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

Europe’s petrochemicals industry initiatives to decarbonize & deliver on EU Green Deal

Petrochemicals Europe's member companies have already taken initiatives to reduce their own carbon footprint while fostering innovation in low-carbon technologies. These initiatives range from the electrification of steam crackers to CCS/CCU and circular economy projects.

03/07/2020 - Read more

Live Webinar: safe handling of N-Methyl Pyrrolidone (NMP)

Petrochemicals Europe’s BDO sector group organised a one-hour webinar in cooperation with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to explain the N-Methyl Pyrrolidone (NMP) guideline that gives recommendations on how to comply with the restriction and protect workers. The Webinar had a record attendance of 175 participants. It featured speakers from ECHA, the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Lyondell Chemie and Cefic.

08/05/2020 - Read more

From Twitter #

#DoYouKnow: from isopropanol to PMMA & polyethylene, (petro)#chemicals are key components in the manufacture of hand sanitisers, face masks 😷 and protective screens that help prevent #COVID__19 spread. They are part of strategic industrial value chains: https://bit.ly/2WIuQ3N

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.

Transport

Packaging

Construction

Textile

Paint and Coatings

Household Products

Electronics

Other Applications

Petrochemical Industry in Europe

300.000 Jobs

155 €Billion/year total sales

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95% of manufactured products

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26% of total chemical sales

Application highlight

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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

ARA WEEK

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.

Cape Town, South Africa - Read more