an innovative purification process to recycle polystyrene foam demolition waste containing HBCD
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.
The PS Loop plant is located in Terneuzen, the Netherlands. The physical recycling process currently allows Terneuzen to recycle 3,000 tons of HBCD-containing material in 2024. The HBCD is removed in a solvent-based purification process. It is then treated the bromine recovery unit, owned and run by our partner ICL. The maximum expansion stage is 8,000 tons per year. This reduces CO₂ emissions by up to 50 percent and protects the environment and climate.
A Solvent-based Purification process