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Total Successfully Tests Route for Part Post-Consumer Recycled Polystyrene

Total hopes to create a robust process to handle complex polystyrene waste streams that can be implemented on our different existing production lines.

Total, the French oil and refining giant, has completed an industrial scale test run to incorporate 20 per cent of post-consumer recycled polystyrene in virgin polystyrene. The trial, which was carried out on an existing production asset, successfully led to products with properties equivalent to virgin polymer.

Jean Viallefont, Vice-President of Polymers in Europe, said: “Polystyrene is one of the easiest polymers to recycle. Our success highlights that polystyrene, which naturally provides outstanding performance for various applications, will be a significant contributor to the Circular Economy. It is unquestionably an innovative way to enlarge the accessible market for recycled polystyrene and to convert a large volume of post-consumer waste.”

Following its results and its plant trials, Total will launch developments to manage any contamination of recyclate. It hopes to create a robust process to handle complex polystyrene waste streams that can be implemented on our different existing production lines.

 

 

News Code: 
9997
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