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2019.09.16 PSLoop Circular Economy in ActionOn September 13, 2019 the PolyStyreneLoop project was presented at the Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2019 in Graz, Austria. The CreaSolv® Technology recycles polystyrene insulation foam from construction and impurities like cement or other residues, as well as the imbedded flame retardant hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) are safely removed. The HBCD is destroyed, while the valuable bromine component and polystyrene are recovered. Today HBCD is considered a pollutant and millions of tons of PS foam waste can no longer be regularly recycled. The CreaSolv® Process is based on a Solvent-based Purification and works like a washing machine on a molecular level. It has already been described in the Technical Guidelines of the Basel Convention as a preferred way to treat PS foam waste with HBCD.

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