The Total Polymers Business Unit is based in the Refining & Chemicals division of the Total Group, a leading international oil and gas company and the world’s second-ranked solar energy operator with SunPower. Its activities span oil and gas production, refining, petrochemicals and marketing. In the field of polymers, Total combines key areas of expertise in catalysis, processes and products to provide high performance and durable solutions for its customers. With its packaging solutions, Total is committed to contributing to a better world by conserving food, cutting down on waste and reducing its environmental footprint, in line with its commitment to better energy. www.total.com; www.polymers.total.com.Total
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18 Apr 2018
Brussels, April 18, 2018 - The US Food and Drug Administration has determined that Total’s secondary recycling process at its Antwerp Belgium site for the production of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Circular Compounds is effective in reducing contaminants from Post-Consumer Recycled HDPE (PCR-HDPE) material to an extent which allows for its use in food packaging.
14 Jun 2017
Brussels, June 14, 2017 - Total has just completed an industrial scale test run, following a series of pilot plant trials, demonstrating the feasibility of sustainable incorporation of about 20% of post-consumer recycled polystyrene within virgin polystyrene. The trial, which was carried out on an existing production asset, successfully led to product with properties equivalent to virgin polymer.
2 Mar 2017
Houston, March 2, 2017 - Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA, Inc. has generated excitement in the sheet extrusion thermoforming (SET) market with the introduction of high density polyethylene grade 9825E. This grade is well suited for shallow draw thermoformed packaging applications in the foodservice and food packaging industries that require high rigidity and toughness.
1 Feb 2017
Brussels, February 1, 2017 - Total, Hosokawa Alpine, Coveris and Hayssen Flexible Systems collaborated along the value chain to demonstrate a new 11-layer high performance barrier packaging solution at K 2016. This event, held in late October in Düsseldorf, Germany, is the world’s largest trade show for the international plastics and rubber industry.
1 Feb 2017
Brussels, February 1, 2017 - Total, Windmöller & Hölscher and Coveris collaborated along the value chain from resin to final product to create a perfect stand-up pouch, which was showcased at K 2016. This event, held in late October in Düsseldorf, Germany, is the world’s largest trade show for the international plastics and rubber industry.
24 Nov 2016
Paris, Amsterdam, November 24, 2016 - Total and Corbion are joining forces to develop bioplastics by creating a 50/50 joint venture to produce and market polylactic (PLA) polymers. The two partners plan to build a world-class PLA polymerization plant with a capacity of 75,000 tons per year at Corbion’s site in Thailand that already has a lactide (PLA monomer) production unit that will become part of the joint venture. Corbion will supply the lactic acid necessary for the production of the PLA and the lactide.
20 Oct 2016
Brussels, October 20, 2016 - The PlasticRoad concept, first introduced in 2015 by KWS, entails recycling plastic waste into lightweight modules with hollow interiors that can be fitted with cables and plastic pipes and allow excess water to drain. The pre-fabricated units will be easy to transport, assemble and maintain, and the lighter weight means the ground will be less prone to subsidence. The objective is to create a road with a smaller ecological footprint than traditional road systems. When the elements reach their end of life expectancy they can be recycled again, contributing to a circular economy and cleaner environment.
8 Aug 2016
Synergy between Circular Economy and Total expertise in polymers: Total creates products that outperform virgin materials
Brussels, August 8, 2016 - Total is pleased to introduce a new range of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) Circular Compounds with high levels of recycled content to its packaging segment customers. With performance equal to or exceeding that of virgin resins, this new product range valorizes Total’s superior process and catalyst technology and actively contributes to the Circular Economy.
22 Feb 2016
Polyethylene Lumicene® M3427 awarded the Total Ecosolutions label for artificial grass sports fields
Brussels, February 22, 2016 - Polyethylene Lumicene® M3427 is used for the manufacture of artificial grass yarn whose main application is synthetic turf for sports fields. Turf carpets constructed with these yarns demonstrate a resistance to fibrillation twice as high as market reference octene-based linear low density polyethylene. This was evidenced by extended Lisport testing according to EN 15336 and results were confirmed by leading yarn producers. The gain in lifetime of the sports field can be estimated at >50%.
15 Feb 2016
Brussels, February 15, 2016 - Nissei ASB, the world’s leading manufacturer of one-stage stretch blow molding equipment, relies on Total’s expertise in polymer raw materials to break into new markets in the packaging industry by expertly processing polypropylene into a PET-designed ISBM machine. Bottles for sports drinks, pharmaceuticals, food and baby nourishment are the projected market targets for this winning combination of ISBM technology and polyolefins.
26 Oct 2015
Total and RPC Promens Consumer Corby have launched a new multilayer PP/EVOH/PP jar using ISBM (Injection Stretch Blow Moulding) technology that offers even greater transparency and gloss for high barrier food applications.
1 Oct 2015
Total Reaffirms its Petrochemicals Business Commitment to the Responsible Care® Initiative, Promoted by the Global Chemical Industry
With the signature of the new Responsible Care® Global Charter for its petrochemical activities worldwide, Total has reaffirmed its support for the international initiative, which it first adhered to in 2006.