Even polystyrene has found a technically and economically advantageous solution for its recycling. Through the technology of dissolution and separation of pollutants it is possible to recreate a clean and efficient raw material to reproduce polystyrene again. this is the result of the collaboration between Ineos Styrolution and Polystyvert.
INEOS Styrolution and Polystyvert establish a joint development agreement aimed at promoting a circular economy for polystyrene
An advanced and patented patented recycling technology offers a unique approach to obtaining high quality recycled polystyrene.
INEOS Styrolution, global leader in styrene, and Polystyvert, innovative leader in dissolving technology, are collaborating to convert polystyrene post-consumer plastic into a new resin of high quality polystyrene (PS) raw material.
Polystyvert uses patented dissolution technology to transform polystyrene waste into high quality recycled polystyrene.
The method of dissolving the products to be recycled takes the plastic waste in its solid form and decomposes it with a solvent. Once dissolved, the process can mechanically and chemically separate contaminants and additives, before finally separating the original polymer from the solvent.
The final product is then a clean polymer that can be used again as a new raw material resin.
Polystyvert purification technology offers the possibility to treat all types of raw materials, from industrial waste to post-consumer flows. The technology can eliminate a wide range of difficult-to-remove contaminants such as pigments and brominated flame retardants.
The recycled polystyrene granules can then be used to produce various categories of polystyrene products, including food applications.
INEOS Styrolution has strong sustainability objectives to improve and increase the recovery of post-consumer polystyrene waste.
This joint development agreement strengthens the commitment to work on the most advanced recycling technologies. "The purification capability of Polystyvert's technology is unique," says Ricardo Cuetos, Vice President, INEOS Styrolution Americas, Standard Products.
Cuetos continues: "The high quality of the final recycled polystyrene resin is essential to achieve a truly circular economy in key markets such as food service packaging ".
Solenne Brouard, CEO of Polystyvert, says: "Dissolution is an efficient low-energy technology that offers an effective solution for recycling polystyrene in a closed loop" .
Using this method, “recycled polystyrene is produced at a competitive price. This is how the strength of a circular economy is expressed ".
Ms. Brouard continues: "We are delighted to be working with INEOS Styrolution to create a truly circular economy for polystyrene. Our common goal is to recycle as much polystyrene possible and a partnership as such will make a difference. "
Founded in 2011, Polystyvert is a clean technology startup that has developed an innovative, low carbon process to recycle polystyrene based on dissolution technology.
By creating a short circuit for recycling polystyrene, the strength of its technology lies in its versatility and thorough purification capabilities.
Effective on all types of polystyrene, Polystyvert's technology includes a purification process that removes all contaminants. The result, a high purity recycled raw material that can be reused for recycled polystyrene products, including food applications.
Based in Montreal, Canada, Polystyvert distributes its technology around the world to give everyone access to sustainable polystyrene and opens the door to a wider market for recycling technologies.
Automatic translation. We apologize for any inaccuracies. Original article in Italian.