The products will be made using TotalEnergies RE:newable polymer, part of RE:clic portfolio, which is renewably sourced to reduce the final product’s carbon footprint
French petroleum company TotalEnergies and Portugal-based Intraplás have partnered to introduce the former’s bio-based RE:newable polymer to the packaging market via food-contact drop-in packaging solutions.
According to TotalEnergies, the new sustainable packaging intends to reduce customers’ carbon footprint and maintain performance and food safety.
The products will be made using TotalEnergies RE:newable polymer, part of RE:clic portfolio, which is renewably sourced to reduce the final product’s carbon footprint.
TotalEnergies Europe & Orient Polymers vice president Olivier Greiner said: “Our RE:newable range is essential in achieving TotalEnergies’ ambition to produce 30% 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.”
According to the petroleum firm, the drop-in RE:newable polymer will be sourced directly from the company’s biorefinery in La Mède, France.
The resultant polymer is guaranteed by the mass balance-based International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC PLUS) programme.
The RE:newable series, which lowers carbon emissions, demonstrates virgin-like qualities appropriate for high-end, demanding applications, the French firm claimed.
TotalEnergies said that the technological and business expertise of Intraplás will help to introduce this invention to the packaging market.
The converter’s facilities are also ISCC PLUS certified, which will allow for full traceability from RE:newable’s production to its final application.
The polymer is intended for food packaging and provides high-performing, low-carbon, fossil-free sustainable packaging solutions to customers.
Intraplás chief procurement officer Marisa Alves said: “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.”