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TotalEnergies Lubricants introduce recycled plastic closures

In a pioneering move within the European lubricants sector, TotalEnergies Lubricants has expanded its eco-friendly initiatives by partnering with Bericap to create a groundbreaking closure for 20-litre lubricant containers, featuring 50% post-consumer recycled plastic (PCR). This collaboration marks a significant step forward in sustainable packaging, aligning with the stringent DIN 60 standards for lubricants.

This venture builds on TotalEnergies Lubricants’ ongoing efforts to incorporate recycled plastics into its premium lubricant bottles manufactured in Belgium and France. The new closures, composed of half PCR material, will be applied to the brand’s 20-litre premium lubricant cans produced in these countries.

At the heart of this innovation is the use of RE:clic, a product from TotalEnergies’ circular polymer range, as the raw material. Bericap transforms this material, which is a blend of mechanically recycled polyethylene and a performance-enhancing booster, into closures for TotalEnergies Lubricants, achieving virgin-like quality. The switch to the lighter DIN 60 ECO closure, which reduces the weight by 25% from the previous standard, embodies a commitment to a circular or closed-loop economy.

TotalEnergies Lubricants is dedicated to lessening its reliance on virgin plastics by progressively adopting these recycled closures across its lubricant product lines. This initiative is a testament to the shared vision and dedication of both TotalEnergies Lubricants and Bericap towards fostering a circular economy.