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Output stalls for EU chemicals sector in first seven months 2014

European chemicals production was flat in the first seven months of 2014, according to the latest Cefic Chemicals Trends Report.

European Responsible Care Awards Winners Unveiled

Three companies from the Netherlands and Belgium took home European Responsible Care Awards during a special ceremony at the Cefic annual general assembly in Paris.

Solvay chief executive to lead Cefic

New President Jean-Pierre Clamadieu to focus on competitiveness, innovation.


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.

>> Discover GPS chemical portal 

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.

>> Register to Safe and Sustainable Chemical Transport and Logistics Workshop | 26 November 2014 

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