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News and Media

At Americas Styrenics, we pride ourselves on product innnovation and we value environmental stewardship, corporate responsibility and community involvement. We invite you to browse the latest AmSty news and events.

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4 Million Gain Access to Foam Recycling with FPI Grant

The Woodlands, Texas – November 21, 2019 – Throughout the years, AmSty has published information about its involvement with a grant program by The Foam Recycling Coalition ("FRC") – A group of plastics industry suppliers, converters and companies who use foodservice packaging.  AmSty is an underwriter of the program which seeks to fund infrastructure improvements for polystyrene foam recycling.  We are proud to report that the latest data shows our program has helped bring foam recycling to more than 4 million people.

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The Circular Economy - Regenyx Leads the Way for Chemical Recycling in Polystyrene

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The Woodlands, Texas– October 1, 2019 – Plastics News has publisehd an article showcasing the work of AmSty and its partner company Agilyx, along with other industry leaders, who are working towards a circular economy in plastics recycling. 

Rob Benedict, the author's article says, "Petrochemical manufacturers are commonly known as creators of the building blocks for plastic. But increasingly, they're making headlines for reversing that process — turning used plastic products back into their original building-block monomers "

 You can read the full story here: https://www.plasticsnews.com/perspective/unlocking-circular-economy-petrochemical-manufacturers-lead-charge-reinvent-recycling

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AmSty Announces Polystyrene Price Increase Effective October 1, 2019

The Woodlands, Texas – September 26, 2019 – AmSty announces an increase in the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene produced by the Company of $0.03/lb., effective October 1, 2019.  This price supersedes all other previously announced price changes.

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Plastics News: Oregon Project Out to Prove Recycling Can Pay

The Woodlands, Texas – September 26, 2019 –  Plastics News published an article showcasing a major Oregon-based recycling project, sponsored by AmSty, whose goal is to find solutions to plastic waste and recycling improvements.

Jim Johnson, the author of the article says, "Instead of adding additional equipment to each Municipal Recycling Facility (MRF) to capture more plastics, the pilot project instead is out to prove that a secondary sortation at a completely different facility is cost effective."

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SOCRRA Expands Polystyrene Foam Recycling Capabilities with FPI Grant

The Woodlands, Texas – September 17, 2019 – The Foam Recycling Coalition ("FRC") – A group of plastics industry suppliers, converters and companies who use foodservice packaging – 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.  The latest success story comes from grant recipients in Oakland County, Michigan.  

Over 3 million additional residents in the U.S. and Canada can recycle foam as a result of FRC grants. Read below for the full story from FRC.

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Trinseo Exec Talks Innovation with Chemical Week Magazine

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The Woodlands, Texas– August 1, 2019 – Nicolas Joly, Global Business Director for Polystyrene at Trinseo, discussed with ChecmWeek Magazine the potential PS chemical recycling brings to consumers across the world. Joly highlight the work of AmSty, Agilyx and Regenyx, recycling post-use polystyrene in the Pacific Northwest.

 You can read the full story here on ChemWeek or on Trinseo's website.

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Regenyx Featured for Chemical Industry Innovation

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The Woodlands, Texas– July 24, 2019 – Industry expert Dr. Stefan Guertzgen published a feature article on Manufacturing.Net's website to highlight the work of Regenyx, a joint-venture between AmSty and Agilyx, as it brings a new wave of recycling for polystyrene plastics.

 You can read the full story here: https://www.manufacturing.net/blog/2019/06/digital-tech-catalyst-growth-chemical-industry

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AmSty Introduces Polystyrene Resin with Reduced Environmental Impact – PolyRenew ® 5001 HE

The Woodlands, Texas – July 2, 2019 – AmSty, a major polystyrene producer, has developed a high-efficiency foam grade resin that allows foam density and part weight to be reduced by 10-15%. The reduced density also increases foam extrusion line rates by 10-15%, according to company spokesman Gary Welsh, Senior Technical Service & Development Leader. “The lighter density of this PolyRenew® resin will help manufacturers reduce energy usage and produce fewer greenhouse gasses,” says Welsh. Everyday items like carryout food containers, meat trays, and school lunch trays can use less material than before with no loss in performance.

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AmSty Sponsors Pacific Northwest Secondary Sorting Demonstration Project

PNWSSDProject thumbThe Woodlands, Texas – June 21, 2019 – AmSty, together with industry partners, has sponsored a 60-day recycling demonstration project managed by the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) known as the Pacific Northwest Secondary Sorting Demonstration Project.  The exercise involves installing a portable secondary sorting system where selected materials from four regional materials recovery facilities (MRFs) will be further sorted.  

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Agilyx Featured on Forbes to Showcase PolyUsable Chemical Recycling

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The Woodlands, Texas– May 16, 2019 – Forbes featured Regenyx in a story about the new wave of recycling for polystyrene plastics. You can read the full story here: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffkart/2019/05/15/regenyx-process-recycles-throw-away-polystyrene/#27d906c25b06

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