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05/02/2019 News

Total Brings FOLIA to Market

Total Folia technology


Total Lubrifiants, a leading player in the global lubricants market, announces the launch of  FOLIA, a revolutionary development in the field of metalworking. FOLIA is a biosourced, water-based fluid free of mineral oils and emulsifiers. Offering outstanding cooling and lubricating properties, it provides users a unique solution for a variety of machining operations.

FOLIA delivers substantial productivity gains, longer tool life and lower operating costs and can also reduce the number of processing steps. FOLIA’s excellent cooling power and lubricity extend the tool lifetime and allow operators to manufacture more parts at a higher rate, reducing tooling costs which are a significant expense.

Total is committed to supplying energy that is affordable, reliable, clean and meets the highest safety & environmental standards. It is proud to offer a tangible solution to the challenges faced by the metalworking industry. Additionally, FOLIA addresses three important focus areas: Health, Safety and Environment.

Health Benefits: Odor-free, No fumes due to high cooling power, Kinder to skin at direct contact, less hazardous components.

Safety Benefits: Smaller inventory due to fewer stock-keeping units, non-slippery floors, cleaner operations and workspace.

Environmental Benefits: Long fluid lifetime, safer for the environment, regular waste treatment methods, biosourced raw materials.

Total continues to differentiate itself from competitors through listening to their customers’ needs by making working conditions safer and cleaner with FOLIA with higher performance.

Peter Allen, metalworking technical sales manager at Total Industrial Lubricants, said: “We are excited to bring this game-changing product, which provides outstanding performance and better results than any conventional lubricant, to the UK metalworking industry.

“Based on renewable raw materials in the form of a biopolymer, and free from oils and solvents of any kind, FOLIA offers extraordinary performance and versatility coupled with industry-leading health, safety and environmental benefits.”


About Total UK Limited

Total UK Limited is the UK Marketing & Services operation for the Total Group. The division manufactures and sells lubricants, bitumen products and petroleum-based solvents into the transport, building and manufacturing sectors.

Total UK is also one of the country’s leading suppliers of aviation fuels, supplying London’s Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports, as well as many smaller airfields around the country. 


About Total Lubrifiants

Total Lubrifiants is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of engine oils and lubricants. It has 41 production plants worldwide and more than 5,800 employees in 150 countries. Total Lubrifiants offers innovative, efficient and environmentally responsible products and services developed by more than 130 researchers at its R&D center. Total Lubrifiants is a partner of choice for the automotive, industrial and marine markets.


About the Marketing & Services division of Total

The Marketing & Services division of Total develops and markets products primarily derived from crude oil, along with all of the associated services. Its 31,000 employees are present in 109 countries and its products and services offers are sold in 150 countries. Every day, Total Marketing & Services serves more than 8 million customers in its network of over 14,000 service stations in 62 countries. As the world’s fourth largest distributor of lubricants and the leading distributor of petroleum products in Africa, Total Marketing & Services operates 50 production sites worldwide where it manufactures the lubricants, bitumen, additives, special fuels and fluids that sustain its growth.


About Total

Total is a major energy player, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major.


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Total UK Limited contacts

Media Relations: Lisa McGauley 0113 2200 725 / 07592 120 897, email [email protected].


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