TotalEnergies is increasing polypropylene resin capacity at its plant in Feuly, Belgium.
In a Jan. 18 news release, officials said that a new PP reactor has been commissioned at the site. Capacity details weren't included in the release.
"Through this investment, TotalEnergies strengthens its leading position on the high value-added polymers market," they added. TotalEnergies "is therefore increasing its production of grades that meet the highest quality standards and technical requirements of specialty markets, including medical and automotive."
Valérie Goff, polymers senior vice president, said in the release that the new reactor "will enable us to meet the growing demand from our customers … for ever more efficient polymers that contribute to reducing the carbon footprint of end-use applications."
In addition to PP, TotalEnergies makes polyethylene and expanded polystyrene resins, as well as ethylene, propylene and styrene, at the Feluy site. Officials described the site, which employs more than 400, as is one of the largest producers of high-performance polymers in Europe.
TotalEnergies, based in Courbevoie, France, is one of the world's largest oil and gas suppliers. The firm employs 105,000 and posted sales of $190 billion in 2020.