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EU chemicals output up 1.8 per cent during first five months of year

European chemicals output fell in May 2014 after eight consecutive months of expansion, according to the latest Cefic Chemicals Trends Report.

Cefic releases intermodal transport report

Trade body's first-ever report on intermodal transport network development concludes many obstacles still to be removed.

New booklet explores chemicals safety

Cefic released this week a new brochure  that aims to raise people’s awareness about the importance of chemical products in their daily lives.


Key EU policy issues for our industry

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

A remarkable opportunity for the two economies (EU & US) and their respective chemicals industries.

Nanomaterials Reports & Brochures

[28 August] Europe needs safe and innovative nanotechnologies and nanomaterials


 "Cefic proposed approach for the adaptation of the REACH annexes for nanomaterial"

An interview with Cefic expert, Craig Barker on facts about endocrine disruptors

'The debate on endocrine disruptors has heated up lately. Why is the debate going on now?'

Industry Support

Advice & guidance to companies


This service is the one-stop access to funding opportunities from European Commission funding programmes and select regional and national governments to develop sustainable innovative solutions for the chemical industry.

Responsible Care for SMEs

First time validated tools on chemicals management, energy efficiency, occupational health, process safety, transport safety, and other areas, making them freely available for everyone.

Implementing REACH

Cefic has developed a number of guidance documents and tools to support companies in the implementation of REACH as well as to enhance harmonisation of procedure.

>> ESCom Phrase Catalogue V 1.4 ready for download

Transport & Logistics

Ensuring safe transport and handling of its products, with care for the environment and in full accordance with regulations, is of key importance for the image and reputation of the chemical industry.

>> Download the Intermodel Transport Report (June 2014)


Understanding the contribution chemistry makes to society

Chemicals safety in the value chain - How the European chemical industry manages safe use of chemicals

Joining forces for sustainability

The chemical industry is a key player in the quest for sustainability, as it is the backbone of virtually every other industry and helps, directly or indirectly, make all products we use in our daily lives.

Find out how Cefic Flagship initiatives make a positive impact on sustainability

Cefic is translating its 2050 vision into action by conducting several projects that respond to challenges such as climate change, resource efficiency or demographic changes.

Regulatory Framework

Getting responsible chemicals management recognised throughout the entire supply chain of the chemical industry under a “proportionate framework”

» Learn more about Regulatory Framework

Facts and Figures

The 2013 Cefic European Facts & Figures provides an analysis of the latest competitive trends in the European chemical industry.

» Learn more about Facts and Figures

Responsible Care

The Responsible Care ethic helps chemical companies to operate safely, profitably and with due care.

» Learn more about Responsible Care