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  • Manuela Borao at CONAMA

    We participate in the Environment National Congress

    We have participated as speakers in the XV edition of CONAMA, National Congress of the Environment, held at IFEMA from May 31 to June 3. The environmental event of reference in Spain, due to the high level of participation and the variety of professional profiles and environmental sectors represented.
  • We are one step closer to building a new UHMWPE plant

    We have completed the conceptual engineering phase of the new ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) plant that we plan to build in Puertollano. The FEL (Front end Loading phase) will now begin, which will determine the investment required to build the plant, with a final decision to be made by the end of the year.
  • We launch our PO / SM technology in China

    We have made our commitments in China a reality by starting up the Propylene Oxide (PO) and Styrene Monomer (SM) co-production plant that we license to the Chinese company.
  • We boost food safety in plastic packaging

    We have virtually held the "2nd Food Safety in plastic packaging" event again. The entire food industry value chain was once again present at this event: prestigious brands in the food sector; commercial distribution companies; container and packaging manufacturing companies; industry associations; technological institutes; environmental organizations and public bodies, among others.
  • We join Enerkem and Agbar to build a waste to chemicals plant in Tarragona

    We are joining the Ecoplanta project together with the technology leader Montreal-based firm Enerkem and Agbar, a global expert in water and waste management, to build a waste to chemicals plant in Tarragona, Spain.
  • We expand our range of advanced materials for 3D printing

    We launch two new products for additive manufacturing specially designed for applications with high mechanical performance. These advanced materials are based on Repsol's special polypropylene grades and have been reinforced with mineral fillers and fiberglass, respectively, improving their mechanical properties.
  • Repsol's Polyolefin Laboratory has been verified by the Volkswagen Group's internal standard

    We have successfully participated in the Round Robin 2020 for the VW 50180 standard for Volkswagen Group approved laboratories. This internal standard of the VW Group sets out their requirements to evaluate the odors and emissions from interior car parts.
  • Repsol to build Spain's first polyurethane foam recycling plant in Puertollano

    Repsol plans to build Spain's first chemical polyurethane foam recycling plant at its Puertollano Industrial Complex. It will be capable of processing over 2,000 metric tons of waste per year.
  • Committed to safety in the transport of palletized cargo

    We hold a virtual conference on transport safety aimed at the awarded contractors of the new logistics contract for the chemical products, lubricants, and specialties palletized cargo. The conference goal is to share the latest advances on logistics security and lessons learned, as well as the new aspects of the SQAS (Safety and Quality Assessment Systems) certificate.
  • New circular packaging solutions for the BIO dairy sector

    The Spanish multinational Repsol has reached an agreement with the leading international company in the field of rigid plastic packaging Jokey Group, and Spanish organic dairy company Cantero de Letur.
  • We achieve the highest certification for our automotive products

    We certified our automotive materials production centers under the IATF 16949:2016, the international standard for quality management systems in the automotive industry.
  • We sign new license agreement for our PO/SM and polyols technology in China

    We entered into a new technology licensing agreement to build in China a propylene oxide (PO) and styrene monomer (SM) co-production plant, as well as two polyol plants.
  • We boost sustainable circular resins in packaging together with Berry

    Following the previously announced alliances, this new alliance will allow us to supply Berry with ISCC Plus certified circular polyolefins. Our polypropylene will be aimed at applications with high hygiene and safety requirements such as food packaging and health.
  • Repsol and Tactotek will develop smart surfaces with polyolefins

    At the end of 2019, we made an equity investment in the Finnish startup TactoTek through our investment fund Repsol Corporate Venturing. At present, we are jointly developing the technology to manufacture smart surfaces with polyolefins, intended mainly for the automotive sector.
  • We develop a complete phthalate-free polypropylene range

    Our range of phthalate-free polypropylene (PP) has been progressively expanded following the announcement of our commitment, in November 2015, to eliminate phthalates from all our products. With this milestone, we have become one of the companies leading this change in the market.
  • We participate in ADDITIV digital World

    Following our participation at ADDITIV digital España, we are again present with a virtual stand at ADDITIV digital World, the largest virtual gathering of additive manufacturing companies globally.
  • Track & Trace now available for palletized merchandise

    First, we made the Track & Trace service available to our clients for real-time monitoring of bulk product shipments. As of this moment, this functionality is also available for shipments of palletized merchandise in our Chemicals Online portal.
  • We reach an agreement on the circular economy with ELIX Polymers

    Both companies will promote circular materials in high added value products in the automotive, health, household appliances, building, and construction sectors, among others.
  • We advance in our commitment to differentiation

