Introduction to solvents

This introductory course (training) to the solvents industry is 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, and is given together with the UK-based Solvents Industry Association (SIA). The course is purposely kept small to encourage interaction and ensure dynamic discussions. Register now to secure your place.


  • 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

Contact person

For more information, please contact:
Véronique Schoune, ESIG
Tel: +32 2 436 9488

Practical information

The training session that will take place in November is already fully booked. Please register to the next one.

Next Training :Tuesday, 14th May 2019 (from 10:00 to 15:30)

Location : Cefic, Rue Belliard 40 – 1040 Brussels – Belgium

Fee : The fee for this one-day course (including lunch/drinks & training material) is supported by ESIG  for ESIG members, and amounts to €250 for non-ESIG members. Travel costs are not included in the fee.

Deadline for registration: 13th April. Please note that places will be given on a first come, first served basis.

Language : Trainings are typically conducted in English.

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