Progress December 2020
WHO IS PARTICIPATING
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.
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.
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)