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1 Flanders & The Netherlands, the leading chemical cluster in the heart of Europe Frans Dieryck, Managing Director essenscia vlaanderen Gerard van Harten, President Topsector Chemistry Netherlands

2 Flanders & The Netherlands, the leading chemical cluster in the heart of Europe The evidence Frans Dieryck Managing Director essenscia vlaanderen The reasons Gerard van Harten President TopSector Chemistry in the Netherlands 2

3 Flanders & The Netherlands, the leading chemical cluster in the heart of Europe The evidence Frans Dieryck Managing Director essenscia vlaanderen The reasons Gerard van Harten President TopSector Chemistry in the Netherlands 3

4 Flanders NL delta region plays a key economic role in Europe 15% of EU production of chemicals More than 205,000 jobs 30% of EU import/export of crude oil and containers Source: Vlaams Nederlandse Deltamonitor 4

5 Flanders and the Netherlands, the n 1 chemical region in the world on a per capita basis Sales of the chemical and plastics industry in Flanders and the Netherlands : $ 134 billion in USD Sales of chemicals and plastics* per capita (2012) Source: Feri, ADSEI for Flanders 2012 Figures * Chemical industry, plastics & rubber processing 5

6 Flanders and the Netherlands, the leading petrochemical cluster in Europe Amongst the top 3 petrochemical clusters in the world in terms of production capacity World chemical clusters - total production capacity (in million ton per year) Houston ARA* Shanghaï 18 Jubaïl Jurong * Antwerp-Rotterdam cluster Source: ICIS, Roland Berger 6

7 Almost all the world s top chemical companies have chosen to invest in Flanders and the Netherlands 17 of the top 20 chemical companies have production sites in Flanders and the Netherlands. Chemical companies invest yearly for $ 3 billion in assets in billion USD Source : ICIS Chemical Business, Sep 2012 Production plant in Flanders & The Netherlands 7

8 Chemicals and plastics exports contribute increasingly to the standard of living of the region The chemical trade balance amounted to 36.4 billion in 2012 ($ 46.8 billion ) and has structurally increased over the last 10 years. 8

9 First class availability of raw materials thanks to major seaports Ranking EU cargo traffic* 47% of total cargo traffic of the major seaports in the EU Source: Port of Rotterdam * Based on the list of top 20 European ports 9

10 Flanders & The Netherlands, the leading chemical cluster in the heart of Europe The evidence Frans Dieryck Managing Director essenscia vlaanderen The reasons Gerard van Harten President TopSector Chemistry in the Netherlands 10

11 First class availability of raw materials thanks to the central location in the Western European pipeline network Pipelines offer a fast, efficient, cheap and ecological supply chain 11 Source: EPCA, Results of the Think Tank Sessions, August 2007

12 High level of integration and diversity across the value chain Synergies in energy, process integration and logistics offer world class cost effectiveness RAW MATERIALS FEEDSTOCKS BUILDING BLOCKS COMMODITIES INTERMEDIATES FINAL PRODUCTS Natural gas / Crude Oil / Condensate C 1 Methane / refinery residue Synthesis Gas Methanol Formaldehyde Glues, Resins Ammonia, Nitric Acid Urea, AN, CAN, UAN, Fertilizers Natural gas / Crude Oil / Condensate C 2 C2-C3 / Naphtha Ethylene PE, EDC, VCM Ethylene oxide PVC Glycols, EVOH, Ethyl NBO, Glycol Ethers Polymers, copolymers Polyols Natural gas / Crude Oil / Condensate C 3 C2-C3 / Naphtha Propylene, propane Polypropylene Propylene oxide, Acrylic acid Polyols, SAP Polymers e.g. Polyurethane Crude Oil C 4 Refinery off-gas / Naphta Mixed C4 Butadiene Polybutadiene Acrylonitrile, Butadiene, Styrene Crude Oil C 6 Naphtha Benzene, Toluene Cyclohexane, Caprolactam, Aniline BPA, Nylon 66, MDI Polycarbonate, Polyurethane Crude Oil C 7,8 Naphtha Mixed Xylenes O, P-Xylene PA, PTA PET Sea water / Brine Ship, pipeline, barge Cl Chlorine, NaOH EDC, Phosgene VCM Pipeline, barge, rail Rail, road Mainly road PVC, MDI, hypochlorites Plastics, polyurethane, bleach items are produced in the cluster 12 Source: EPCA, Results of the Think Tank Sessions, Aug 07

13 Presence of a well developed logistical platform Logistical operators have built up considerable know-how in serving the chemicals industry. Huge capacities for the storage of solid, liquid and gaseous products. Within Europe, Flanders & the Netherlands storage market is by far the quickest growing market in capacity About 50 liquid bulk storage terminals in Flanders & the Netherlands concentrated in several specific hubs (chemical, gasoline, crude & fuel). +15% under construction 13

14 Unique academical and industrial network in Flanders and the Netherlands 15 universities with focus on chemistry and materials sciences 5 out of the top 100 best-performing universities worldwide (source: QS World University Rankings) State-of-the art world research institutes in the field of nanotechnology, semiconductors and organic photovoltaic cells Open innovation: strong university-industry (innovation labs) and industry industry (Centre for Open Chemical Innovation) collaboration in pre-competitive stage Innovation platforms with focus on accelerating valorisation and new commercial activities: FISCH (Flanders Innovation Hub for Sustainable Chemistry) Dutch Chemistry Board steering the Topsector Chemie with a.o. Top Chemie Delta valorisation/innovation network with low threshold for SME Unique Master after Master programme on process safety engineering in Europe 14

15 Direct access to 80% of the European purchasing power within a 500 miles radius Source: European Distribution Report, Cushman & Wakefield,

16 Europe will remain attractive and continue to grow in the future Construction All new buildings: 'nearly zero-energy buildings in Europe by 2021 Mobility CO 2 -emissions new cars: Max 95g CO 2 /km (57 miles per gallon) by 2020 Reduction of emissions from light vehicles Green tires labelling Horizon billion budget Bridging the gap between research and the market >60% to industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges 16

17 essenscia vlaanderen Federation for Chemistry and Life Sciences Industries Contact Frans Dieryck, Managing Director T Frank Beckx, Head of Communication & Public Affairs T

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