TotalEnergies unveils its new product range RE:clic to accelerate the circular economy for plastics
Brussels, October 19, 2022 – TotalEnergies announces the launch of its new product range RE:clic for its low-carbon polymers that contribute to address the challenges of the circular economy.
Lighter than many alternatives, polymers contribute to reduce the carbon footprint of many end-use applications by improving their energy efficiency. TotalEnergies has been reinventing its polymers sourcing to accompany the transformation of the plastics value chain. Its portfolio based on polymers from recycled material or from biofeedstock will help its customers achieve their sustainability goals, without compromises on performance or processability.
Within the RE:clic range, we now distinguish between:
- The RE:use polymers range, which contain recycled plastic obtained through a mechanical recycling process. They are derived from post-consumer and postindustrial plastic wastes;
- The RE:build polymers range, which are produced through an advanced recycling process that converts hard to recycle plastic waste into circular feedstock. The recycled content of the resulting polymers is tracked throughout the production process thanks to the ISCC PLUS certification. These polymers exhibit identical properties to virgin polymers and are therefore suitable for high-end, demanding applications, including food-contact;
- The RE:newable polymers range, which are derived from bio-based products. Produced from renewable feedstocks certified under ISCC PLUS, these polymers substantially reduce the carbon footprint of finished products and retain virgin-like properties. "This announcement marks yet another step forward in TotalEnergies’ development of a circular economy for plastics and is fully aligned with the Company’s ambition”, said Nathalie Brunelle, Vice President Polymers at TotalEnergies. “The products associated with these new ranges are concrete solutions to help us reach our ambition of commercializing 30% circular polymers by 2030”.
About TotalEnergies and Polymers
TotalEnergies develops, produces and commercializes polymers — polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, their recycled equivalents and biopolymers — that can be incorporated in the plastics manufacturing process. Lighter than many alternative materials, they help reduce the carbon footprint of end-use applications through enhanced energy efficiency. TotalEnergies’ polymers experts in Europe, Asia and the United States of America are working alongside all the professionals in the value chain, including plastic manufacturers, research centers, waste collection and sorting companies, and their customers to accelerate in the circular economy. The Company is developing different plastic recycling processes and using renewable raw materials, with the ambition to commercialize 30% circular polymers by 2030.
TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies on a global scale: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our 105,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, clean, reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.
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