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Total Adds FR Grade to EPS Range to Reinforce its Presence in Insulation Market

Published on 2015-02-24. Author : SpecialChem

BRUSSELS -- Following the success of Excell-R® on the insulation market, Total has added a new flame retardant grade to its expandable polystyrene range: XLR 4559 SE with an average diameter of 1.2 mm.

“Excell-R® is the culmination of recent developments in microgranulation, combined with the controlled bulk polymerization process, which Total is using since many years at its 13 polystyrene production units around the world. We also use cutting-edge flame retardant additive technology,” explains Tanguy Kervyn, VP of the Specialty Polymers Division.

Excell-R® products provide excellent sphericity, by means of an innovative manufacturing process. Their transformation behavior and thermal performance are known to be better than conventional EPS, so that the panel thickness can be reduced when using equivalent insulation.

The new EPS Excell-R® range enables Total to reinforce its presence on the insulation market and confirms its commitment to the optimization of energy resources and reducing CO2 emissions.

About Refining & Chemicals division of Total

The Refining & Chemicals division of Total, one of the world’s biggest integrated oil groups, combines refining and petrochemical activities with specialty chemicals and employs almost 50,000 people worldwide. The division is one of the Europe’s leading refining companies and among the largest petrochemical manufacturers. It boasts 14 refineries, 20 petrochemical and over 150 specialty plants around the world. It produces and provides its customers with a wide range of petroleum products, chemical-based products and polymers, which are aimed at a wide range of industrial and commercial markets.

Source: Total

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