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Total acquires French manufacturer of recycled polypropylene

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Total has acquired Synova, a French manufacturer of high-performance recycled polypropylene for the automotive sector.

Synova produces 20 000 tpy of polypropylene that meets the quality standards of original manufacturers and automakers from recycled plastics.

“By contributing to the lighter weight of vehicles, plastics remove their energy efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions. Producing them from recycled materials will also meet the challenge of managing their end of life,” explained Bernard Pinatel, President Refining & Chemicals, Total. “The acquisition of Synova is a concrete proof of our commitment to developing plastic recycling. It reinforces the activities we already carry out in recycling and contributes to Total’s ambition to be the responsible energy major.”

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