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.

Vacancy

Do you have what it takes to become Operations Manager (Dutch speaking) for the PolyStyrene Loop plant in Terneuzen? Click on this post to find the vacancy and apply until 15 November 2020  

Newsletter “In the loop” October 2020

Considerable progress at the site in Terneuzen, the building is really taking shape! Check out our newsletter by following the link after opening this post.   The PS Loop Newsletter October 2020  

The CreaSolv® Process Animation

Easy to follow explanation of the process!    

9 months of construction

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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.