Plastics Recycling Update

Chemical recycling roundup: New plant, partnerships

Close up of foamed polystyrene.

TruStyrenyx, a collaboration between Agilyx and Technip Energies, combines pyrolysis and purification technologies to create a recycled styrene monomer with high purity. | XXLPhoto/Shutterstock

Several companies partnered on chemical recycling projects, and a commercial-scale plant signed an operations and maintenance contract in advance of it coming on-line in 2023.

TruStyrenyx addresses chemical recycling of polystyrene

Technip Energies and Agilyx have launched TruStyrenyx, branded as “the only all-in-one solution for the chemical recycling of polystyrene,” after partnering in June 2021.

TruStyrenyx combines Agilyx’s pyrolysis process and Technip Energies’ purification technology, according to a press release, to create a recycled styrene monomer with high purity.

Chris Faulkner, chief technology officer at Agilyx, said the collaboration “is completely new to the marketplace” and the high purity of the recycled styrene monomer “proves that TruStyrenyx offers a recycling solution on par with virgin materials.”

Px Group will run commercial-scale plant

Service provider Px Group has been awarded a 10-year operations and maintenance contract by ReNew ELP for its England commercial-scale plastic recycling plant that uses HydroPRS technology.

Px Group owns Saltend Chemicals Park and operates several energy infrastructure sites in the United Kingdom and Europe. The company will work with ReNew ELP to process more than 20,000 tons of plastic each year during phase one of operations, according to a press release.

The site has the ability to add additional processing lines for a capacity of over 80,000 tons annually. It is slated to become operational in 2023.

Medical waste addressed

Brightmark and Wisconsin-based Jamar Health Products are recycling plastic medical slide sheets in a new partnership.

Jamar manufactures proprietary plastic PATRAN slide sheets, and now Brightmark chemically recycles them into low-carbon fuels and “the building blocks for circular plastics.”

“This exciting partnership illustrates one of the many ways in which Brightmark’s solutions are helping to ‘Reimagine Waste’ across a number of industries,” said Bob Powell, Brightmark CEO, in a press release.

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