Furthermore, Polystyvert has developed a thorough purification technology for polystyrene. This purified polystyrene can be re-introduced into a polymerization reactor to regenerate expanded polystyrene (EPS) and high-impact polystyrene (HIPS). These final products have the same mechanical properties as its virgin counterparts; however they incorporate a substantive amount of recycled material.
Thanks to these recycling or regeneration technologies, Polystyvert has created a circular economy for polystyrene, with a major impact on environmental protection.
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Created in 2011, this young company has received valuable support from key partners. Early on, government partners such as Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and Technoclimat, recognized Polystyvert’s ability to have a major impact on environmental protection due to its capacity to reduce GHG emissions. Private partners, such as Cycle Capital Management and Anges Québec, also saw Polystyert’s strong potential to implement an economic model with sustainable growth.
Polystyvert actively contributes to reducing polystyrene from being sent to landfill. In fact, a large quantity of polystyrene is not recycled because of contaminants (labels, food waste, industrial residue, etc.), however our innovative technology is able to treat such contamination. Additionally, by generating recycled polystyrene, this lessens stimulation of the oil industry. Recycled polystyrene can replace the same quantity of virgin material that would have to be made from fossil fuels, and thus prevent additional fossil fuels from being extracted.
Polystyvert intends to deploy its technology across the globe and foster the adoption of our solution through user licences, with a large range of partners.