TERNEUZEN, Netherlands

News I 12 Jul, 2021

EPC Engineering & Technologies GmbH proudly attended the Grand Opening of Polystyrene Loop demonstration plant in Terneuzen, Netherlands yesterday (16th June 2021).

The EPS (expanded polystyrene) recycling plant is the first plant capable of removing HBCD flame retardants from EPS waste such as construction waste. The technology ‘closes the loop’ by enabling the recycled PS and the recovered HBCD to be returned into their respective product life cycles.

Mr. Michael Streng, Karol Kerrane and Joerg Hamann travelled from Germany to Terneuzen to join the team of EPC Engineers already on site preparing for the plant start-up.

The technology has been developed by Fraunhofer IVV in cooperation with CreaCycle GmbH and supported by EPC Engineering & Technologies GmbH.

Mr Karol Kerrane commented ‘Not only is this Demo Plant used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the innovative technology, it is also a great demonstration of international collaboration and cooperation coming together to achieve Worlds’ Best Practice. Congratulations to everyone involved in this great achievement. EPC looks forward to the ongoing scale-up of this technology to a commercial capacity and thereby assisting investors in making significant contributions to the closing the loop and achieving a circular economy’.

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