association.

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