On Chemistry Can we show how the European chemical industry facilitates the transition to a more sustainable society
The chemical industry is one of the largest and most diversified industries in the world, and supplies virtually all sectors of the economy. Our unique position makes us a key player in helping other sectors become more energy- and resource-efficient.
Did you know that the chemical industry develops materials and technologies that can boost your home’s energy efficiency, make 100% recyclable products, build more efficient wind turbines and even help preserve wild fish in oceans, among other things? This is just a small sample of the technologies that we are working on.
On Chemistry Can we document our journey towards a low-carbon, resource efficient and circular future.
Our members' innovation
Chemistry can power electric mobility
Building a safe and high-performance battery for electric vehicles
When we see an electric vehicle on the street, we immediately think of its core…
ChemistryCan make you faster
Creating comfortable and durable sports clothing
Usain Bolt and other world league runners make sprinting look so easy. Sure, Bolt is…
Designing sustainable packaging by increasing the use of renewable raw material
Exploring ways to make plastic from renewable resources
Reducing dependence on crude oil is an integral part of the transition towards a bioeconomy….
Advanced chemical additives boost the quality of recycled paper
A new generation of biodegradable additives helps tackle paper waste
Even though digitalisation is increasing, the use of paper is still an important part of…
Creating smart homes
Smart solutions help save on energy bills and protect the environment
Considering that traditional buildings account for a whopping 40% of all energy consumption, and around…
Designing energy efficiency in mind
Energy efficient “cool roofs” reduce the need for air conditioning
Buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU….
Making renewable energy work
Salt-filled ponds accumulate and store solar energy for further use
Our society has learnt to generate energy from renewable sources such as wind and solar…
Recycling the unrecyclable
A new technology makes it possible to recycle complex multi-layer materials
The transition to a circular economy seeks to replace today’s linear “take-make-dispose” approach to resources….
CREATE LOW-CARBON ECONOMY
Chemicals play a major role in the production of renewable energy and in enabling other sectors to reduce their carbon footprint
Chemicals turn by-products from one process into raw materials for another
CONNECT THE CIRCLE
Chemistry makes it possible to re-use our finite material and energy resources more efficiently
CARE FOR PEOPLE AND PLANET
The chemical industry uses highly demanding operational management systems to minimise this risk of handling hazardous substances and prevent harm
Chemistry Can help achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals
The chemical industry is a critical partner in the achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals 7, 12 and 13.
We are enabling the transition to a low carbon economy by changing to low-carbon emitting chemical production and by developing products that help other sectors reduce their own carbon footprints. At the same time, we drive responsible production and consumption as our technology can help transform waste into valuable new raw materials.