    We have signed a technology license agreement that would allow us to build an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) plant. It is a highly differentiated material with high toughness, higher than steel, and high impact resistance.
  • We are the best-valued company in the “Best Polymer Producers Awards for Europe 2020”

    We are awarded for the fifth consecutive year in the awards granted by the European Plastics Converters association (EuPC). In this edition, we have received four of the ten available awards: the Best Producer Award for High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE), Polypropylene (PP) and the overarching award on Circularity covering all polymer types. We thank our clients for recognizing our client-centered and circular economy focused strategy.
  • Committed to the circular economy together with the Armando Alvarez Group

    We work jointly with the Armando Alvarez Group (AAG) to develop circular solutions, through mechanical recycling, for flexible packaging not intended for food contact.
  • Committed to polymers for the automotive industry

    Last June, a new reactor for one of the polypropylene plants arrived at our industrial complex in Tarragona. It is our second gas-phase reactor to manufacture high-impact resistance polypropylene for applications such as door panels, instrument panels, consoles, pillars, bumpers, technical parts, safety parts, batteries, etc. With this new investment, we further commit to the future of the automotive market at a difficult time for this sector.
  • We join forces with Acteco to boost the circular economy

    We will implement a project in partnership with with Acteco to increase the capacity for production of high quality recycled polyolefins at Acteco’s plant in Ibi, Alicante (Spain). The recycled product from this plant will be included in the Repsol Reciclex range, designed for high-value applications and those with high technical requirements.
  • We join SP Berner to develop circular polyolefins for the furniture sector

    We join forces with SP Berner to offer consumers a range of sustainable terrace furniture that incorporates 50% post-consumer recycled plastic, without customers perceiving changes in their properties and making them participants in a responsible and circular consumption.
  • Together with Recreus, we launch new materials for 3D printing

    This way, we advance in our commitment to innovation, the development of new materials for 3D printing that cover the primary needs of filament technology, for sectors such as the automotive, aerospace, toy, leisure, and sanitary.
  • We further digitalize to improve the service to our clients

    We launched our new Track & Trace service on our Chemicals Online portal, which allows our customers real-time tracking of their orders.
  • We obtain the ISCC Plus certification for all our petrochemical complexes

    After the certification of our industrial complex in Puertollano at the end of 2019, we have achieved another important milestone in our commitment to boost the circular economy of our materials by obtaining ISCC PLUS certification in all our polyolefin production centers and other circular petrochemicals products.
  • Awarded with the PRS Green Label

    PRS, the pallet return system, awards us with the PRS Green Label for advancements towards reducing our carbon footprint and our commitment to the circular use of resources.
  • We present our new developments for flexible packaging

    We shared our vision as a polyolefins manufacturer in the 12th international Multilayer Flexible Packaging conference. Our colleague José Manuel Bravo, Technical Service and Development Engineer for extrusion and polypropylene fibers, presented the innovative solutions we offer.
  • Our latest developments on circular economy at Expoquimia

    We participate in the round table ‘Chemicals, at the base of a sustainable future’ framed within the ‘Expoquimia Meetings: Challenges and future of the sector’ on the road activities. During her intervention, Manuela Borao presented our polyolefins with plastic recycled content, Repsol Reciclex®.
  • We open the path for certified circular polyolefins market

    We achieved yet another important milestone in our commitment to boost the circular economy. We are one of the pioneering companies worldwide in the production of certified circular polyolefins, which use plastic waste as raw material.

  • We launch new grades for healthcare applications at Compamed 2019

    We present our new grades for the Repsol Healthcare® range for pharmaceutical packaging and medical devices at Compamed 2019, from 18 to 21 November, in Düsseldorf.
  • We reach a strategic agreement to license EVA/EBA and LDPE production technology

    We have signed a collaboration agreement to license the high-pressure technology for the production of EVA/EBA copolymers (ethylene vinyl acetate /ethylene butyl acrylate) and low density polyethylene (LDPE) with the American engineering company Engineers & Constructors International (ECI), depository of the high-pressure technology originally developed and licensed by Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) through its UK subsidiary, Simon Carves Engineering, Ltd. (SC).
  • Our innovation and circular economy initiatives at K 2019

    We were present at K 2019, the plastic and rubber markets international fair, held from 16 to 23 October, in Dusseldorf. Via live talks delivered at our stand, we announced our latest news. Some of the topics introduced were related to the circular economy, 3D printing, weight lightening solutions for the automotive industry, food packaging, and healthcare.
  • We increase the circularity of our materials through a new grade of polypropylene

