St. James, Louisiana

Located 38 miles south of downtown Baton Rouge and 50 miles northwest of New Orleans, near the town of Donaldsonville, Louisiana. The St. James, Louisiana, Americas Styrenics plant was originally owned by Gulf Oil Chemical Company and has been in operation since 1971. In 1977, the plant was expanded to a 600-MM pound a year capacity and modernized to reduce energy consumption by 20% in 1985. The facility was again expanded in 1991 and its capacity increased to 1.7 billion pounds a year while lowering overall environmental emissions. In 2002, the styrene plant completed a multi-million dollar capacity increase and modernization. The plant was ISO 9000:2000 certified in 1994 and was recertified in 2006.

Americas Styrenics
9901 Highway 18
P.O. Box 78
St. James, LA 70086



2000 OSHA VPP STAR site recertification (VPP STAR site since 1997), 2000 NPRA Merit Award, 2001 OSHA VPP Super Star Among Stars, 2002 OSHA's Region VI VPP Stars Among Stars and Star of Excellence, 2002 OSHA Region VI Administrator’s Award for Safety and Health Excellence, 2002 ACC Responsible Care Employee Health & Safety Code Certificate of Honor, 2002 NPRA Achievement Award, 2002 – 2003 NPRA Gold and Merit Awards, 2002 Chevron Phillips Chemical Safety Excellence Award, 2003 NPRA Achievement Award, 2003 Union Pacific “Pinnacle” Award, 2004 OSHA VPP Star of Stars Award, 2005 – 2006 NPRA Merit Award, 2006 - 2007 Chevron Phillips Chemical Environmental Excellence Awards, 2007 Union Pacific “Pinnacle” Award

Products Produced:
Styrene Monomer

Aromatic monomer produced from benzene and ethylene and used as a feedstock polystyrene and KResin® SBC production. Also used to produce a wide variety of polymers with very diverse end-uses that include packaging, automotive applications, electronic parts, rubber products, paper, housewares, construction materials, carpeting and toys.


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