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.

Contact person

For more information, please contact:
Véronique Schoune, ESIG
Tel: +32 475 35 2720

Practical information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of the participants, ESIG has decided to postponed all training sessions to 2022.

Take care and stay safe.

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.