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AmSty Celebrates ISCC PLUS Certification at Allyn’s Point

The Woodlands, Texas – July 11, 2022 – AmSty, one of the largest polystyrene producers in the Americas, has added its Allyn's Point plant in Gales Ferry, Connecticut, as its most recent site to achieve International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) PLUS recognition. This is the latest step in support of the company's goal for a...

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Pactiv Evergreen and AmSty Launch Circular Polystyrene Food Packaging Products

LAKE FOREST, IL (February 15, 2023) – To help major food brands achieve important sustainability goals, Pactiv Evergreen, a leading manufacturer of fresh food and beverage packaging in North America, is teaming up with AmSty, the leading manufacturer of polystyrene in North America and a pioneer in circular recycling of polystyrene. Pactiv Evergree...

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AmSty Celebrates 15 Years of Innovation

The new year is a special one at AmSty. In 2023, we're celebrating 15 years as a leading producer of polystyrene and styrene monomer, versatile products that enhance our lives – from food packaging, medical supplies and bike helmets that keep us safe – to refrigerators and insulation that keep us comfortable. What a tremendous accomplishment. We're...

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HOUSTON, Texas – September 21, 2022 – Americas Styrenics (AmSty) is pleased to announce that the company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Encina Development Group, LLC (Encina) that will provide the opportunity to purchase up to 250,000 tons per year of circular feedstocks from Encina's facilities. In addition, AmSty has signed a...

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AmSty Ups 2030 Recycled Polystyrene Content Commitment

The Woodlands, Texas – Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – In keeping with its ambitious sustainability goals, AmSty is announcing that all products designed for foodservice and food packaging applications will contain 30 percent recycled content by 2030, an increase from its original commitment in October 2020 of 25 percent. The leading integrated ...

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AmSty Celebrates Responsible Care® Company Certification from ACC


The Woodlands, Texas – June 10, 2022 – AmSty, a leading producer of PolyRenew® polystyrene, has received certification as a Responsible Care® company by the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Responsible Care® is the chemical industry's world-class environmental, health, safety and security performance initiative. It recognizes industry leaders...

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Senate Public Works Committee Highlights Importance of Polystyrene Recycling

The Woodlands, Texas – Wednesday, September 22, 2021 – Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held a hearing on recycling and the concept of a circular economy. Ranking Member Capito specifically highlighted the work AmSty and Agilyx are accomplishing at the Regenyx plant in Tigard, Oregon, which she...

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Coronavirus Update (COVID-19)

The Woodlands, Texas – FINAL UPDATE Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 4:40 p.m. (Originally Posted 2/7/2020) – AmSty continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation worldwide and has been proactively planning for the potential of disruptions that may affect the normal way of doing business. Fortunately, the company has not experienced any significant i...

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AmSty Announces Polystyrene Price Increase Effective April 1, 2021

The Woodlands, Texas – March 22, 2021 – AmSty announces an increase in the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene produced by the Company of $0.09/lb., effective April 1, 2021. This price supersedes all other previously announced price changes. ### Contacts Mr. Scott Cobb, 844-512-1212Product Manager - Polystyrene About AmStyAmSty is a...

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AmSty and Agilyx Announce Completion of a Certified Circular Recycling Pathway for Polystyrene

Tigard, OR, and The Woodlands, TX – November 9, 2020 –  AmSty, the largest polystyrene producer in the Americas, and Agilyx, a leader in advanced recycling technology, announce the successful completion of a fully circular pathway for polystyrene recycling. The two companies have been working to achieve this important milestone ...

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AmSty Commits to 25% Recycled Polystyrene by 2030

The Woodlands, Texas – Tuesday, October 20, 2020 – With an end goal of keeping polystyrene products out of landfills through an innovative circular recycling process, AmSty is announcing its commitment that all products designed for foodservice and food packaging applications will contain 25 percent recycled content by 2030. The leading integr...

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New AmSty Innovations Help Customers Reach Sustainability Goals

The Woodlands, Texas – October, 7 2020 – With its continued commitment to sustainability and innovation, AmSty has introduced three new PolyRenew® products to help customers in the U.S. and Latin America reach their sustainability goals. "Our customers asked us to help reduce their environmental impact and we couldn't be more excited to provide the...

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AmSty Recognized with Sustainability Leadership Award

Regenyx-Agilyx-AmSty-Wide The Regenyx Facility in Tigard, Oregon

The Woodlands, Texas – June 6. 2020 – The American Chemistry Council has recognized AmSty with a Sustainability Leadership Award for its work with partner Agilyx over the past year regarding Regenyx polystyrene recycling.  In 2019 Regenyx became the first-of-its-kind recycling facility, which converted approximately 800,000 pounds of poly...

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St. James Plant Receives OSHA Recognition for Safety in 2020

stjames-may-2019 AmSty Plant, St James, Louisiana

St. James, Louisiana – July 14, 2020 – The AmSty St. James, Louisiana, plant was awarded the Regional Administrator’s Award for Safety and Health Excellence in Category II at the annual OSHA Region VI Voluntary Protection Program Participants' Association (VPPPA) Conference on May 20, 2020.

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AmSty Announces New CEO

The Woodlands, Texas – August 4, 2020 – Dr. Randy Pogue has been named CEO of AmSty after serving on an interim basis since April.  "Randy has been with AmSty since its formation in 2008, and he has played a vital role in AmSty's performance and development over the years," said Jim Becker, Chairman of AmSty's Board of Directors.&nbs...

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AmSty Announces Interim CEO

The Woodlands, Texas – March 11, 2020 – Dr. Randy Pogue has been named CEO of AmSty, effective April 2, as Brad Crocker is stepping down from the role. Dr. Pogue will serve on an interim basis while a search is conducted for CEO candidates over the coming months, of which Dr. Pogue and other internal candidates will also be considered. "We are...

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Recycling Today Features Gary Welsh, Senior TS&D Leader

The Woodlands, Texas – March 10, 2020 – Recycling Today published an interview with AmSty Senior Technical Service and Development Leader Gary Welsh discussing the role of personal responsibility in the sustainability discussion. Read the full article here: ### Conta...

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AmSty Presents Conversion Recycling Data at Foam Expo in Michigan

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.

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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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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 


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