• Diegem

    Diegem, Belgium

    Chevron Phillips Chemical’s European presence dates back to 1968 when Phillips Petroleum opened an office in Overijse, just outside of Brussels, Belgium.

    In 1978, Phillips Petroleum started the construction of an organosulfur plant in Tessenderlo, Belgium. The most recent change to the European portfolio came in 2011 with the purchase of a polyalphaolefins (PAO) plant in Beringen, Belgi
    On May 16, 2016, Chevron Phillips Chemical moved its headquarters for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region to Diegem, near Brussels. In addition, the company has area sales offices in Italy, Spain, Germany, the United Kingdom, France and Turkey. Chevron Phillips Chemical operates warehouses in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Poland and Turkey.
    The EMEA headquarters has an outstanding safety record and holds certification for ISO 9001 Quality Management System.

    The EAME Headquarters is responsible for sales and marketing of:

    • Specialty Polymers: specialty resins with K-Resin® SB. These polymers serve a wide variety of markets and applications including packaging, automotive, medical, electronics and appliances.
    • Olefins & Polyolefins: Polyethylene (PE) and Polypropylene (PP) with Marlex®; Marlex® polyethylene grades are used for bottles, containers and films. With the new metallocene technology, mPactTM, mPolyetheylene grades serve for food packaging, shrink wrap, retail bags, diaper backing, medical disposals,...Polypropylene resins are used for fibers, bottle caps and automotive parts.
      • Normal Alpha Olefins (NAO). These are marked as AlphaPlus® and used in PE Comonomers, personal care, cosmetics, paper sizing, lube oil additives, detergent alcohols, polyalphaolefins, drilling fluids, waxes (candles)
      • Polyalphaolefins (PAO). These are marked as Synfluid® and used in gear oils, transmission fluids, greases, shock absorbers, fuel additives, aircraft/jet engines, hydraulic fluids, cosmetics, textiles, optical fibers, gas turbine lube
    • Specialty Chemicals: A wide range of sulfur based chemicals. Mercaptans, specialty organosulfur compounds, sulfides, disulfides & polysulfides and odorants. Also, we market high purtity hydrocarbons and Soltrol® isoparaffinic solvents, reference and specialty fuels. These products are widely used as raw material, intermediates and in end use applications. Typical uses are agricultural chemicals, pharmaceuticals, polymerization and gas odorization (Scentinel®). Also included in this product line is a range of drilling aids (Drispac® and Soltex®), mining chemicals and fire training fluids.
    • Aromatics & Styrene: basic petrochemicals such as aromatics (e.g.cyclohexane, benzene) and styrene. These products serve as feedstocks or intermediates in the production of nylon engineering plastics, polystyrene and other styrenics.

    Sustainable Operations

    Chevron Phillips Chemical is committed to Operational Excellence, which means that our employees will strive each day to conduct the business in a safe, secure, injury-free and environmentally responsible manner.
    In order to increase further the logistics safety within the overall chemical industry, Chevron Phillips Chemical - as an active member of CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Council) -  participated in the CEFIC / ECTA workgroup on the development of best practices and guidelines for the safe transportation of chemicals.

    This resulted in a published document which offers best practice guidance regarding the safety of loading and unloading operations of road freight vehicles from a technical, behavioral and organizational point of view.
    The objective of these guidelines is to provide assistance in the prevention or elimination of unsafe conditions and situations during (un)loading operations by promoting best practice, recognizing the need for interaction between the different parties involved. The scope of these guidelines includes the safe loading and unloading of chemical products by operators and drivers at production sites, storage terminals, warehouses and customers. They cover the transport of liquid bulk, dry bulk as well as packed goods.
    Chevron Phillips Chemical remains vigilant in its effort to comply with all aspects of the European Union’s REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and restriction of Chemicals) regulation. REACH was adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the European Union (EU) chemicals industry. To comply with the regulation, companies must identify and manage the risks linked to the substances they manufacture and market in the EU. They have to demonstrate how the substance can be safely used, and they must communicate the risk management measures to the users. REACH Compliance is a multiyear process and is designed as a registration-phased approach. Chevron Phillips Chemical has successfully registered substances required to be registered in 2010 and 2013 and is working toward completion of the third tier registration due in 2018.
    The implementation of REACH does not stop with the registration of substances; this is just a step toward compliance. Therefore, continuous efforts on REACH are necessary in order to ensure that our chemicals remain compliant in the EU market.


