TotalEnergies announced the construction of a new production line of high-performance recycled polypropylene for automotive in its polymer plant in Carling, France.
Since 2016, the Carling–Saint-Avold petrochemical platform has been producing value added compounds primarily for the automotive industry. The startup of a new line dedicated to hybrid compounds will consolidate the platform’s position of a leading polymers site in Europe.
With commissioning scheduled for 2024, the flexible line will produce 15,000 tons per year of polypropylene compounds containing up to 100% recycled plastic materials. These low carbon materials are said to meet the highest quality standards and technical requirements for automotive.
Recycling both post consumer wastes and end of life automotive parts, the line will contribute to address the challenge of the circular economy in Europe.
“After the doubling of capacity at Synova, a subsidiary of TotalEnergies and the French leader in the production of recycled polypropylene, this investment further strengthens the company’s leading position in high value-added recycled polymers,” said said Nathalie Brunelle, SVP, polymers.
“This new line will allow us to meet the growing demand from the automotive market for more efficient and sustainable polymers, in line with our ambition of producing 30% circular polymers by 2030.”