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					                                                    Port of Antwerp
                                  Europe’s World Scale Chemical Cluster




Antwerp Port Authority
Havenhuis
Entrepotkaai 1
2000 Antwerp
Belgium
Phone: +32 (0)3 205 20 11
Fax: +32 (0)3 205 20 28
E-mail: info@haven.antwerpen.be
Internet: www.portofantwerp.com

Fedichem
Square Marie-Louise 49
1000 Brussels
Belgium
Phone: +32 (0)2 238 97 11
Fax: +32 (0)2 231 13 01
E-mail: info@fedichem.be
Internet: www.fedichem.be
                                                                                                                                                                                                               PREFACE
INDEX
Preface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Port of Antwerp – Europe’s World Scale Chemical Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                PREFACE
Relative Importance of the Belgian Chemical Industry in the EU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                ANTWERP MUNICIPAL PORT AUTHORITY
Port of Antwerp – A Top Quality Cluster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                During the last decades, the Port of Antwerp witnessed a        the competitiveness of what is now Europe's largest
Increased European Market Share . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8                                 significant wave of industrial development. Through careful     chemical cluster. Recent investments show that the existing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                planning of the available land areas, the port was able to      synergies of port and chemical industry will further
Synergies from Operational Collaboration Between Companies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9                                                           adopt a successful strategy that combined the benefits of a     continue to stimulate industrial and logistical expansion.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                global logistics hub with an impressive concentration of        The Port of Antwerp is able to offer potential investors
Excellent Infrastructure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 - 11                        chemical production units. The cargo generated by the           interesting siting possibilities. This will strengthen Antwerp’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                chemical industry and handled by the Port of Antwerp            position as a world scale chemical centre in the heart
Central Location for Easy Access                             . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12     increased dramatically. Moreover, many distribution centres     of Europe.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                developed through industrial subcontracting, combining
Continuous Care for the Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13                                    the excellent logistical know-how within the port area with     Baron L. Delwaide - President of the Antwerp Port Authority

Logistical Know-How                   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

                                                                                                                                                                                                                FEDICHEM
Chemical Industry in Antwerp – Availability of Current & Future Industrial Sites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ever since the 18th century, Belgium has been a home base       world scale chemical cluster. This leaflet proves and
Port of Antwerp – A Bird’s-Eye View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 - 17                                     for the chemical industry. Over the years, a highly             illustrates that the Port of Antwerp houses the largest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                diversified range of chemical industrial activities developed   European chemical industry cluster and probably the most
Port Authority & Fedichem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18                          throughout the country. Since the sixties, the impressive       diversified and integrated chemical production site of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                development of the Port of Antwerp has been of vital            its kind. It thus continues to be a prime location for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                importance for the growth of the chemical industry in our       companies looking for investment opportunities in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                country. Massive investments by both Belgian and foreign        European chemical sector.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                companies in the petrochemical and other major
                                                                                                                                                                                                                sub-sectors of this industry boosted the expansion of a         A. Dieusaert - President Fedichem
                                        PORT OF ANTWERP
                                        EUROPE’S WORLD SCALE CHEMICAL CLUSTER
                                        Attracting investments in the chemical sector in Western       network. Not only does it provide logistical expertise,
                                        Europe has created new challenges for the centres located      an excellent infrastructure, and a wide supply of
                                        within this region. In addition to the basic requirements,     service providers, but it also offers the potential for
                                        there is an increasing demand for strategic integration of     substantial growth.
4                                       chemical sites. Looking to the future, a clear vision and        Antwerp’s central position within North-Western Europe      5
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                                        asset awareness will be key elements in securing               makes it a preferred location, offering excellent access to
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                                        these investments.                                             the major European industrial centres and a wide potential
                                          No less than ten of the world’s top 20 chemical producers    consumer base. More then 130 million clients, representing
                                        have selected Antwerp as one of their main locations. With     47% of the total European purchasing power, are serviceable
                                        four steam cracker installations, the port provides a stable   within a 500 km radius (or approx. 310 miles), the average
                                        local source for ethylene and other basic chemicals, as well   daily distance covered by a truck.
                                        as a surprisingly large diversity of chemical products.          When it comes to cluster quality, the Port of Antwerp
                                        Antwerp is the main hub of the Western European pipeline       definitely excels.
                                        RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF THE BELGIAN
                                        CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN THE EU                                                                                                          PORT OF ANTWERP – A TOP QUALITY CLUSTER
                                        Belgium represents only 2.7% of the total EU                      %                                                                                              When it comes to cluster quality, the Port of Antwerp
                                        population and 3.2% of the European GDP; the Belgian                                                                                                             definitely excels.
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                                        chemical industry, however, covers more than 8% of the                                                                                                              Regarding base products, it should be noted that the port has
                                        total European turnover in this sector and accounts for                                                                                                          five refineries, including two of the top 10 European production
6                                       nearly 17% of European exports of chemical products.              16                                                                                             units. Above all, however, it has four ethylene crackers and is    7
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                                          Between 1991 and 2002, the average European annual                                                                                                             therefore considered to be one of the pillars of the production
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                                                                                                                                                                   14.12%
                                        production growth within the chemical sector was 3.4%.                                                                                                           of basic chemicals in Europe.
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                                        Belgium, however, recorded an average yearly increase of                                                                                                            Antwerp has a capacity of 1,960,000 million tonnes of
                                        5.4%. This figure is the highest of the BIG7-countries,                                                                                                          ethylene per annum, or 9.2% of the total European capacity.
                                        (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, Spain           12                                                                                             It also generates 11.8% of the total European propylene output.
                                        and the Netherlands), United States and Japan, with only                                                                                                            A comparison of the six major petrochemical commodities,
                                        Ireland performing better.                                                                                                                                       the so called “big six” (ethylene, propylene, butadiene,
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                                          14% of all European chemical exports to outside the EU                                                                                                         benzene, toluene and xylene), reveals that Antwerp, with
                                                                                                                                                         8.43%
                                        originate from Belgium, which is also the third largest                                                                                                          a cumulative output of 4.793 million tonnes, is Europe's largest
                                        chemicals exporter in the world behind the United States          8                                                                                              petrochemical commodities centre.
                                        and Germany. Between 1991 and 2002, the average
                                        annual Belgian export growth was almost 25%. The large                                5.98%
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                                        expansion in distribution activities has contributed largely to                                      5.73%

