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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.
The Woodlands, Texas– August 20, 2018 – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) Board of Directors approved AmSty as a Regular Member during its meeting in June. “AmSty already plays an integral role in producing sustainable products that enhance everyday living,” said AmSty President and CEO Brad Crocker. “As members, we are now aligned with the ACC in demonstrating the sustainability of science-based solutions for a larger audience,” he added.
ACC President and CEO Cal Dooley said, “As our membership continues to diversify, it allows us to better demonstrate that chemistry is the science behind sustainability, from the technologies that enable clean, safe drinking water, improve food quality and enhance crop yields, to the clean energy resources that power energy-efficient vehicles, homes, and businesses around the world.”
“For AmSty, we hope our partnership with the ACC will help share the message of our PolyUsable™ technology, which allows recycled items to return to their original applications over and over with identical properties and performance,” added Crocker. In addition to ACC membership, AmSty is now a participant in Responsible Care®, the chemical manufacturing industry’s leading environmental, health, safety and security performance initiative.
To learn more about the ACC and Responsible Care®, visit AmericanChemistry.com.
Mr. Joshua Want, 844-512-1212
AmSty is one of the largest integrated producers of polystyrene and styrene monomer in the Western Hemisphere, offering solutions and services to customers in a variety of markets throughout the Americas. The company is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, and is now a member of the American Chemistry Council and its Responsible Care initiative.
The Woodlands, Texas – August 17, 2018 – AmSty announces an increase in the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene produced by the Company of $0.04/lb., effective September 1, 2018. This price supersedes all other previously announced price changes.
St. James, Louisiana – July 24, 2018 – At the annual Region VI VPP Conference May 1, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas, the AmSty St. James styrene monomer plant was awarded the 2017 Regional Administrator’s Award for Safety and Health Excellence Category II.
The Woodlands, Texas – June 20, 2018 – Agilyx has opened a first-of-kind polystyrene chemical recycling facility in Tigard, Oregon, that will convert used polystyrene products back into their original liquid form. Fresh polystyrene products can then be made without degrading quality or value. This form of circular recycling is known as the PolyUsable™ Process.
The Woodlands, Texas – May 31, 2018 – AmSty Senior Technical Service & Development Engineer Gary Welsh was featured on the Plastics Industry Alliance educational website ThisIsPlastics.com. In the feature piece, titled "The Future of Polystyrene is Changing" Welsh discusses the "sustainable and positive impact" of polystyrene and other plastics.
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The Woodlands, Texas – May 1, 2018 – AmSty announces a decrease in the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene produced by the Company of $0.02/lb., effective May 1, 2018. This price supersedes all other previously announced price changes.
The Woodlands, Texas – Arpil 10, 2018 – AmSty shows continued commitment to polystyrene sustainability and circular solutions for every type of plastic with its involvement in conversion recycling efforts. AmSty Senior Manager - Innovation and Sustainability, Jon Timbers, presented current data as well as a plan for wide-scale conversion recycling to an audience at Foam Expo on March 8 in Novi, Michigan.