Agilyx, an environmental technology and development company in Tigard, Oregon, has signed a letter of intent with AmSty, The Woodlands, Texas, an integrated producer of polystyrene and styrene monomer. According to an Agilyx news release, the companies plan to form a joint venture that will assume operations of Agilyx’s polystyrene (PS) recycling facility in Tigard and to pursue the development of a 50-ton-per-day PS recycling facility at a location to be determined.
The Agilyx process converts used PS products back into their original liquid styrene monomer form. Agilyx reports that new PS products can be made from this recycled styrene monomer without degradation of quality or value.
In August 2017, AmSty and Agilyx announced an agreement to process recycled styrene monomer from Agilyx’s Tigard facility and AmSty’s styrene monomer plant in St. James, Louisiana.
“Agilyx is very excited to expand our relationship with AmSty,” says Joe Vaillancourt, Agilyx CEO. “This joint venture will greatly advance the circular economy for postconsumer polystyrene waste and reflects the confidence and support by industry for our technology platform.”
“We are excited to work with Agilyx as we continue to improve our PolyUsable process assuring polystyrene remains a viable and growing component of the circular economy,” says Brad Crocker, president and CEO of AmSty.