TotalEnergies and Vanheede will scale up the manufacturing of circular polymers

Post-consumer recycled waste to be used as feedstock in the production of circular polymers

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TotalEnergies and Vanheede Environment Group sign a commercial agreement to scale up the manufacturing of circular polymers from post-consumption plastic waste. Photo TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies and Vanheede Environment Group recently announce the signing of a long-term commercial agreement for the supply of post-consumer recycled (PCR) raw material, to be used as feedstock in the production of circular polymers for durable applications.

Under this agreement, Vanheede Polymers and Compounds will supply PCR raw material coming from its sites in France and Belgium, including Dottignies, where a new plastic waste treatment facility using innovative technology is currently under construction. The raw material will then be used as feedstock by TotalEnergies to produce circular polymers for durable applications, such as in the automotive and construction sectors.

This agreement will support TotalEnergies growing sales of mechanically recycled polymers in Europe, including its subsidiary Synova, in manufacturing recycled polypropylene for the automotive sector, which announced in late 2021 the doubling of its capacity to 45,000 tonnes per year.

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This signing is the first step of a strategic partnership supporting both compagnies’ commitment to developing plastics recycling and contributing to addressing the challenge of the circular economy.

This new agreement is an important step in securing high quality post-consumer raw materials. It will allow us to accelerate our growth in recycled polymers and develop new projects to reach our ambition of producing 30% circular polymers by 2030,” said Valérie Goff, senior vice-president, Polymers at TotalEnergies.

This agreement demonstrates the Vanheede philosophy to transform plastic waste into circular high-end polymers in the most sustainable way. This partnership shows the confidence of TotalEnergies in our innovative recycling technology,” said David Vanheede, chief executive officer at Vanheede Environment Group.

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