In this post, Chemieuro presents Total solutions for Rigid packaging. This category includes different applications for Rigid Packaging such as Injection Food Packaging, Caps & Closures, Kitchenware & Long Term Food Storage Jars, Trays & Small Boxes, Dairy, Foamed Packaging, Industrial Packaging, Crates & Boxes, Electrically Conductive Compounds, Household & Chemicals and Industrial Pails.
Injection food packaging
Total offers a wide range of products for storage, conservation and safe transportation of food. Two of the most outstanding polymers of Total for food packaging are Polypropylene and Polystyrene.
Always in balance with market current needs
According to Total Polymers, the differentiation, the security of the packaged product and the excellent processing capabilities, are the main characteristics that makes the product stand out in the market, and for which a large number of producers and brands rely on Total services. From our perspective, in Chemieuro, we think those are essential characteristics for any producer in the category.
Total solutions for containers protection, specific applications and aesthetics
The wide variety of Polystyrene materials offered by Total allows the final product to be adapted to all types of packaging and applications, always maintaining the highest quality standards.
Food packaging manufactured with Total polystyrene resins are characterized by their low weight and cost. In addition, they provide freshness, convenience and a unique aesthetic finish to the product, three essential aspects to demonstrate consumers that it is one of the best products in the market.
Caps & Closures
HDPE Caps & Closures
Total HDPE product range for caps & closures gathers excellent processability and exceptional mechanical properties, thanks to a unique molecular design and the technology expertise of Total developers and researchers.
Both HD6081 and M5220 family products of ultra performing HDPE resins allow producing highly performing closures while reducing production costs. Also, if requested, Total offers a certification of organoleptics properties for each batch.
Polypropylene Caps & Closures
Differentiation and excellent processability are the main features of Total Polypropylene range for Caps & Closures. Covering resins from low to high melt flow index (with tailor-made additivation), some common applications are sport drinks, juices closures or flip-top closures.
Kitchenware and long-term storage jars
Total product range for kitchenware & Long term food storage jars, has been developed to achieve an optimal long-term food preservation and processability, while reaching the demands of the market for sustainability and high aesthetics.
The main applications for Total Polypropylene Lumicene® Random are caps & closures, long-term food storage jars, houseware or kitchenwares.
Trays and small boxes
For Trays & Small boxes, Total provides a complete product range of polypropylene and polystyrene. Covering a wide range of fluidities and tailor made additivation, Total products are suitable for lots of applications such as coffee cups and capsules, ready-made meals or microwave applications.
Exceptional processability, good impact resistance or microwave re-heating and freezing are some of the technical characteristics of trays and small boxes, which lead to properties such as good surface aspect in the final product.
As a polymer distributor, we consider Total Polyestyrene product range for dairy applications as a remarkable product in the market. With more than 50 years of experience and complaining with the Regulation (EU) 10/2011 amended up to the Regulation (EU) 2015/174, Total provides high-quality recyclable products (up to 20 times), without compromising its performance.
HDPE Milk Bottles
Combining an excellent processability and optimal mechanical performance, Total HDPE product range for milk bottles is one of the most outstanding products of Total. Also an optimal sterilization and pasteurization process are exceptional qualities of Total product range for HDPE milk bottles.
Combining high molecular weight, high recyclability (up to 20 times) and good mechanical properties, Total polyestyrene product range for foamed packaging provides stable output at the die during direct gassing while giving strength to both crystal sheets and direct gassed sheets.
Coffee cups or clamshells for fast food trays are some typical applications for foamed polyestyrene packaging.
Thanks to more than 30 years’ experience in the market, Total product range for industrial packaging combines excellent processability, optimal wall thickness distribution and surface finish, while reducing energy consumption. Complaining with food contact regulations and due to its outstanding impact resistance and environmental stress cracking resistance, some important applications of Total HPDE are drums, jerrycans or IBC products.
Plastic Crates & Boxes
For Plastic Crates & Boxes, Total offers a wide range of possibilities, ranging from duty boxes, to light thin wall crates which totally adapt to customer requirements. The capability of meeting customer challenges, has placed Total as a leader in the production and development of best in class plastic Crates & Boxes.
Improving product performance and sustainability
The most outstanding features of Total range for Crates & Boxes are, besides the durability advantage PP offer versus other materials, cycle time reduction, energy consumption reduction or extended life time mould.
With more than 40 years of experience in product design and polymerization Total has achieved mastery in combining the best of antagonist properties. The optimization of features like stiffness (downgauging), impact resistance, fluidity (freedom of design), and creep resistance (high loading), are some of the examples of what Total can accomplish.
Through Total Ecosolutions programme, Total has developed an strategy to reduce the environmental footprint of its activities, products and services, which can be reflected in products such as Ecosolutions PPC 9612.
Electrically Conductive Compounds
The range of products for High performance carbon nanotubes (CNT) compounds stands out for:
- Avoiding static electricity associated damage.
- Being an ideal solution for the manufacture of electronic products and ATEX packaging.
- Allowing to achieve a unique balance of cleaning, processability and electrical performance.
- Offering various processing possibilities, such as sheet extrusion, thermoforming, rotational molding and injection.
Technical parts for electronic compounds
|Typical applications||Grade||Main properties||Specific features|
|Polymer Type||Reference||Melt flow index (PP: 2.16 kg - 230ºC) (PS: 5 kg - 200ºC) |
|Flexural modulus |
|Izod notched (at 23ºC) |
|Izod notched (at -20ºC) |
If you want more information about Total polymers for Electrically Conductive Compounds applications, read this post.
Households and chemicals
Total is guiding its product range for Households & chemicals to a circular economy process. By combining virgin polymer producers and recyclers know-how Total has developed a Circular Compound (rPE6306, High density polyethylene) that contains 50% Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) from households waste and is developing a wide range of Circular polypropylene compounds with the same objective.
With more than 30 years’ experience in industrial pails development, Total stands as a leading producer of impact copolymers Polypropylene. An improved processability and reduced weight combined with higher fluidities development places Total as a pioneer in the Industrial Pails market.