Petrochemicals


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.

Collaboration between BSH Electrodomésticos España and ELIX Polymers leads to improvement in aesthetic laser marking for household appliances

Collaboration between BSH Electrodomésticos España and ELIX Polymers leads to improvement in aesthetic laser marking for household appliances. 
(Photo: ELIX Polymers, PR019)Tarragona, December 5, 2016 – Collaboration between ELIX Polymers, a leading specialist in the production of ABS specialties, and BSH Electrodomésticos España, part of Europe’s largest producer of household appliances, to improve the contrast and resolution of aesthetic laser marking on visible ABS components has produced “highly satisfactory” results. Cooperation in research and development has helped ELIX Polymers develop special laser-markable grades of ABS, while BSH says it may now extend its use of laser decoration into new areas.

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.

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