ESIG is organising in cooperation with the Solvents Industry Association (SIA), the UK based solvents industry association, trainings sessions for its members as well as non-members.

Please find below a description of the two training sessions offered:

This first training course is an introductory course designed for newcomers in the solvents sector and other professionals looking to ‘refresh’ their knowledge about solvents. This course is useful to those in commercial or administrative areas.   The course is purposely kept small to encourage interaction and ensure dynamic discussions.

Content of this one-day course:

  • The history of solvents
  • An introduction to petrochemicals and solvents
  • Where solvents come from
  • Types of solvents
  • Choosing the right solvent
  • Solvent end-uses and applications
  • Regulations related to solvents
  • Transport and packaging
  • Product stewardship across the supply chain

This training is designed to support the previous ‘Introduction to the Solvents Industry’ course and is aimed at anyone within the solvents industry who would like to acquire a greater understanding of where solvents are used in the manufacture of everyday items.

Content of the one-day course:

  • Re-cap of ‘Introduction to the Solvents Industry’ course
  • What is a solvent?
  • How are solvents made?
  • Solvents and their key characteristics
  • Solvents applications by industry
  • Interactive session

Even if you haven’t previously attended the ’Introduction to the Solvents Industry’ course then this is a must attend event for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of the wonderful world of solvents and their uses.

Upcoming training sessions

Training Date Location
Introduction to the Solvents Industry 11 October 2022 Cefic offices
Brussels | Belgium
Solvents and their applications 12 October 2022 Cefic offices
Brussels | Belgium

Registrations open!

To register, please fill the below form, choose the session(s) you want to attend

  • Session ‘Introduction to the Solvents Industry’
  • Session ‘Solvents and their applications’
  • or both sessions

Please note that number of seat are limited, registrations will be taken into account on a first-register basis and final confirmation and details will be sent once payment, if applicable, has been received at our ends.

The training is free of charge for ESIG member, a contribution of 250€ will be asked to non-ESIG members.

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    Contact person

    For more information, please contact:
    Hélène Colbach, Assistant, ESIG

    Practical information

    If you wish more information regarding the training, please send a mail to

    The training is free of charge for ESIG member.  A contribution of 250€ will be asked to non-ESIG members.