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Total Petrochemicals to Make New-Generation EPS at Feluy, Belgium

6:46 AM MDT | May 3, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Total Petrochemicals plans to modify one of the two polystyrene (PS) lines it acquired from Polimeri Europa at Feluy, Belgium, last year to produce a new generation expandable polystyrene (EPS). Total says its research teams have developed technology to produce the new polymer, which has improved technical and insulating properties compared with conventional EPS. The company bought the two PS lines, which have combined capacity for 160,000 m.t./year, last year. The new line will start production in early 2013. This investment, and the subsequent launch...

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