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Lights, Camera, Action! Circular Innovation in the Spotlight

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AmSty's sustainability journey is in the spotlight with the recent release of a segment on Viewpoint, a national television program that highlights the good work of innovative companies across the country. The documentary-style piece features Regenyx, AmSty's joint circular recycling venture with Agilyx, and aired on Fox Business Network in late 20...

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John & Penny: AmSty Engineers Tuned In To Sustainable Solutions

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Penny Williams and John Brownhill are working in lockstep to help revolutionize the way plastics are made – and remade. Both engineers at AmSty's Allyn's Point facility in Gales Ferry, Connecticut, this isn't the first time they've teamed up to do great things. The two met in college where you could say their friendship started on a high note. Whil...

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AmSty Celebrates 15 Years of Innovation

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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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Environment, Health and Safety is “Job One for All of Us”

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Tim Watson and his team of six design, build and manage systems to help AmSty employees stay safe while aiming to protect the environment as much as possible and maintain public trust. They are a valuable part of the process that ensures AmSty can keep sustainable polystyrene flowing to the company's valued customers who make products we use every ...

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Confession: I Love Polystyrene Plastic … and Here’s Why

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Richard Shaw Director of Circular Economy & Sustainability I thought I knew about polystyrene, coming to AmSty in April after a three-decade career in the paper and packaging industry. But what I thought I knew didn't even scratch the surface. Having spent the last six months immersing myself in Amsty, a company leading the way in circular recy...

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A Game-Changing Partnership Fuels Circular Economy

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Randy Pogue, AmSty CEO At AmSty, our goal is to help our end customers produce the most sustainable products using polystyrene. With increasing public desire for sustainable products that enhance our everyday lives, brands are hungry for innovation that will help them meet their ambitious sustainability goals and consumer demand. We're proud of the...

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AMSTY AND ENCINA ENTER INTO MOU AND LONGTERM OFFTAKE AGREEMENT FOR CIRCULAR POLYSTYRENE FEEDSTOCKS

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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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On a Mission to Conquer the Plastics Recycling Challenge

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I have always been fascinated by spaceflight and, in particular, the Apollo project. I was a child during those years and have vivid memories of Neil Armstrong's famous first steps onto the lunar surface. I still have the newspaper from that morning, proclaiming "Man on Moon!" That accomplishment was a triumph brought about by the collective might ...

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AMSTY’S ANNE BOUDREAUX: FROM WEIGHTY CHALLENGES TO INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

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Anne Boudreaux is captivated by food packaging. It might seem like a strange fascination, but not when you consider her upbringing and education. A chemical engineer and Amsty Senior Account Executive, Anne grew up in Delaware with a father who was in the packaging films industry. Anne understood at an early age the innovation required to move the ...

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PAPER OR PLASTICS? THERE’S ROOM FOR BOTH

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By Richard Shaw We hear it nearly every time we go through the grocery store checkout. "Paper or plastic?" My response is, "I'll take both, please!" It's a question consumers increasingly ask themselves as they weigh their broader choices for packaging and products, and the potential impact on our planet. As a result, more are pushing for a move fr...

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New Life For Polystyrene Plastic And A New Certification At Allyn’s Point

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Many consumers have no idea where plastic products go after their useful life. At AmSty's Allyn's Point facility in Gales Ferry, CT, they are giving new life to plastic products through a process that ensures they're recycled to make other new products. A supplier ships specific polystyrene, or chipped plastic, to the plant, where they undergo what...

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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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From Paper to Plastics: Sustainability Champion Joins AmSty

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Richard Shaw, the new Director of Circular Economy & Sustainability at AmSty, came to the company in April after wrapping up a 30-year career in the paper and packaging industry – a move he describes as a natural "hand in glove" fit. "I came from an industry that's like plastics, responsibly using the earth's resources to make wonderful consume...

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AmSty Celebrates Responsible Care® Company Certification from ACC

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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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AmSty Problem-Solver Sees Great Promise in Plastics

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Diana Rodriguez is excited about the future, particularly now that the mother of four grown children is a new grandma. Protecting our planet and making it better for her family and the generations to come is what drives AmSty's Latin America Sales Director to embrace innovation in polystyrene. Armed with a background in biochemistry and an MBA, Dia...

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Circular Recycling: Making “Used” New Again

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When I joined AmSty in 2012, I came from an industry that was experiencing rapid change. I worked for a company that produced media packaging, and with the adoption of digital entertainment, these disc and cartridge-based products became obsolete nearly overnight. That experience left me with the perspective that paying attention to shifting demand...

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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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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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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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Mr. Gilzow, Garbage and My 4th Grade Epiphany

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In fourth grade, I had no idea what the word sustainability meant. However, I know now that's when my sustainability journey began, and I can pinpoint the day. It was the fall of 1986 and I was excited that Mr. Gilzow, newly assigned special programs instructor and my hands-down favorite teacher at the time, was scheduled to talk to our h...

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