Our companies

BlueChem is the number-one hotspot for sustainable chemistry in Flanders. The incubator houses a unique ecosystem of starters, SMEs, knowledge institutions and a few major global players.

Air Liquide is the market leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and healthcare. Safety, quality, reliability and service are the pillars of our commercial cooperation. In the Benelux, some 1,200 employees are working to satisfy our customers. We are optimally organised to quickly meet our customers’ expectations.

https://www.airliquide.com/belgium

Arpadis has been distributing chemicals since 1999. The company is now established through its European subsidiaries and offices in the Benelux, Germany, France, the UK and Portugal.

Arpadis employs people in various European activities and applies a philosophy of flexibility when interacting with its customers.

It has always been Arpadis’s goal and ambition to combine traditional values with innovative ideas throughout the chemical supply chain.

www.arpadis.com

BASF opened its facility in the port of Antwerp over 50 years ago. The site has since grown to become the largest integrated production centre in Belgium and the second largest of the BASF Group worldwide. Approximately 3,000 employees work on the site, which counts some fifty production installations. BASF Antwerp’s product range includes basic chemistry and specialised chemicals, plastics and preproducts, processed products and inorganics. The products of BASF Antwerp are also used in almost all processing industries, such as the automotive industry, the construction industry, the production of paper, leather goods and sports articles, as well as the textile, food and pharmaceutical industries. Ever since its pioneering years in Antwerp, BASF has been striving to find the balance between the economic, ecological and social needs of society.
www.basf.be/antwerpen

Borealis is a leading supplier of innovative solutions in the field of polyolefins (mainly plastic granules in the form of pellets), base chemicals and fertilisers.

Driven by our ambition to keep discovering and with a passion to create value through innovation, Borealis develops solutions to address global challenges. Borealis is involved in the circular economy of plastics through various initiatives and has taken a leading role in solving the problems associated with plastic waste and recycling. Borealis is active in more than 120 countries. The head office is located in Vienna, Austria. Most of Borealis’s production takes place in Europe, and the company also has three overseas production facilities in the United States and one in Brazil.

www.borealisgroup.com

Calidris Bio uses fermentation technology to produce a high quality, nutritious and affordable source of protein with a low ecological footprint. The technology makes maximum use of renewable raw materials and has a minimal impact on land use or marine ecosystems. Its mission is to offer an alternative to soy and fishmeal for animal production. It is also investigating what is needed to use this same protein for human food at a later stage.

https://calidrisbio.com/

Catalisti is the spearhead cluster for the chemical and plastics industry in Flanders. By combining the strengths of companies, universities and other knowledge institutions, Catalisti stimulates innovation in the industry. Through concrete projects and partnerships, Catalisti transforms innovation into business. The aim is to anchor the Flemish chemical and plastics industry, to make it even more competitive, and to increase its international scope. For example, Catalisti offers companies throughout the value chain, from global players to local SMEs, an innovative boost.

www.catalisti.be

Creaflow designs and markets innovative reactors for the fine chemicals and pharmaceutical industries. These reactors are based on the patented COSTATM technology and open up new possibilities in scalable flow chemistry, specifically for multi-phase processes and the use of alternative activation methods such as visible light. In addition, the reactors can be easily adapted so that the chemistry work can always be carried out under the best possible conditions.

www.creaflow.be

ExxonMobil is one of the largest publicly listed international oil and gas companies in the world. To meet the world’s rising demand for energy, the organization uses technology and innovation. ExxonMobil has a leading inventory of energy resources and is one of the world’s largest integrated refiners, sellers of petroleum products, and manufacturers of chemical products. In the Benelux, ExxonMobil is engaged in the refining and marketing of petroleum products and the production and marketing of feedstock for the chemical industry.

www.exxonmobil.be

IBEVE is an expertise agency with services in the field of safety, sustainability and the environment and has, among other things, a recognised asbestos laboratory. IBEVE is part of the IDEWE Group in which it works together with IDEWE’s external service for prevention and protection at work to promote the well-being of employees and safeguard the environment. Within the IDEWE Group, innovation is at the forefront and new tools are being developed within the Well-being at Work sector through our KIR department.

https://www.ibeve.be/

INEOS is a leading producer of petrochemicals, fine chemicals and oil products. In the space of 20 years, INEOS has grown into a global player with a production network of 183 production sites spread over 26 countries. Our products can be found almost everywhere and determine today’s standard of living: in plastics, textiles, medicines, automotive and construction applications, mobile devices, etc. Open innovation has been an integral part of INEOS’s research and development policy for over 10 years now, with a focus on solutions for the climate and energy challenges.
From Zwijndrecht, INEOS has expanded its position in Belgium with nine production sites and R&D centres in Antwerp, Jemeppe and Neder-Over-Heembeek. INEOS currently employs 2,500 people. In early 2019, INEOS announced a mega-investment in Antwerp: the construction of an ethane and propane plant for the production of ethylene and propylene. It is the biggest investment in European chemistry in the last 20 years. The ethane plant will be the most energy-efficient in Europe thanks to the use of the latest technologies.
www.ineos.com

InOpSys NV develops, builds and operates innovative on-site flexible, modular and mobile units for the treatment of chemical and pharmaceutical side streams. The aim is to offer customers a sustainable alternative for the transport and incineration of their waste streams. The removal of active pharmaceutical components from waste water is a speciality! InOpSys offers solutions that enable the creation of pure water and the recovery of valuable components (metals, solvents, etc.), and it helps customers in the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors work towards a circular economy.

www.inopsys.eu

Peace of Meat is a B2B cultured meat production company that focuses on a multitude of cultured meat products. The company forges scientific and commercial partnerships to cover the entire value chain, accelerate research and production processes and stimulate the industry as a whole.

https://peace-of-meat.com/

Triple Helix has been developing and marketing innovative technologies through its partners for 15 years. Over the years, the entire circle of activities from fundamental chemistry to applications in the end markets has evolved with an ever growing focus on sustainability and a more circular economy. In addition to its own innovations, Triple Helix will help innovation cells, inventors and consortia to achieve sustainable and economically profitable results. For investors, Triple Helix offers the right deals as well as sector knowledge and a strong management team to ensure return on investment and impact.

https://triplehelixgroup.com/

VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research) is an independent Flemish research organisation in the area of cleantech and sustainable development. Our goal? To accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. VITO offers an extensive portfolio of scientific services on the basis of which industry and government can determine their policy.
www.vito.be

Vopak is the world’s largest independent tank storage service provider, specializing in the storage and handling of liquid bulk, chemicals and gases. Vopak has a strategic network of more than 60 tank terminals worldwide of which 3 terminals are located in the heart of the Antwerp petrochemical cluster, representing almost 850,000 cbm of storage capacity. Vopak aims to provide efficient supply chain solutions for the petrochemical industry. In addition, Vopak wants to play an active role in the energy transition by developing initiatives for Carbon Capturing Utilization and Storage (CCUS), developing Liquid Organic Hydrogen Carrier (LOHC) concepts and investigating the feasibility of blue and green hydrogen projects.

https://www.vopak.com/