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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.

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Total explores new routes for post-consumer recycled polystyrene in the circular economy world

Polystyrene containing post-consumer recycled polystyrene. 
(Photo: Total, PR028)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.

Total Develops a New Grade of HDPE for Thermoforming Applications

Total Develops a new grade of HDPE for thermoforming applications. (Photo: Total, PR026)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.

Total Lumicene®, the next step forward for Flexible Barrier Packaging

Total, Hosokawa Alpine and Coveris collaboration on barrier packaging using Total Lumicene® 
(Photo: Paul Coerten, PR025)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.

Total Lumicene Supertough®, the next step forward for Stand-Up Pouches

Total, Windmöller & Hölscher and Coveris collaboration on Stand-up Pouch using Total Lumicene Supertough®. 
(Photo: Paul Coerten, PR024)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.

Total and Corbion form a Joint Venture in bioplastics

Total and Corbion are joining forces to develop bioplastics by creating a 50/50 joint venture to produce and market polylactic (PLA) polymers.
(Photo: Total, PR023)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.

KWS, Wavin and Total sign a cooperation agreement to develop the PlasticRoad

KWS, Wavin and Total sign a cooperation agreement to develop the PlasticRoad. (Photos: Total, PR022)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.

Synergy between Circular Economy and Total expertise in polymers: Total creates products that outperform virgin materials

Total Polymers Antwerp (Photo: © Michel Clinckemaille, PR021)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.

Polyethylene Lumicene® M3427 awarded the Total Ecosolutions label for artificial grass sports fields

Polyethylene Lumicene® M3427 awarded the Total Ecosolutions label for artificial grass sports fields. (Photos: Total, PR020)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%.

Total and Nissei ASB access new markets for polyolefins using one-stage ISBM technology

Bottles processed with Total Lumicene® Polypropylene, a resin specifically designed for the ISBM system. (Photos: Paul Coerten/Total, PR019)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.

Outperforming PP jars for long-term food storage applications

Outperforming PP jars for long-term food storage applications. 
(Photos: Total, PR017)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.

Total Reaffirms its Petrochemicals Business Commitment to the Responsible Care® Initiative, Promoted by the Global Chemical Industry

Total Reaffirms its Petrochemicals Business Commitment to the Responsible Care® Initiative, Promoted by the Global Chemical Industry. 
(Photo: Total, PR016)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.

Innovative electrically conductive compounds by Total: outstanding performance for electrostatic discharge (ESD) applications

Innovative electrically conductive compounds by Total: outstanding performance for electrostatic discharge (ESD) applications. 
(Photos: Total, PR015)Total innovates in specialty compounds and announces the commercialization of a new electrostatic discharge (ESD) product range. This new technology offers solutions to avoid damages associated with static electricity and hence enhances ESD, a key issue that concerns all aspects of electronics manufacturing.

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