About Total Polymers
The Total Polymers Business Unit is part of the Refining & Chemicals division of the Total Group. In the field of polymers, Total combines its industry leading technologies, capabilities and expertise in catalysis, processes and products to provide high performance and sustainable solutions for its customers. Total uses renewable bio-sourced and recycled feedstocks and supports initiatives that aim to reduce its carbon footprint, in line with its commitment to better energy. www.polymers.total.com
Total is a broad energy company that produces and markets fuels, natural gas and electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is more affordable, more reliable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major. www.total.com
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7 Dec 2020
Total, Intraplás and Yoplait successfully demonstrated the feasibility of incorporating recycled polystyrene from chemical recycling into yogurt pots
Total, Intraplás and Yoplait announced today that they have successfully run a pilot test aiming at using certified chemically recycled polystyrene in yogurt pots. This is the first step of a collaborative initiative aiming at testing the use of chemically recycled polystyrene in yogurt pots, supporting the development of sustainable PS recycling in France.
3 Dec 2020
PACCOR, a global player in the packaging industry, is again leading technological change from linear to circular plastics. Thanks to a fruitful collaboration with Total, a major French energy player, PACCOR is now able to produce Polypropylene (PP) containers including recycled material of which 37% households’ waste, with mechanical and appearance properties equivalent to those of containers made of virgin resin for non-food applications.
13 Mar 2019
Total and several partners along the construction value chain have decided to associate to form the Clean Site Circular Project which aims at recycling natural shrink hoods* wastes from the construction sector in closed system without film performances degradation.
12 Sep 2018
A world premiere in the Netherlands: the first PlasticRoad bike path was recently opened in Zwolle, Overijssel. Inventors of the PlasticRoad, Anne Koudstaal and Simon Jorritsma – together with Member of the Provincial Executive of Overijssel, Bert Boerman and Alderman William Dogger of the municipality of Zwolle, cycled the first bike path made from recycled plastic. The concept was presented three years ago by road construction company KWS (a Royal VolkerWessels company). Wavin and Total joined forces with KWS in 2016 to develop the concept into a product. A second PlasticRoad bike path pilot in Giethoorn, near the pilot location in Zwolle, will be opened in November.
28 Jun 2018
Citeo, Total, Saint-Gobain and Syndifrais Join Forces to Create a Polystyrene Recycling Channel in France by 2020
As part of the voluntary commitments for the French government’s Circular Economy Roadmap and in line with French and European Union objectives in the area of plastic recycling, Citeo, Total, Saint-Gobain and the French Union of Fresh Dairy Product Manufacturers (Syndifrais) are joining forces to help lay the groundwork for an industrial-scale polystyrene recycling channel in France and to validate its technical and cost feasibility within 18 months. The announcement was made at the World Materials Forum, which is being held in Nancy, France from June 27 to 29.
7 Jun 2018
The PlasticRoad, a road made of recycled plastic, becomes a reality. The municipality of Zwolle and the province of Overijssel have committed to the first PlasticRoad pilot project. In September the first PlasticRoad will be constructed in Zwolle and in another location in the province a few months later. The PlasticRoad concept was launched in 2015 by market leader in road construction KWS (a subsidiary of Royal VolkerWessels). In 2016, KWS entered into a partnership with Wavin and Total for further development of the PlasticRoad.
2 May 2018
The Polymers Business unit of Total S.A. (“Total”) and Polystyvert, a Montreal-based clean technology startup with an innovative method for polystyrene recycling, today announced the signing of an agreement to work together on the dissolution and purification of household post-consumer polystyrene.
18 Apr 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.