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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 Decrease Effective April 1, 2020

The Woodlands, Texas – March 26, 2020 – AmSty announces a decrease in the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene produced by the Company of $0.07/lb., effective April 1, 2020.  This price supersedes all other previously announced price changes.

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AmSty Announces Interim CEO

The Woodlands, Texas – March 11, 2020 – Dr. Randy Pogue has been named CEO of AmSty, effective April 2, as Brad Crocker is stepping down from the role.  Dr. Pogue will serve on an interim basis while a search is conducted for CEO candidates over the coming months, of which Dr. Pogue and other internal candidates will also be considered.  “We are grateful to Brad for his service over the past eight years, during which time AmSty has transformed as an industry leader,” said Jim Becker, Chairman of AmSty’s Board of Directors.  “We look forward to AmSty’s continued leadership in the styrenics industry, which includes a core focus on new innovations in sustainability.”

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Recycling Today Features Gary Welsh, Senior TS&D Leader

The Woodlands, Texas – March 10, 2020 –  Recycling Today published an interview with AmSty Senior Technical Service and Development Leader Gary Welsh discussing the role of personal responsibility in the sustainability discussion. 


Read the full article here: https://www.recyclingtoday.com/article/plastics-trailblazers-gary-welsh/

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

The Woodlands, Texas – (Last Updated Monday, April 6, 2020 at 11:05 a.m.) – AmSty continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation worldwide and has been proactively planning for the potential of disruptions that may affect the normal way of doing business.  Fortunately, the company has not experienced any significant impacts to its customers or supply chain due to the Coronavirus at this time. 

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4 Million Gain Access to Foam Recycling with FPI Grant

The Woodlands, Texas – November 21, 2019 – Throughout the years, AmSty has published information about its involvement with a grant program by The Foam Recycling Coalition ("FRC") – A group of plastics industry suppliers, converters and companies who use foodservice packaging.  AmSty is an underwriter of the program which seeks to fund infrastructure improvements for polystyrene foam recycling.  We are proud to report that the latest data shows our program has helped bring foam recycling to more than 4 million people.

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The Circular Economy - Regenyx Leads the Way for Chemical Recycling in Polystyrene

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The Woodlands, Texas– October 1, 2019 – Plastics News has publisehd an article showcasing the work of AmSty and its partner company Agilyx, along with other industry leaders, who are working towards a circular economy in plastics recycling. 

Rob Benedict, the author's article says, "Petrochemical manufacturers are commonly known as creators of the building blocks for plastic. But increasingly, they're making headlines for reversing that process — turning used plastic products back into their original building-block monomers "

 You can read the full story here: https://www.plasticsnews.com/perspective/unlocking-circular-economy-petrochemical-manufacturers-lead-charge-reinvent-recycling

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AmSty Announces Polystyrene Price Increase Effective October 1, 2019

The Woodlands, Texas – September 26, 2019 – AmSty announces an increase in the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene produced by the Company of $0.03/lb., effective October 1, 2019.  This price supersedes all other previously announced price changes.

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Plastics News: Oregon Project Out to Prove Recycling Can Pay

The Woodlands, Texas – September 26, 2019 –  Plastics News published an article showcasing a major Oregon-based recycling project, sponsored by AmSty, whose goal is to find solutions to plastic waste and recycling improvements.

Jim Johnson, the author of the article says, "Instead of adding additional equipment to each Municipal Recycling Facility (MRF) to capture more plastics, the pilot project instead is out to prove that a secondary sortation at a completely different facility is cost effective."

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AmSty Introduces Second Polystyrene Resin with Reduced Environmental Impact – PolyRenew ® 5102 HE

The Woodlands, Texas – September 18, 2019 – AmSty, a major polystyrene producer, has developed a high efficiency molding grade of polystyrene that combines a unique combination of higher temperature performance and higher flex strength as part of its flagship sustainable product line, PolyRenew®. 

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SOCRRA Expands Polystyrene Foam Recycling Capabilities with FPI Grant

The Woodlands, Texas – September 17, 2019 – The 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 Oakland County, Michigan.  

Over 3 million additional residents in the U.S. and Canada can recycle foam as a result of FRC grants. Read below for the full story from FRC.

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