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28/02/2024 News

TotalEnergies Lubrifiants and Bericap join forces to launch a new closure made from recycled plastic

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Following the incorporation of recycled plastics into its lubricant platinum bottles made in Belgium and France (see,TotalEnergies Lubrifiants is going one step further with the introduction of  recycled closures.

For the first time in the European lubricants industry, two key players have joined forces to design a new closure using recycled material. TotalEnergies and Bericap are launching a closure for 20-liter lubricant packaging incorporating 50% post-consumer recycled plastic (PCR), in compliance with DIN 60 standards for lubricants.

TotalEnergies Lubrifiants' 20-liter premium lubricant cans made in France and Belgium will be fitted with new closures made from 50% PCR material.

Fully embodying a circular/closed-loop approach, the raw material processed by Bericap into can closures for TotalEnergies Lubrifiants comes from TotalEnergies' own circular polymer range RE:clic. rPE57525 combines recycled polyethylene obtained from mechanical recycling with a high-performing booster to achieve virgin-like performances.  By switching from the current DIN 60 standard closure (weighing 25.2g) to DIN 60 ECO (weighing 18.5g), the weight savings come to 25%.

TotalEnergies Lubrifiants aims at reducing its consumption of virgin plastic by gradually integrating the new recycled closures on its various lubricant ranges. This innovation is in line with both partners’ strategy and commitment to contributing to a circular economy.