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.

  • Introduction to the Solvents Industry
  • Solvents and their Applications

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
  • Interactive sessions

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 this 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

Upcoming training sessions

2023 Date Location
Introduction to the Solvents IndustryREGISTER NOW 11 October Cefic – Brussels | Belgium
Solvents and their applicationsREGISTER NOW 12 October Cefic – Brussels | Belgium

Register for next edition!

To register for the October training, please fill the below form, choose the session(s) and period you want to attend.

Please note that number of seats 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€ per session will be asked to non-ESIG members.

NB.  Rooms have been prebooked at the conference venue. More information will be sent to you upon registration.

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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€ per session will be asked to non-ESIG members.