POLYSTYRENELOOP

With our innovative recycling process we aim to set up an
industrial scale recycling scheme for HBCD containing PS foams.

POLYSTYRENELOOP

With our innovative recycling process we aim to set up an
industrial scale recycling scheme for HBCD containing PS foams.

PolyStyreneLoop wins the prestigious Blue Tulip Award

And the winner is… We are proud to announce that PolyStyreneLoop won the Blue Tulip Award 2020 in the climate category! The Blue Tulip Award identifies the most promising startups and innovations in the Netherlands across 8 categories. The competition in the climate category was fierce (which is good news, since it shows there are many great…

Newsletter “In the loop” May-June

In January 2020, the actual building of the demoplant has started. We will keep you informed on the progress and share other interesting news via our quarterly newsletter. Follow the link after opening this post.   The PS Loop Newsletter May 2020  

Newsletter “In the loop” April

In January 2020, the actual building of the demoplant has started. We will keep you informed on the progress and share other interesting news via our quarterly newsletter. Follow the link after opening this post.   The PS Loop Newsletter April 2020  

progress of construction of the plant

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY

The Circular Economy concept aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times.

The PolyStyreneLoop recycling project

Circular economy is a continuous cycle that preserves and enhances natural capital, optimises resource yields and minimises system risks.

FACILITIES

The demonstration plant is intended be built in Terneuzen next to the ICL-IP facilities, and will work with a physical polymer dissolution process using the CreaSolv® Technology. The removed HBCD will be destructed in the bromine recovery unit at ICL-IP Terneuzen (see BRU photo facilities) and converted back into bromine. Financial funding is secured, and a land plot is purchased. Permits for application and engineering is in progress aiming towards scheduled startup of the demonstration plant beginning 2020. The initial annual capacity is 3000 tonnes of PS foam waste.

TECHNOLOGY

One of the key options for dealing with the growing volumes of end of life construction PS foam waste streams in the decades to come is the closed-loop recycling of PS foam waste. The PolyStyreneLoop project has been assessing the economic feasibility of such a process.

A physical separation by dissolution

Expanded plastics like polystyrene will be collected, cleaned and compacted at or nearby their place of origin, thus achieving a optimal freight density: a transport cost reduction compared to other current collection systems.