Agilyx Corp., headquartered in Tigard, Oregon, has announced that it has reached 16,000 hours of commercial operations at its certified chemical recycling operations in Oregon. The company reports that this has been achieved using both mixed waste plastic, when the unit was formerly 100 percent owned by Agilyx, and with polystyrene (PS), which is the current mode of operation with the unit forming part of the Regenyx joint venture with Texas-based Americas Styrenics LLC (AmSty).
According to a news release from Agilyx, the company has converted more than 4,400 tons or 8.9 million pounds of mixed waste plastic and PS scrap. Both the mixed waste plastic and PS scrap have been sourced directly by Agilyx using the feedstock management program that has been incorporated into the Cyclyx joint venture.
“We are very proud of our team and our company for reaching this milestone,” says Tim Stedman, chief executive officer of Agilyx. “This is proof positive that the model for plastic circularity is not only valid but achievable. Ongoing projects with our various partner companies will soon demonstrate that it is also highly scalable, which will help us in our commitment to solve the problem of plastic waste.”