                                        this growth. Considering 1/3 of the Belgian chemical
                                        industry is located within the port area, Antwerp plays           4                                                                                                             Production         Western            Position
                                        a prominent dual role on the European market, acting both                                                                                                                       in Tonnes          European           European
                                                                                                                2.73%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Market Share       Market
                                        as a production and as a logistics centre.
                                                                                                          2                                                                                              Ethylene        1,960,000              9.2%             1

                                                                                                                                                                                                         Propylene       1,695,000            11.8%              1
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                                                                                                                Belgian     Employment    Investments   Turnover   Exports                               Butadiene         303,000            10.8%              1
                                                                                                               population
                                                                                                                                         Belgian chemical sector                                         Benzene           680,000             7.6%              2

                                                                                                                                                                                                         Toluene           100,000             4.3%              5

                                                                                                                                                                                                         Xylene             55,000               –               –
                                                                                                                                                                            SYNERGIES FROM OPERATIONAL
                                        INCREASED EUROPEAN MARKET SHARE                                                                                                     COLLABORATION BETWEEN COMPANIES
                                        Located in the competitive region that is Western Europe,         While the Western European chemical industry grew from            PLANT ENVIRONMENT
                                        Antwerp has proven itself to be a key growth region,              26 million tonnes per annum in 1976 to 64 million tonnes          Careful planning of industrial zones, pipeline streets and a
                                        resulting in new chemical investments as well as numerous         per annum in 2000, Antwerp’s market share increased from          dedicated chemical logistics infrastructure in zones along the
                                        expansions of existing facilities.                                14% to 17% in the same period.                                    river Scheldt has had an impressive effect on the operational
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                                                                                                                                                                              The cluster’s overall diversification, in addition to the high
                                              Major Western European Petrochemical Capacity By Location                                                                     degree of collaboration between companies, has generated
                                                                                                                                                                            different forms of integration and site lay-out. The links
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                                                                                                                                                                            between refineries and cracker installations, the ongoing
                                                                                                                                                                            exchange of feedstocks, as well as the communal use of
                                         60                                                                                                                                 energy and utilities, all contribute constantly in creating new
                                                                                                                                                                            and unexpected opportunities for companies wishing to
                                                                                                                                                                            participate in this cluster.
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                                                                                                                                                         Wesseling
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                                                                                                                                                                            BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
                                                                                                                                                         Terneuzen
                                                                                                                                                                            Successful businesses are at the heart of every economy.
                                         30                                                                                                              Tarragona
                                                                                                                                                                            The Antwerp Port petrochemical complex offers its investors
                                                                                                                                                                            not only an excellent location, but also the framework for a
                                                                                                                                                         Stade              healthy industrial investment climate.
                                         20                                                                                                                                   The Belgian and Flemish Government, therefore, offer
                                                                                                                                                         Rotterdam          tangible incentives, tailor-made to suit different project
                                         10                                                                                                                                 requirements and in accordance with European legislation.
                                                                                                                                                         Ludwigshafen
                                                                                                                                                                              The business and investment policy is geared to establishing
                                                                                                                                                         Antwerp            an attractive and financially stable environment for companies
                                          0                                                                                                                                 located in Antwerp.
                                                        1976         1980      1985       1990          1995      2000
                                                                                                                                                                              The Port Authority cooperates with the Belgian and Flemish
                                              Million Tonnes per year                                                                                                       authorities to offer made-to-measure investment solutions.




