Agilyx and AmSty continue to revolutionize the recycling industry

Agilyx and AmSty continue to revolutionize the recycling industry

April 16, 2019
Press Release: Agilyx

A new development in the USA reportedly marks the first time a plastics producer has successfully produced high-purity ASTM styrene from polystyrene waste

Agilyx, a specialist in chemical recycling of post-use recoverable plastics, has announced that it has sent its first commercial truckload of recycled styrene monomer to Americas Styrenics LLC (AmSty), a leading integrated producer of polystyrene and styrene monomer.

Both Agilyx and AmSty, who signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture in November 2018, had also announced an offtake agreement to process recycled styrene monomer produced at Agilyx’s Tigard, Oregon, facility in AmSty’s St. James, Louisiana styrene plant.

“After many months of collaborating with AmSty on various commissioning efforts, this shipment is a major milestone for the advancement of the circular economy,” said Joe Vaillancourt, Agilyx’s CEO. “Our partnership with AmSty is a great example of how we can come together to help change the waste and recycling industry to dramatically improve the recyclability of plastics, particularly polystyrene, with a favorable environmental profile. This is the start of a long-term relationship with AmSty.”

AmSty continues to improve this recycling process, solidifying the place of polystyrene as a major component of the future circular economy. “We are excited about this milestone and proud of our work with Agilyx on this world-changing innovation in recycling,” added Jon Timbers, director of Innovation and Sustainability at AmSty.

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