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The Woodlands, Texas – July 2, 2019 – AmSty, a major polystyrene producer, has developed a high-efficiency foam grade resin that allows foam density and part weight to be reduced by 10-15%. The reduced density also increases foam extrusion line rates by 10-15%, according to company spokesman Gary Welsh, Senior Technical Service & Development Leader. “The lighter density of this PolyRenew® resin will help manufacturers reduce energy usage and produce fewer greenhouse gasses,” says Welsh. Everyday items like carryout food containers, meat trays, and school lunch trays can use less material than before with no loss in performance.
The Woodlands, Texas – June 21, 2019 – AmSty, together with industry partners, has sponsored a 60-day recycling demonstration project managed by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) known as the Pacific Northwest Secondary Sorting Demonstration Project. The exercise involves installing a portable secondary sorting system where selected materials from four regional materials recovery facilities (MRFs) will be further sorted.
The Woodlands, Texas– May 16, 2019 – Forbes featured Regenyx in a story about the new wave of recycling for polystyrene plastics. You can read the full story here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffkart/2019/05/15/regenyx-process-recycles-throw-away-polystyrene/#27d906c25b06
The Woodlands, Texas and Tigard, Oregon – April 30, 2019 – AmSty and Agilyx announce they have formed a joint venture, Regenyx LLC, dedicated to fully recycling post-consumer polystyrene materials back to new polystyrene products. Regenyx will utilize Agilyx’s chemical recycling process to convert used polystyrene products back to their original liquid form, styrene monomer. AmSty can then take that styrene monomer and work with its supply chain partners to make new polystyrene products with a favorable environmental profile without any degradation of quality or value. This form of circular recycling is known as the PolyUsable™ process.
The Woodlands, Texas– April 10, 2019 – In keeping with its plan to develop a long-term sustainable model for plastics recycling, AmSty, a leading U.S. based producer of polystyrene, is taking a big step. The company is now using recycled polystyrene, known as recycled styrene monomer (RSM), converted from solid polystyrene products by Agilyx, as feedstock for its world-scale styrene production facility in St. James, Louisiana.
The Woodlands, Texas– April 3, 2019 – CBS debuted a story on Agilyx and PolyUsable, calling checmical recycling "a game-changer" on its national morning show, CBS This Morning today. Watch the story below on CBS:
The Woodlands, Texas– March 19, 2019 – An important milestone has been reached to fulfill the previous offtake agreement signed by AmSty and Agilyx. The first commercial truckload of recycled styrene monomer (RSM) was sent to the AmSty facility in St. James, Louisiana.
The Woodlands, Texas – January 7, 2019 – In an article published recently in the Houston Chronicle, author discusses the present challenges of the recycling market and future promise of chemical recycling. "One particularly promising alternative [to traditinal recycling] is chemical recycling. This turns plastic back into into its building-block molecules, which can be recombined into new plastics without degrading properties as melting does," she wrote. "The Woodlands company AmSty... is working with Agilyx, an Oregon firm that converts used polystyrene into a liquid form that can be used to make fresh polystyrene products." The full article can be found here. More information about the AmSty Joint Venture with Agilyx can be found here.
The Woodlands, Texas – December 4, 2018 – AmSty and Agilyx recently announced the signing of a Letter of Intent to form a joint venture that will assume operations of Agilyx’s first-in-kind polystyrene recycling facility in Tigard, Oregon. Today it was also announced that Agilyx has been recognized as Market Developer of the Year by WasteDive for its work in polystyrene pyrolysis recycling.
The Woodlands, Texas– November 8, 2018 – AmSty and Agilyx have signed a Letter of Intent to form a joint venture that will assume operations of Agilyx’s first-in-kind polystyrene recycling facility in Tigard, Oregon. The process converts used polystyrene products back into their original liquid form, styrene monomer. Fresh polystyrene products can then be made without degrading quality or value. This form of circular recycling is known as the PolyUsable™ process.