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TotalEnergies and Intraplás collaborate on the commercialization of drop-in packaging solutions from renewable sources

TotalEnergies and Intraplás are collaborating to bring sustainable solutions to the packaging market without compromising performance and food safety. Intraplás is launching commercial products using TotalEnergies RE:newable polymer – a range of the RE:clic portfolio – coming from renewable sourcing, therefore, allowing for a substantial reduction of the final product’s carbon footprint.

TotalEnergies’ world-class biorefinery in La Mède (France) allows leveraging direct access to renewable feedstock for its drop-in RE:newable polymer range. The resulting polymer is warranted under the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC PLUS) scheme, which uses a mass balance approach. As a result, the RE:newable range exhibits virgin-like properties suitable for high-end, demanding applications while significantly reducing carbon emissions.

Intraplás’ technical and commercial expertise has been fundamental in bringing this innovation to the packaging market. As the converter’s facilities are ISCC PLUS certified, thus facilitating traceability from the material production to the final application, Intraplás can provide high-performing, low-carbon, fossil-free products to its customers that need sustainable solutions in food packaging.

“Our RE:newable range is essential in achieving TotalEnergies’ ambition to produce 30 percent circular polymers by 2030. Our leading position as an integrated player on the market enables TotalEnergies to provide its customers with low-carbon, drop-in polymers from renewable sources in industrial quantities. This collaboration with our long-term partner Intraplás is another important milestone. Innovation is increasingly critical for companies to distinguish themselves in an increasingly competitive market,” said Olivier Greiner, Vice President, Polymers Europe & Orient at TotalEnergies.

“If innovating is essential to create value, the sustainability of an innovative product is the best basis for responding to socio-environmental challenges. It is our commitment to offer to the market more eco-friendly packaging solutions. We are increasingly investing in the incorporation of materials from renewable sources without compromising food safety, consumer well-being and product performance. This collaboration with our partner TotalEnergies is in line with our goals to reduce our carbon footprint, and provide more sustainable packaging solutions to our customers, consumers and contribute to a better world,” said Marisa Alves, Chief Procurement Officer of Intraplás.

TotalEnergies develops, produces, and commercializes polymers — polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, their recycled equivalents, and biopolymers — that can be incorporated into 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: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables, and electricity. Our more than 100,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more 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.

Founded in 1968 and located in the North of Portugal, Intraplás is a company driven by a passion to improve each day with the aim of offering eco-friendly packaging combined with our advanced technology and innovation. This heritage of values has guided us on a long journey of knowledge, experience, and delivery. We develop sustainable and innovative packaging solutions for food applications with a focus on people’s well-being. Our products are present in more than 30 countries.