                                        A current capacity of around 15.9 million tonnes produced per     Since more than 300 chemicals are produced locally,
                                        annum makes Antwerp the highest mass/quality petrochemical        opportunities for new companies to participate in the synergies
                                        cluster in Western Europe.                                        generated by this cluster are considerable.
                                                              EXCELLENT INFRASTRUCTURE
                                                              One of the main benefits of establishing a facility in the port                                 Whether one considers ethylene, propylene or CO, Antwerp          There is also a connection between Antwerp and Feluy                     Chemical Industry Blueprint of the Port of Antwerp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Figures x 1.000 tonnes
                                                              is the possibility to integrate the facility into the existing                                  combines the benefit of a significant local production with its   (ethylene and propylene).
                                                              industrial infrastructure and logistics service providers.                                      central geographical position to profile itself as a hub in the     Within the port itself, pipelines represent the most                                           LDPE        395
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ethylene
                                                                The chemical industry in Antwerp generates a total cargo                                      pipeline system. For commodities as well as industrial gases,     important transportation mode for product exchanges
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1,960
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                HDPE         480
                                                              volume of almost 140 million tonnes. The Port of Antwerp,                                       Antwerp is at the crossroads of all major common carrier          between companies. The Left and Right Bank are
                                                              Europe's second largest, offers a fast growing platform for the                                 pipeline connections.                                             connected to this network via five pipeline tunnels running                                      EDC         25                 PP     380
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                                                              safe and efficient transportation and distribution of chemicals.                                  Antwerp is connected with Rotterdam through the                 under the river Scheldt. The intensive usage of this
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Naphta                                        450/510          Phenol   420
                                                                The modal split of the Antwerp port transportation shows                                      Rotterdam-Antwerp-pipeline (RAPL), which supplies crude oil.      system allows for minimal distribution costs within a safe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Crackers
                                                              a clear focus on environmentally friendly, safe and congestion-                                 Naphtha is pumped through the PALL (Pipeline Antwerp-             environment and offers easy, low-cost integration into                                            EB         3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Propylene
                                                              free transportation modes.                                                                      Limbourg-Liège) between Antwerp and Geleen. Antwerp is            the cluster for all new companies.
                                                                Specifically, the Port of Antwerp is the main junction in                                     a major contributor to the Äthylen Rohrleitungsgesellschaft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1,695 Butadiene       SBR         25
                                                              the Western European pipeline network. This transportation                                      (ARG) network which distributes ethylene to all of Western
                                                              mode offers chemical companies in Antwerp an affordable                                         Europe. Additionally, Antwerp is connected to the                                                                                             303 Aromatics     Isocyanates    30

                                                              and reliable transportation option for the supply and the                                       propylene pipeline between Terneuzen and Geel, to the                                                                                                             Aniline      335
                                                              distribution of their products.                                                                 European natural gas network and to the NATO pipeline.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Cyclohexane     110
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gas, etc    Benzene 680
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Toluene 100      Caprolactam     460
                                                             Modal split chemicals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Xylene 55



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  More than 300 chemicals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  are produced in Antwerp.




                                        Antwerp - Northern European pipeline hub

                                                                                                 Amsterdam
                                          NORTH SEA
                                                                        The Hague              NETHERLANDS
                                                                         Rotterdam                                                             GERMANY
                                                                                          Pernis                         Marl
                                                                                                       Rheinberg          Gelsenkirchen
                                                                                          Moerdijk
                                                          Flushing
                                                                                                                       Duisburg
                                                            Terneuzen
                                                                                          ANTWERP
                                         Dunkirk
                                                                Ghent               Meerhout    Tessenderlo
                                                                                                 Beringen                         Leverkusen
                                                                                                                                   Cologne
                                                                                      BRUSSELS          Geleen
                                                                                                                          Bonn
                                                                                                          Liège
                                                                            Feluy          Jemeppe                                       Wesseling
                                         FRANCE
                                                                                               BELGIUM
                                                                                                                                                  Frankfurt


