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Styrene Monomer (SM) is naturally occurring organic compound that can also be made on a commercial scale in a production plant environment.  Interestingly, Styrene Monomer is found naturally occurring in strawberries, coffee beans, peanuts, and cinnamon.  Commercially, SM is used directly in a variety applications including paints, coatings, electronics, and automobiles.  Styrene is most commonly used as a feedstock for polystyrene plastic. 

Styrene Monomer can be recycled from discarded polystyrene waste back into Recycled Styrene Monomer (RSM) through a process known as chemical recycling, which happens at AmSty's joint-venture company Regenyx in Tigard, OR.  Read more about the revolutionary Regenyx technology here.  

Key Styrene Monomer Market Applications
  • Automobile Components
  • Adhesives
  • Synthetic Countertops
  • Medical Equipment
  • Printer Toner
  • Paints and Inks
  • Lubricants
  • Tires / Rubber
  • Grout
  • Asphalt

At AmSty, SM is made at our St. James, Louisiana plant.


Important Documents

Product Stewardship Summary
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Styrene Monomer Safe Handling Guide
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AmSty Styrene Monomer Tank Truck Restricted Cargo List  
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AmSty Marine Terminal Rules 
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Safety Data Sheet
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