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Opening 1st PlasticRoad bike path in the world

Opening 1st PlasticRoad bike path in the world.Zwolle (NL), 12 September 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.

Citeo, Total, Saint-Gobain and Syndifrais Join Forces to Create a Polystyrene Recycling Channel in France by 2020

Paris, June 28, 2018 - 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[1] 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.

World premiere in Overijssel: The first PlasticRoad bike path comes in Zwolle

Vianen/Zwolle, June 7, 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.

Total and Polystyvert join forces on the recycling of household post-consumer polystyrene 

TotalBrussels/Montreal, May 2, 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.

FDA Approval for Total Circular Compounds® Containing Recycled HDPE

FDA Approval for Total Circular Compounds® Containing Recycled HDPE. 
(Photo: Total, PR029)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.

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%.

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