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EU chemicals sector expands for fourth consecutive month

EU chemicals sales rise, but remain below pre-crisis levels.

Op-Ed: TTIP - a remarkable opportunity

EurActiv published on March 31an op-ed by Cefic Director General Hubert Mandery on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

SPiCE3 celebrates first anniversary

SPiCE³ celebrated today its first anniversary, announced organisers of the chemical industry’s energy efficiency project.


Key EU policy issues for our industry


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

Cooperation and Network

"What are the benefits of participating in EU research projects?" Watch the interview with Cefic Executive Director, Gernot Klotz.

Key Enabling Technologies

Putting Europe back on track in the race for competitiveness.

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. 

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.


Understanding the contribution chemistry makes to society

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.

Marine coating enables ships to use less fuel and produce less CO2

Regulatory Framework

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

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Facts and Figures

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

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Responsible Care

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

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