    We advance in our commitment to the European Commission’s “Circular Plastics Alliance” (CPA) with a new polypropylene grade that enables the incorporation of plastic recycling into non-woven fabrics, on a joint development with our client DNT Nonwoven Fabrics.
  • We start marketing our first polyolefins with post-consumer recycled material from our Reciclex project

    We promote the new circular economy of plastics with the production of a new range of polyolefins for bundle shrink film that incorporates plastic recycled material.
  • We are bestowed for the fourth consecutive year with the Best Polymer Producer for Europe Award

    On June 13, in Berlin, European Plastic Converters (EuPC), an association that brings together thousands of European plastic converters, awarded us Best LDPE Producer for Europe in 2019. The survey was carried out via secret vote from polymer customers throughout Europe.
  • We participate in the NAPA project, financed by: FEDER / Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities - State Research Agency / Project RTC-2017-6553-2, within the public call RETOS

    We participate in the NAPA project, within the call RETOS. This project aims to improve the food safety of food packaging, which is already safe in the present, in the next three years.
  • We strengthen our commitment to the circular economy of polyurethane

    For a long time, we have been developing different alternatives to solve the recycling of products manufactured with our materials. We have experience in chemical recycling, framed in our Zero Project, and in the Reciclex Project where it has been possible to materialize the mechanical recycling of polyolefins within our portfolio. And in the future, it could also incorporate recycled polyols from recycled resources.
  • We joined the latest plastic and automotive congress at Lille Douai

    The SFIP (Société Française des Ingénieurs des Plastiques) and the IMT Lille Douai (School of Engineering), in association with the GPA (Groupement Plastique Automobile), come together to organize a new edition of this biennial congress dedicated to the contribution of polymers to the automotive industry.
  • We join Styrenics Circular Solutions

    We join SCS because we believe that, due to polystyrene’s intrinsic properties, styrenics are perfectly suited to close the loop, allowing full recyclability. The work of SCS is instrumental in delivering on this potential, and our SCS membership is a natural progression of Repsol’s circularity strategy.
  • FEIQUE rewards us again thanks to our commitment to work safety

    The chemical industry, through the FEIQUE Safety Awards, recognizes us again for the compliance with the "zero accidents" quota. On this occasion, our Tarragona Industrial Complex received two awards.
  • Pioneers in the industrial use of products from plastics’ chemical recycling

    Our intent is to boost the new Circular Economy model by promoting a large amount of plastic waste, that currently goes to landfill, transforming it into new raw materials for our petrochemical processes.
  • We sponsor the second edition of Chemplast

    ChemPlast Expo is the industrial event that gathers the latest innovative solutions in materials, technologies, processes, and machinery for the chemical and plastics industries. Once again, we support this industry event as Event Partners, with the sponsorship of the LabTech Innovation Theatre, and through three presentations. Moreover, were finalists at the Chemplast Awards in one of the categories and were first-prize winners in another.
  • A leading authority in food safety

    We are the first polyolefins producer to obtain the FSCC 22000 food safety certification in all our industrial complexes. In January 2018, we already obtained this certification for all plastic polymers produced at our Tarragona industrial site. The first ever granted to a polyolefin production center worldwide, which was later followed by our Puertollano and Sines complexes in December 2018 and March 2019, respectively.
  • Repsol becomes a shareholder of the 3D-printing company, Recreus

    Repsol, through its strategic investment fund, has acquired 17% of the Spanish company Recreus, dedicated to the production and marketing of flexible and rigid thermoplastic filaments for 3D-printing. Recreus is one of the most important manufacturers in this market, thanks to its renowned brand of flexible filaments Filaflex.
  • We were back at the European Coating Show

    We showcased our products at the European Coating Show 2019 (ECS), the leading trade fair for adhesives, sealants and construction chemicals, held in Nuremberg.
  • Committed to the European Commission's initiative to promote recycled plastics

    We have joined the "Circular Plastics Alliance" (CPA), launched by the European Commission to increase the volume of recycled plastic in the EU market. This commitment supports Repsol's strategy to promote the transition towards a new economic model based on the circular economy. This commitment follows the "Pact for the Circular Economy" Repsol signed in 2017, together with the main Spanish economic and social agents.
  • Recognition for our contribution to the chemical industry in 2018

    We have received eight awards in 2018 for our initiatives and our efforts to provide solutions and improvements to our customers through differentiated products and services. Our thanks for these awards go out to both our customers and the industry itself.
  • ELIX Polymers awarded “Best Supplier of the Year in 2018”