                                                     Industrial gases pipeline                                LUXEMBOURG
                                                     Ethylene pipeline                                             LUXEMBOURG
                                                     Propylene pipeline                                                                 Ludwigshafen
                                                     Propylene pipeline in study
                                                     Refinery
                                                                                                                                                Karlsruhe
                                                     Olefins consumer(s)
                                          P A R IS   Refinery + olefins producer
                                                     Steam cracker                                   100 km
                                        CENTRAL LOCATION FOR EASY ACCESS                                                                                                   CONTINUOUS CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

                                                                                                                                                                           The Flemish environmental legislation offers a set of            start-up. Both permit procedures run parallel according to a
                                                                                                                                                                           clear procedures to obtain all necessary permits to              fixed time schedule.
                                                                                                                                                                           start operations.                                                   Other future requirements regarding emissions such
                                                                                                                                                                             These regulations are in line with international legislation   as greenhouse gases are covered by benchmark
                                                                                                                                                                           and European directives and usually require a safety impact      agreements with authorities, focusing on the use of best
                                                                                                                                                                           study as well as a building and environmental permit before      available technology.
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                                        A substantial rail network within the Port of Antwerp,             The Port of Antwerp is also directly linked to the
                                        representing 1,000 km (approx. 625 miles) of track offering        main junctions in the European highway network. Centrally
                                        direct access to all sites and terminals is available.             located, Antwerp offers excellent lead distance and
                                        Thanks to its impressive infrastructure, Antwerp, as the largest   travel times for road transport to the major European
                                        rail port in Europe, provides the rail facilities the chemical     economic regions.
                                        sector requires.                                                     Antwerp offers excellent access to the North European
                                          Apart from the numerous tank containers handled at the           inland waterway system, linking the port directly to the most
                                        chemical shunting stations, 14 dedicated block trains for          important industrial zones of Germany, the Netherlands,
                                        petroleum or chemical products depart or arrive daily at the       France and Switzerland.
                                        Port of Antwerp.
                                                                                                                                                                              CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN ANTWERP
                                        LOGISTICAL KNOW-HOW                                                                                                                   AVAILABILITY OF CURRENT & FUTURE INDUSTRIAL SITES
                                        The Port of Antwerp offers a major advantage compared               We are proud to have a highly service-oriented range of tank      Currently available land suited for new chemical                 Furthermore, the Port Authority estimates that some
                                        to a number of other maritime chemical centres, in the              storage providers in the port. Eight tank storage                 development is located throughout the port area and offers       225 ha of Greenfield space is to be allocated to the
                                        diversity and superior quality of its tank storage possibilities.   companies offer logistical services ranging from LPG, LNG         both Greenfield as well as industrial host site possibilities.   industry over the next two decades.
                                           The Antwerp tank storage service providers offer a               storage to drumming and blending. All of them share the             The Port Authority currently offers some 50 ha of                In addition to the Port Authority, three industrial host sites
14                                      complete range of tanks designed for the storage of bulk            same dedication to quality and flexibility, coupled               Greenfield sites, located within the cluster and connected to    are actively looking for new partners to co-site and explore       15
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                                        liquids ranging from only 10 m3 to 50,000 m3. These                 with a degree of healthy competition, which makes                 the main pipeline corridors.                                     synergies in production and distribution.
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                                        terminals handle all types of bulk liquids and gases, using a       Antwerp recognised as a cost-competitive distribution location.
                                        variety of equipment such as carbon steel tanks for                   Antwerp's specialised storage facilities for hazardous
                                        chemical products and petroleum derivatives, stainless              cargo total 150,000 m3 and meet the most stringent
                                        steel tanks for demanding products, refrigerated or heated          national and European standards for fire prevention, fire
                                        tanks, spheres for chemical pressurised gases, stainless            fighting and industrial and environmental safety. Storage
                                        steel reactors, carbon steel vessels, fully automated               compartments are separated by fire-resistant walls, foam
                                        warehousing for drums and IBCs.                                     and sprinkler installations are provided, there is adequate
                                           With a total of more than 3.6 million m3, the Port of            ventilation and explosion-safe materials are used. In order
                                        Antwerp holds an excellent position in independent tank             to prevent soil contamination, the warehouses are built with
                                        storage capacity. Totalling 1,474 storage tanks, Antwerp is         sufficient liquid retention capacity to hold both spilt
                                        a major European commodity centre in terms of the number            products and fire-fighting water in the event of fire.
                                        of available units. Moreover, the storage capacity of the           As a further precaution the floors were made impermeable.
                                        stainless steel tanks totals 164,147 m3, making Antwerp               Six companies specialise in the storage, handling and
                                        the market leader worldwide for this type of highly                 repackaging of plastic granulates. Bagged plastics are
                                        sophisticated tanks.                                                stored on pallets or in numerous warehouses around the
                                           With 36 million tonnes of liquid chemicals handled in            port offering some 300,000 m3 of granulates storage.
                                        2001, the Port of Antwerp has a clear focus on chemicals
                                        distribution, in which it currently holds the strongest position
                                        in the Hamburg-Le Havre range.
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                                                                              Industrial Area


