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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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San Diego City Council Adds Polystyrene Foam to Curbside Recycling

The Woodlands, Texas – June 21, 2017 – The San Diego City Council approved a measure yesterday adding polystyrene foam to its existing curbside recycling program. Curbside pickup programs are integral to the success of municipal recycling efforts. AmSty would like to congratulate San Diego on their decision! 

The full press release is available by clicking here.

The announcement comes just a few months after the City of Redding, California received, an FRC grant to begin its foam recycling efforts. (UPDATE 7/24: The city of Redding's program is now operational).

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PhD Article Shows Polystyrene Still Safe for Foodservice

The Woodlands, Texas – May 25, 2017 – An article published yesterday by Dr. George Cruzan, Capitol Weekly, underscored the well-established safe record of polystyrene use in foodservice applications. In the article, Cruzan explains how his research as a toxocoligist for 40 years shows conclusively that "polystyrene polymer is safe." The full article can be found here: http://capitolweekly.net/polystyrene/

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AmSty Receives Third Consecutive CSX Chemical Safety Excellence Award

The Woodlands, Texas – April 10, 2017 – Railroad transportation services company CSX has awarded AmSty a Chemical Safety Excellence award for the third year in a row, recognizing the company for its commitment to safe transportation of hazardous chemicals by rail. 

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AmSty Resumes Full Styrene Production

The Woodlands, Texas – April 5, 2017 – AmSty announced that full styrene production has resumed at its St. James, LA, facility.

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AmSty Extends Styrene Outage

The Woodlands, Texas – February 16, 2017 – AmSty announced that it currently expects a styrene outage at its St. James, LA, facility to extend into the Second Quarter to complete repairs on critical equipment. 

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Redding, California, Awarded Grant to Recycle Foam Polystyrene

The Woodlands, Texas – November 1, 2016 – 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 Redding, California. Read below for the full story from FRC.

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Athens-Clarke County, GA Awarded Foam Recycling Grant

The Athens-Clarke County, Georgia, Solid Waste Department received a grant from the Foam Recycling Coalition (FRC) to expand its foam polystyrene collection. Click below to read the full press release and learn more about the FRC grant program and AmSty's involvement.

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AmSty Extends Styrene Facility Turnaround

The Woodlands, Texas – January 31, 2017 – AmSty announced that it will extend a regularly scheduled turnaround of a styrene unit at its St. James, LA, facility through mid-March to complete repairs on critical equipment.

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AmSty Receives Second CSX Chemical Safety Excellence Award

The Woodlands, Texas – June 6, 2016 – Railroad transportation services company CSX has awarded AmSty a Chemical Safety Excellence award for the second year in a row, recognizing the company for its commitment to safe transportation of hazardous chemicals by rail. AmSty became eligible for the award by shipping more than 600 carloads of chemicals during the 2015 calendar year without a chemical release due to controllable factors.

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AmSty Announces Completion of Deep Water Dock Project at St. James Styrene Facility

The Woodlands, Texas – October 30, 2015 – AmSty announced the completion of its deep water dock, built at its styrene production facility at St. James, Louisiana, located on the Mississippi River. After two years of planning and construction, the dock was finished in early October and is now operational.

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