    Last December, our client ELIX Polymers bestowed us with the "ELIX Polymers Outstanding Performance Award 2018". This award recognizes the impact of our collaboration as a supplier for ELIX Polymers to achieve their challenges and objectives for 2018.
  • New Styrene Monomer Safe Handling Guide 2018

    The Styrene Monomer Safe Handling Guide 2018 update has been published, as a result of several months collaborative work with the main styrene manufacturers and under the coordination of PlasticsEurope (the association that represents plastics manufacturers active in the European plastics industry, including styrene manufacturers and its derivatives).
  • Special recognition from FEIQUE at their CSR awards for the Spanish chemicals sector

    The Spanish Chemical Industry Business Federation (FEIQUE) has awarded our equality and work-life balance policies in their 2nd Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards. Through these awards, FEIQUE aims to recognize the commitment of chemical companies to the main strategic elements of CSR.
  • Our Eva P28Fuel project is awarded in the first edition of the 2018 Chemplast Awards

    Last November at Chemplast Expo, we were bestowed "Best research project for the industry due to its technological solution" for our project EVA P28FUEL at the ChemPlast Awards.
  • Our new initiatives to promote the circularity of polyurethane

    Customers, recognized experts, associations, and technological institutes specialized in the industry gathered at our headquarters and the Repsol Technology Lab research center for our "Circular Economy Business Conferences."
  • Repsol awarded at the Data Sciences Awards

    We have been awarded “Best Big Data Business Initiative in Spain 2018” for our project "Analytics Polyolefins" at the Data Science Awards, sponsored by Telefónica and Google Cloud. The project, framed within the Company’s digitalization plan, has been developed at our Puertollano industrial facility and involves new implementation models based on advanced analytics.
  • Showcasing the new additions to our Repsol Healthcare® portfolio at Compamed 2018

    We’ve made our debut at Compamed, the trade show for suppliers and manufacturers of medical technologies, with a showcase of our latest PP grades: among them, our first PP grade for gamma radiation sterilization.
  • We sign an agreement to improve LDPE film circularity

    In order to increase the quantity of polyolefins that incorporate post-consumer recycled material in their composition, we have signed a new collaboration agreement with Saica Natur to maximize the use of low density polyethylene (LDPE) film waste. We intend to combine our knowledge and skills to achieve new polyolefins that ensure quality consistency for applications with low recycling penetration rates.
  • We are partners in Chemplast 2018

    ChemPlast 2018 is the industrial event that gathers the latest innovative solutions in materials, technologies, processes and machinery for the chemical and plastics industries. It is held from November 6 to 8 at the Ifema fairgrounds in Madrid, and we support this first edition being Event partners, with our stand (E504) and sponsoring the Labtech Innovation Theather.
  • We attend the CPhI Worldwide event

    The CPhI Worldwide takes place in Madrid at the IFEMA fairgrounds from 9 to 11 October, where the most important professionals from the pharmaceutical sector attend, as it is the largest fair in the world for this segment.
  • Our industrial complexes in Puertollano and Tarragona receive the Safety plus 2017 award from FEIQUE

    We have received this award in our industrial complexes in Puertollano and Tarragona, as they are industrial complexes with more than 300 workers who obtained a “zero” frequency index during the year 2017.
  • We develop a new grade of polypropylene for the production of deep-freeze food packaging

    We have developed the new polypropylene grade Repsol Isplen PB154M1F designed for cast film applications targeted for the production of deep-freeze food packaging.
  • We were present with our extensive portfolio of polyether polyols at UTECH, the show dedicated to the polyurethane industry

    The show, held in Maastricht, brought a high level and relevant audience. It is the leading international event for the global polyurethanes industry, and as such had a conference offered by Olivier Lemoine.
  • We reinforce our commitment with the development of biodegradable polyolefns of fossil origin

    We further our agreement with PEP Licensing Limited to use their enzymatc technology for the development of two ranges of biodegradable polyolefns of fossil origin; one will biodegrade in soil conditions and the other will be compostable, depending on the requirements of the final application.
  • We tailor the properties of PP compounds through the new range Repsol ImpactO® in order to meet the changing requirements for automotive interior applications

    The requirements for vehicles interior applications, such as weight reduction and recycling at the end of vehicles useful life, are increasing.
  • We have been elected as the best European polypropylene producer 2018

