The Woodlands, Texas – November 2, 2017 – The Foam Recycling Coalition ("FRC") 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. Agilyx, a company that convers polystyrene waste back into styrene monomer, has just been awarded a grant for much needed equipment. AmSty continues to invest in this technology and has signed an off-take agreement with Agilyx. Read below for the full story from FRC...
Courtesy of The Foam Recycling Coalition and Foodservice Packaging Institute
Agilyx Corporation Expands Foam Polystyrene Recycling Capabilitites
Agilyx Corporation has received a $50,000 grant from the Foam Recycling Coalition to purchase a densifier, allowing for more recycling of foam polystyrene.
The Oregon-based energy company, known for converting plastics into valuable commodities, recently expanded to include a polystyrene conversion process. The process uses recycled polystyrene to produce a high-quality styrene monomer and other petrochemical products, creating the first true circular economy for styrene.
"We are able to handle all types of foam polystyrene materials, including cups and food containers that might still have residue left on them," said Brian Moe, Agilyx's vice president of operations. "Agilyx is working hard to bring recycling options to the marketplace that have not existed in the past and are excited to see support for our efforts by the Foam Recycling Coalition."
Lynn Dyer, president of the Foodservice Packaging Institute, which houses the coalition said, "Companies like Agilyx provide the processing we need to help increase foam recycling across the country. Their efforts mean these valuable materials are able to be recycled in the communities they serve instead of going to landfills."
Agilyx, which currently works with communities in the Northwest, has the capacity to process over 3,000 tons of foam polystyrene per year. Adding a densifier at the front end of the operation will allow for more efficient recycling and processing of the material.
The grant was made possible through contributions to FPI's Foam Recycling Coalition, which focuses exclusively on increased recycling of post-consumer foam polystyrene. The coalition launched the grant program in 2015 to help fund infrastructure to collect and process these products. Its members include Americas Styrenics; Cascades Canada ULC; CKF Inc.; Chick-fil-A; Commodore; Dart Container Corp.; Dyne-A-Pak; Genpak; Hawaii's Finest Products; INEOS Styrolution; NOVA Chemicals Corp.; Pactiv Foodservice/Food Packaging; and TOTAL Petrochemicals & Refining USA.
Agilyx is the seventh grant recipient. Nearly 1 million additional residents in the U.S. and Canada can recycle foam as a result of the Foam Recycling Coalition's grant program.
More grant announcements will be made later this year. Visit www.recyclefoam.org
to learn about previous recipients or to apply for a grant.
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 a joint venture equally owned by Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP and Trinseo, and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas. For more information about AmSty, visit
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