Located on State Route 7 south of the city of Marietta, Ohio, this Americas Styrenics plant has been in operation since 1955. The plant has 10 lines to produce polystyrene using Chevron Phillips Chemical’s proprietary low-volatility, high-heat crystal polystyrene technology. A research and technology center supporting the polystyrene product line is located adjacent to the production facility. This site also includes a pilot plant, a technical laboratory and fabrication area.
17401 State Route 7
Marietta, OH 45750
1953 – Plant constructed by Union Carbide
1978 – Facility sold to Gulf Oil
1985 – Included in acquisition of Gulf Oil by Chevron Corporation
1985 – Addition of two crystal lines increases capacity
1997 – Addition of crystal line 14 increases capacity
2000 – Chevron Phillips Chemical formed
2008 – Americas Styrenics [AmSty] formed
2000 NPRA Merit and Gold Awards, 2000 NPRA Achievement Award, 2002 Bureau of Workers Compensation’s (BWC) Division of Safety and Hygiene Achievement and Safety Awards, 2002 BWC Division of Safety and Hygiene 100% Award, 2002 ACC Responsible Care Employee Health & Safety Code Certificate of Honor, 2003 BWC 500,000 man hours without a lost time incident, 2004 BWC Division of Safety and Hygiene Achievement and Safety Awards, 2004 BWC Division of Safety and Hygiene 100% Award, 2005 Ohio Chemical Technology Council Excellence in Environmental, Health, Safety and Security, 2005 NPRA Merit Award .58 Recordable Incident Rate, 2006 OSHA VPP Star Recognition, 2009 OSHA VPP Star Recognition
Polystyrene - High Impact (HIPS) and Crystal
A resin primarily used in insulation products, food and drink packaging, CDs, and cassettes. AmSty high impact polystyrene is used in a wide range of electronics, toys, disposable plates and flatware, medical equipment, and appliance applications.