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