We succeeded!

On June 16th, we will celebrate the Grand Opening of the PS Loop plant

Operation PS Loop B.V.

JUNE 12, 2023 UNIQUE RECYCLING SOLUTION FOR EPS INSULATION MATERIALS LAUNCHED The first industrial plant for recycling EPS insulation materials goes into regular operation this summer: the innovative CreaSolv® Technology enables PSLoop to recycle HBCD-containing polystyrene foams on an industrial scale and testifies to the industry’s great innovative strength. After the German EPS Converters (GEC)…

(RE)Launch PS Loop B.V.

JUNE 22, 2022 Restart of the Polystyrene Loop initiative – the closed loop recycling of EPS insulation materials The demonstration plant for the industrial recycling of EPS insulation materials from demolition and refurbishment work is reopened exactly one year after it was put into operation for the first time. A consortium of German companies has…

Bankruptcy Polystyrene Loop B.V.

Terneuzen (NL), March 8th 2022 Unfortunately, Polystyrene Loop B.V. fell into bankruptcy on March 8th, 2022. The Polystyrene Loop cooperative was a combined EPS and Brominated Flame retardant industry effort to build and operate a novel demonstration plant aiming to recycle deconstruction EPS waste with destruction of the flame retardant HBCD, and subsequent recovery of…


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.