Polystyreneloop

Polystyrene Loop is a cooperative with members and supporters from the entire PS foam value chain

Polystyreneloop

an innovative purification process to recycle polystyrene foam demolition waste containing additives

Newsletter “In the loop” December 2021

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Separating bitumen from EPS

  Together with Kingspan Unidek and Renewi, PSLoop investigates the possibility of separating bitumen from EPS for further recycling. The results of the first pilot are very promising.    

VERAS pilot EPS demolition waste

Together with VERAS – the Dutch demolition association – pilot projects took place to further promote the recycling of EPS and evaluate their success. The projects showed that while more efforts are required for the separate collection, this is technically feasible and collection points are available to further treat the EPS.

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY

In a Circular Economy we want to keep resources in use for as long as possible and recover them at the end of their service life to be re-used as raw material for new products.

The PolyStyreneLoop recycling project

PolyStyreneLoop contributes to the Circular Economy by recycling polystyrene (PS) foam demolition waste containing HBCD.

FACILITIES

PolyStyreneLoop is located in Terneuzen, the Netherlands. The plant has a capacity to recycle 3,300 tons per year of PS-foam demolition waste containing HBCD. The plant will produce approximately 3,000 tons of Loop-PS recyclate to be used for the production of new insulation material. The HBCD removed during the Solvent-based Purification process is treated by the Bromine Recovery Unit (BRU) of our partner and member ICL. In the BRU, the bromine is recovered and HBCD safely destroyed. The BRU is located next to the PolyStyreneLoop plant.

TECHNOLOGY

A Solvent-based Purification process

The CreaSolv® Process on which PolyStyreneLoop is based, is a Solvent-based Purification (extraction) allowing the separation of polymers from legislated additives. In the PolyStyreneLoop plant the CreaSolv® Technology separates PS-foam demolition waste from the banned flame-retardant HBCD. (CreaSolv® is a registered trademark of CreaCycle GmbH)