Total takes recycling step | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 33 | p. 15 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 22, 2016 | Web Date: August 21, 2016

Total takes recycling step

Department: Business
Keywords: sustainability, polyethylene, recycling
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Total’s plant in Antwerp, Belgium, where it makes the new Circular Compounds.
Credit: Total
A photo of Total’s plant in Antwerp, Belgium, where it makes its new circular compounds.
 
Total’s plant in Antwerp, Belgium, where it makes the new Circular Compounds.
Credit: Total

France’s Total is introducing blends of virgin and recycled high-density polyethylene that it is calling Circular Compounds. Containing 25–50% postconsumer HDPE, the resins meet or exceed the properties of virgin resins in applications such as blow-molded bottles and heavy-duty containers, Total says. It hopes to have 20,000 metric tons of annual production of the plastics by the end of this year.

 
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