Pyrolysis company Agilyx signed a joint-venture deal with AmSty, a major producer of polystyrene and styrene monomer. Separately, Agilyx entered an agreement to provide feedstock for jet fuel production.
When it comes to chemical recycling techniques for scrap polystyrene, some companies break the plastic down into its component monomers, and others dissolve it without cutting the polymer chains.
Canada’s largest city conducted a pilot project last year to find a consistent outlet for densified foam polystyrene. The effort reached a clear conclusion, but it wasn’t good news.
Global petrochemicals company Total has partnered with a startup that dissolves and recovers EPS for recycling. Officials from both companies recently provided more details about the deal.
California officials will slow their process of crafting mandatory recycling rules for plastic packaging, citing upheavals caused by China’s import restrictions.
Major prime plastics producers have recently made moves to embrace cutting-edge recycling technologies, including applying depolymerization to challenging plastics streams.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony last week at the Agilyx plant in Oregon drew a mix of business and government representatives, including one major PS producer who said the technology could help stem consumer backlash against foam plastics.