                                                                              Current Greenfield Site


                                                                              Host Site


                                                                              Tank Storage Area (Liquids & Gases)
                                        PORT AUTHORITY
                                        The Antwerp Municipal Port Authority administers the port         Antwerp Port Authority
                                        area as a public company, assisting its customers with their      Havenhuis
                                        infrastructural requirements. Its board of directors, in          Entrepotkaai 1
                                        majority composed of members of the Antwerp City                  2000 Antwerp
                                        Council, represents the public interest. By means of joint        Belgium
                                        ventures, the Port Authority can also play an increasing role     Phone: +32 (0)3 205 20 11
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                                        in important areas such as infrastructure or hinterland           Fax: +32 (0)3 205 20 28
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                                        connections. By optimising the efficient use of land and by       E-mail: info@haven.antwerpen.be
                                        promoting the possibilities of the Antwerp region, the Port       Internet: www.portofantwerp.com
                                        Authority is working together with its clients to maximise the
                                        trade and industrial development potential of Antwerp.




                                        FEDICHEM
                                        The chemical industry in Belgium offers a wide and highly         • “Facts & Figures of the Chemical Industry in Belgium”
                                        diversified range of chemicals. It covers a very mixed and          (English)
                                        multifaceted sector including organic and inorganic basic         • Brochures: “What is a Chemical Product?”, “Chemistry
                                        chemistry and fertilizers; parachemistry (paints, varnishes,        Improves Sporting Performances”, “Chemistry in
                                        printing inks, mastics, wood protection products; human             Space” (French, Dutch); “No Sustainable Development
                                        and veterinary pharmaceuticals); greases and oils, soaps,           without Chemistry” (French, Dutch); “Chemistry and
                                        detergents, cosmetics, perfume, toiletry and hygiene                Colour” (French, Dutch); Chemistry Helps in Creating the
                                        products, products for industry, agriculture and gardening;         Car of Tomorrow (French, Dutch); and the series
                                        rubber and plastics processing; biotechnology; collection,          “You and Chemistry”, consisting of thematic documents
                                        treatment and recycling of waste; chemical engineering;             intended for teachers (French, Dutch).
                                        research testing and analysis laboratories, and
                                        many others.                                                     Anyone interested in buying chemicals, from commodities
                                           Fedichem, the Federation of the Belgian Chemical              to the most sophisticated products, can find information in
                                        Industries, is the representative body of the chemical           the Fedichem directory on the Web.
                                        sector in Belgium and groups more than 750 member                See www.fedichem.be, under “Members”.
                                        companies employing about 98,000 people and realising
                                        sales of over 44 billion euro in 2002.                           Fedichem
                                           Besides its functional centres of competency, Fedichem        Square Marie-Louise 49
                                        comprises 3 regional divisions and many organised                1000 Brussels
                                        professional sections. This structure enables the                Belgium
                                        optimisation of service to member companies and supports         Phone: +32 (0)2 238 97 11
                                        their development.                                               Fax: +32 (0)2 231 13 01
                                           You will find additional information about the chemical       E-mail: info@fedichem.be
                                        industry in Belgium and its member companies on our              Internet: www.fedichem.be
                                        website and in the following publications, available upon
                                        request and downloadable from our site www.fedichem.be           On this site, you will find a multitude of interesting links to
                                        (language between brackets):                                     the different industrial and academic chemical activities and
                                                                                                         bodies in Belgium and worldwide. Also visit these popular
                                         • Activity Report (French, Dutch)                               Fedichem sites: www.belgochlor.be, www.belgobiotech.be,
                                         • Brochure: “The Chemical Industry in Belgium”                  www.periodictableonline.org (Mendeljev’s Table).
                                           (English, French, Dutch)

				
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