The new year is a special one at AmSty. In 2023, we're celebrating 15 years as a leading producer of polystyrene and styrene monomer, versatile products that enhance our lives – from food packaging, medical supplies and bike helmets that keep us safe – to refrigerators and insulation that keep us comfortable. What a tremendous accomplishment.
We're also celebrating our track record of sustainability leadership. Amsty charted an early path as a pioneer in the recycling of polystyrene and continues today to advance new technologies and partnerships to protect the environment.
I am extremely proud of what this company has accomplished – the dedicated and talented employees responsible for our success, the customers throughout the Americas that we're honored to serve and the sustainable innovations making our Earth a better place to live.
AmSty was launched in May 2008, formed through a joint venture between Chevron Phillips Chemical Company (CPChem) and The Dow Chemical Company (Dow). Dow ownership was transferred to Trinseo (formerly Styron) in 2010. Many employees from the original parent companies are still with us today – which is a testament to our mission, vision, values and company culture.
Since our formation, we've seen many significant milestones along the way. Among them:
We capped off 2022 announcing a commitment with Encina, an innovator in circular materials, to purchase circular feedstocks from Encina's new advanced recycling facility in Pennsylvania when it comes online in 2025 and repurposes municipal plastic waste into new products. We'll purchase more to provide to our customers as Encina builds more recycling facilities across the U.S.
It has been an impressive 15-year journey. With a vision to empower circular recycling through innovation, collaboration and accountability, we will continue to live out our overarching mission: creating sustainable material that makes our lives and planet better. Our values will guide every decision. They include integrity and respect, and an unwavering commitment to safety, environmental responsibility and our employees.
I'm humbled to be at the helm as we look forward to the many milestones to come – living out our focus on these sustainability beliefs:
So many have played a part in our past success, and I couldn't be more excited for the future as we celebrate each year of progress. We will continue to innovate and fulfill our unwavering commitment to safety, our employees, environmental leadership, and sustainable solutions for our customers.
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