Total Petrochemicals manufacture new range polymers in Belgium

Total Petrochemicals to manufacture new range of polymers in Belgium

3:33 PM, 3rd May 2011
Total Petrochemicals to manufacture new range of polymers in Belgium

 

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: Total Petrochemicals will start manufacturing a new generation of expandable polystyrene (EPS), said the company. The new polymer, whose formulation has been developed by Total Petrochemicals research teams, has technical and insulating properties that are significantly better than those of conventional white EPS.

Following the acquisition, in August 2010, of two polystyrene lines with a combined capacity of 160,000 tonnes per year located at the Total Petrochemicals Feluy production site (Belgium), it was decided to modify one of the two lines in order to manufacture this new expandable polystyrene. The new line is scheduled to start up in early 2013. The launch of new EPS range will ensure long-term continuation of styrenics production at the Feluy site.

The second polystyrene line will be used to manufacture all grades of PS – high-impact polystyrene (HIPS) and general-purpose polystyrene (GPPS). With this project, Total Petrochemicals is consolidating its position in styrenic polymers for the insulation market.

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