    At Chevron Phillips Chemical, we embrace our responsibilities as a leading corporate citizen. That’s why every day we strive to operate in a manner that promotes economic growth and societal advancement in a safe, secure and environmentally responsible way - and we encourage the same from our customers, suppliers and businesses with whom we work.
    We recognize that to grow our business and meet the increasing global demand for petrochemicals, we must do so in a manner that protects the world’s land, water and air resources. We have assessed baseline emissions, and our ongoing monitoring demonstrates that our energy efficiency measures have resulted in lower emissions and a reduced carbon footprint. Chevron Phillips Chemical facilities in our region are also finding innovative ways to recycle and lower their environmental footprint.
    Our Specialty Chemicals facility in Tessenderlo, Belgium, completed a water conservation project that benefits not only the facility, but the community at large.

    The Tessenderlo facility devised a plan for separating fresh rainwater from wastewater in order to limit the amount of wastewater entering the public sewer system. To accomplish their goal, the plant built one additional wastewater pond, one additional rain water pond, two infiltration ponds where clean rainwater can infiltrate into the ground and installed 1,500 meters of new sewer piping. The infiltration ponds have a 100 meter buffer zone next to the plant which will evolve into a green space and natural habitat for local wildlife.
    Our organization recognizes the importance of preventing the loss of resin pellets into the environment and is committed to implementing the Operation Clean Sweep® program of Plastics Europe.

    We will be an OCS Program Partner, strive towards “Zero Pellet Loss” and make changes to improve our worksite(s) set-up to prevent spills; Have in place internal procedures towards “zero pellet loss” goals; Provide employee training and accountability for spill prevention, containment , clean-up and disposal; Audit our performance regularly; Comply with all applicable local and national regulations governing pellet containment; Encourage our partners (contractors, transporters, distributors, etc.) to join the program as well.

    Diversity & Inclusion
    Chevron Phillips Chemical in Europe employs around 300 persons representing 14 nationalities and speaking more than 15 different languages. We believe this diversity to be the greatest asset for our region and therefore embrace a culture that respects unique differences and recognizes the perspectives of all our employees. At Chevron Phillips Chemical, we view diversity and inclusion as more than just gender, country of origin, age or race. Diversity is about the blending of experience levels, cultures, talents, competencies and decision-making styles. We embrace a culture that respects unique differences and recognizes the perspectives of all our employees.
    Workforce Development
    Great chemistry begins and ends with great people. The quality products we produce, the technologies we create, the state-of-the-art facilities we build, the communities we support, the environmental and safety accolades we earn – none of these things would be possible without Chevron Phillips Chemical’s talented professionals worldwide.

    Chevron Phillips Chemical is continuously looking for new talent. To support our continuous growth plan, we’ve invested in programs to recruit and train the best and brightest through our rotational GRAD program.
    We not only want to attract the best talent, but we want to keep it. We believe in continuously developing our employees by offering structured learning & development programs, as well as tailor-made career tracks. We spend about 5% of available time on further development & learning, which is well above industry benchmark.
    Additionally, we believe in building relationships with grade level schools, colleges and universities through sponsorships, scholarships and industry-relevant training programs.

    Together with the municipal authorities, essenscia Vlaanderen, the local industry club and several chemical companies,  Chevron Phillips Chemical participated in the establishment of the new study program ‘Chemical Process Technologies’ at a technical school in Tessenderlo. This study program offers young people the opportunity to learn the skills necessary  to respond to the growing demand  for jobs in the chemical industry  in Tessenderlo and the region.
    Social Performance 
    At Chevron Phillips Chemical, we are committed to making a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where we do business. We believe that real benefits can be gained by establishing effective relationships with our neighbors. That’s why Chevron Phillips Chemical is dedicated to being a good neighbor and a force for positive change around the world. 

    Contact Us 

    Chevron Phillips Chemicals International N.V.
    Airport Plaza – Stockholm Building
    Leonardo Da Vincilaan 19 A
    Bus 1
    1831    Diegem, Belgiu
    one : 32 2 689 12 11
    Fax : 32 2 689 14 72