Wednesday, September 7, 2016

HBCD-containing polystyrene insulation foams and end-of-life treatment

Anyone who has worked in construction or demolition knows all about HBCD-containing polystyrene insulation foams. They offered great insulation for housing while remaining highly durable and flame retardent. But the European Union has classified HBCD (Hexabromocyclododecane) as a Persistent Organic Pollutant as stated by the UNEP Stockholm Convention. It is also subject to authorisation under REACH.

With that in mind, the NFDC has produced a case study document on the end-of-life treatment for HBCD-containing polystyrene foams.

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