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Total today announces that it has acquired Synova, a French leader in manufacturing high-performance recycled polypropylene for the automotive sector.|
Synova produces 20,000 tonnes per year of polypropylene that meets the high quality standards of original equipment manufacturers and automakers from recycled plastics.
About Total and Plastics Recycling
Total is a major energy player, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. Total is a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, which brings together nearly 30 companies from across the plastics and consumer goods value chain. They are committed over $1.0 billion with the goal of investing $1.5 billion over the next five years to help end plastic waste pollution in the environment, particularly in the oceans.
The Group is working on all types of recycling in order to emerge high-performance recycled polymers.
For example, Total produces “Circular Compounds”, polypropylene and polyethylene containing at least 50 percent recycled materials and offering the same properties as virgin polymers.
Total is also associated with Citeo, Saint-Gobain and Syndifrais in a project aiming at the emergence of a polystyrene recycling system in France by 2020. The feasibility of a large-scale production will be validated at our industrial sites in Carling (France) and Feluy (Belgium).
In addition, Total is one of the world leaders in bioplastics. The joint venture Total Corbion PLA owns in Thailand a plant with a capacity of 75,000 tonnes per year of PLA, a 100 percent biobased, recyclable and biodegradable bioplastic.
More information: www.total.com
Total - Refining & Chemicals, Paris, France