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News and Media

At Americas Styrenics, we pride ourselves on product innnovation and we value environmental stewardship, corporate responsibility and community involvement. We invite you to browse the latest AmSty news and events.

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AmSty Announces Polystyrene Price Increase Effective December 1, 2017

The Woodlands, Texas – November 15, 2017 – AmSty announces an increase in the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene produced by the Company of $0.06/lb., effective December 1, 2017.  This price supersedes all other previously announced price changes.

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Agilyx Corporation Expands Foam Polystyrene Recycling Capabilities With AmSty-Funded Grant

The Woodlands, Texas – November 2, 2017The Foam Recycling Coalition ("FRC") continues to see results from its grant program. AmSty is an underwriter of the program which seeks to fund infrastructure improvements for polystyrene foam recycling. Agilyx, a company that convers polystyrene waste back into styrene monomer, has just been awarded a grant for much needed equipment. AmSty continues to invest in this technology and has signed an off-take agreement with Agilyx. Read below for the full story from FRC...

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AmSty Announces Polystyrene Price Increase Effective November 1, 2017

The Woodlands, Texas – October 26, 2017 – AmSty announces an increase in the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene produced by the Company of $0.02/lb., effective November 1, 2017.  This price supersedes all other previously announced price changes.

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Hurricane Harvey's Effects on Commodity Resins

The Woodlands, Texas – October 26, 2017 – Plastics News has published an article to shed light on the affects of Hurricane Harvey on commodity resin markets.

A link to the full article, courtesy of Plastics News, is below.

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Madison County, New York Expands Foam Polystyrene Recycling Program

The Woodlands, Texas – October 4, 2017The Foam Recycling Coalition ("FRC") – a group of plastics industry suppliers, converters and companies who use foodservice packaging – continues to see results from its grant program. AmSty is an underwriter of the program which seeks to fund infrastructure improvements for polystyrene foam recycling. The latest success story comes from grant recipients in Madison County, New York. Read below for the full story from FRC...

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AmSty Signs Off-Take Agreement with Agilyx

The Woodlands, Texas – August 10, 2017 – AmSty has signed an agreement with Agilyx to receive material produced at its waste-to-styrene pyrolysis facility in Tirid, Oregon.  AmSty will deliver the material to its Styrene Monomer plant in St. James, Louisiana.

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San Diego City Council Adds Polystyrene Foam to Curbside Recycling

The Woodlands, Texas – June 21, 2017 – The San Diego City Council approved a measure yesterday adding polystyrene foam to its existing curbside recycling program. Curbside pickup programs are integral to the success of municipal recycling efforts. AmSty would like to congratulate San Diego on their decision! 

The full press release is available by clicking here.

The announcement comes just a few months after the City of Redding, California received, an FRC grant to begin its foam recycling efforts. (UPDATE 7/24: The city of Redding's program is now operational).

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PhD Article Shows Polystyrene Still Safe for Foodservice

The Woodlands, Texas – May 25, 2017 – An article published yesterday by Dr. George Cruzan, Capitol Weekly, underscored the well-established safe record of polystyrene use in foodservice applications. In the article, Cruzan explains how his research as a toxocoligist for 40 years shows conclusively that "polystyrene polymer is safe." The full article can be found here: http://capitolweekly.net/polystyrene/

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AmSty Receives Third Consecutive CSX Chemical Safety Excellence Award

The Woodlands, Texas – April 10, 2017 – Railroad transportation services company CSX has awarded AmSty a Chemical Safety Excellence award for the third year in a row, recognizing the company for its commitment to safe transportation of hazardous chemicals by rail. 

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AmSty Resumes Full Styrene Production

The Woodlands, Texas – April 5, 2017 – AmSty announced that full styrene production has resumed at its St. James, LA, facility.

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