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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 Uses Recycled Polystyrene in Styrene Production - Big Step Toward PolyUsable™ Recycling

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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. 

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Agilyx Featured on CBS This Morning Discussing PolyUsable Chemical Recycling

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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:

https://www.cbsnews.com/video/chemical-recycling-could-be-an-industry-game-changer/

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Agilyx Begins Delivery of Recycled Styrene Monomer to AmSty

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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. 

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Chemical Recycling to Play Important Part in Future of Recycling Markets

The Woodlands, Texas – January 7, 2019 – In an article published recently in the Houston Chronicle, author Andrea Leinfelder 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.

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Future JV Co-Owner Agilyx Named Market Developer of the Year

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.

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AmSty and Agilyx Announce Joint Venture for Polystyrene Recycling

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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.

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AmSty Joins American Chemistry Council

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. 

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Contacts

Mr. Joshua Want, 844-512-1212
Communications Manager

About AmSty
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. 

AmSty Announces Polystyrene Price Increase Effective September 1, 2018

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.

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St. James Styrene Monomer Plant Receives OSHA Recognition for Safety

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. 

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First Polystyrene Chemical Recycling Facility Opens in Tigard, Oregon

The Woodlands, Texas – June 20, 2018Agilyx 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.

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