    The election was carried out by secret ballot among the European plastic converters. This is an initiative of EuPC, the European association that groups thousands of plastic processing companies.
  • We are committed to the re-use of automotive plastics

    Our priority lies in fostering a circular economy and the efficient use of plastic materials as a way to improve our products' end-of-life management. To this end, we signed a collaboration agreement with two partners from the automotive industry. The aim is to manage waste as well as recover polymers that have reached the end of their useful life.
  • We showcase our new developments for cables in the trade fair Wire 2018

    Our presence at the leading trade fair in the cable industry confrms once again our commitment to innovaton. This year we will present improvements in our medium voltage insulaton grades.
  • We are committed to the circular economy of plastics

    We believe in innovation to increase the circularity and efficient use of plastic materials in order to improve our products end of life management.
  • Repsol appoints Foster for the distribution of its Repsol Healthcare® range in the USA

    Foster has been the distributor chosen to initiate the introduction of this range in the North American market.
  • Our plastics at the forefront of food safety

    We obtain the FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification for all our polyolefins produced at our Tarragona site. We have shared this achievement with the entire value chain on food safety in packaging that was held at our headquarters on February 19.
  • We are proud to announce the first production of a new polypropylene for the automotive segment

    We expand our polypropylene portfolio with high impact copolymers (TPOs). This new range, intended for the automotive and the technical parts market, will be marketed under the Repsol ImpactO® brand.
  • We introduce our new phthalate free polypropylene grades

    Proving our commitment to food safety, as of November, all polypropylene manufactured in our Tarragona petrochemical site will be phthalate free
  • We further our commitment to the film industry with the expansion of Repsol Resistex® metallocene range

    We have expanded our Repsol Resistex® range up to five grades. The plant started up in 2016 is operating at full capacity.

  • We designate specialized distributors for our new Repsol Healthcare® range

    Arcoplex, Quimidroga, Velox and Snetor have been selected as local distribution partners for Repsol Healthcare® range, complementing our sales team, dedicated to direct customers worldwide.
  • We are bestowed with the Best HDPE Producer in Europe Award for the second consecutive year

    On June 1 at the annual EuPC meeting (European Plastics Converters), we were awarded as the Best Producer of High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) in Europe for the two second time.
  • We participate in the European Coatings Show 2017

    Our presence in the world-leading exhibition of paints and adhesives reinforce our commitment to this market, where we offer a wide range of products.
  • Repsol will be present in the International Congress PIFS IMT-Douai Lille GPA

    Repsol will be present during the 31st of May and the 1st of June in the International Congress PIFS IMT-Douai Lille GPA “Polymeric materials and the transport industry: a key contribution to mobility and weight saving”
  • We will present our new range of TPO grades at the Spanish Plastics Center

    Repsol will present during the technical conferences organized by Centro Español de Plasticos, its new range of TPO (Thermoplastic olefins), an excellent solution for the manufacture of Auto Interior components as well as for TPO Compounding.
  • We develop a new polymeric polyol grade for the comfort market

    This new grade grade presents values of free Styrene, lower than 5 ppm and a very low total organic volatile content
  • Repsol's poyolefins enter the healthcare market

    We launch a new Repsol Healthcare® portfolio adding the “Guarantee, Commitment and Service component” to our products which is the key to supplying to the health market.
  • We set a new standard for EVA and EBA

    We have announced our new product ranges to be marketed under the Repsol Primeva® and Repsol Ebantix® brands at an event at our Technology Centre in Mostoles.
  • Repsol named petrochemicals company of the year by Petroleum Economist

    Repsol was named Petrochemicals Company of the Year by a panel of expert judges from Petroleum Economist, a prestigious energy industry publication.
  • Repsol double winner at the best polymer producers awards for Europe 2016

    The Awards are the result of an online customers’ survey launched by the Polymers for Europe Alliance. The survey received ratings from polymer users all over Europe, rating their suppliers’ performance on: Quality, Regulatory Compliance, Delivery performance, Communication and Innovation. Hence, it is a great honour for Repsol to receive such public recognition from its clients.
  • Repsol starts producing its new metallocene polyethylene range

    After becoming the first license of Chevron Phillips Chemical’s proprietary technology for production of metallocene-based polyethylene resins, Repsol has implemented this innovative technology at its plant in Tarragona, Spain.
  • New Repsol range for cable insultation

    As a result of the time and effort dedicated by Repsol’s scientists and researchers at Repsol’s Technology Centre to develop this technique, the company now has a new facility at its Puertollano petrochemical complex for the production of silane crosslinkable polyethylene grades.
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