The chemical industry in the UK and EU-27 have welcomed an agreed text on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union and a future trading relationship. This is all the more important for the petrochemical sector since chemicals derived from oil and gas account for 30% of EU chemicals' trade with the UK.
Cefic’s Coal Chemicals Sector Group (CCSG), the association representing European producers of chemicals derived from coal, has just re-branded its image and changed its name into Coal Chemicals Europe. A brand new website is now up and running to inform a broader public about the benefits of coal chemicals.
Port of Antwerp, largest petrochemical cluster in Europe, leads way in sustainability & digitalization
In four interviews, representatives of Antwerp Port Authority depict a performing, sustainable and modern petrochemical cluster that foreshadows the industry of tomorrow. In close cooperation with the Port Authority, petrochemical companies located at the Port of Antwerp strive to minimize their environmental footprint via initiatives like "Zero Pellet Loss", optimize their resources and digitalize plants’ operation thanks to online tools like "NxtPort".