The Agilyx begins commercial polystyrene recycling operations at their Tigard, Oregon. The opening of the plant was celebrated in the presence of high dignitaries that included Agilyx strategic partners in the new plastics circular economy, local government representatives, representatives from American Chemistry Council (ACC) and Americas Styrenics LLC (AmSty). The opening ceremony will include weeklong activities.
Mike Levy, senior director of ACC’s Plastics Foodservice Packaging Group, said, “Agilyx is an innovator in finding new ways to capture and convert used plastics into valuable products. Delivery of a polystyrene-to styrene oil/monomer solution is a major step toward greater sustainability and circularity.” Senior Manager for Sustainability and Innovation at AmSty, Jon Timbers, congratulated Agilyx on taking the linear process of plastics consumption and bending the line to close it into a loop – the new circular plastics economy. In addition, Bob Terry, Washington County Commission Chair, and Jason Snider, President of the Tigard City Council, joined Mike Levy in congratulating Agilyx on the start of commercial operations and the major innovation.
Oregan plant will have recycling capacity up to 10 tons per day of previously unrecoverable polystyrene waste to produce high-quality styrene oil. The plant is the first commercial-scale closed-loop chemical recycling process for polystyrene in the world, that will be used by styrene manufacturers AmSty and INEOS Styrolution for processing for manufacturing consumer goods.
Agilyx Agilyx, an environmental technology and development company, located in Tigard, Oregon, extracts value from difficult-to-recycle mixed waste plastic streams. Developing the first system capable of recycling polystyrene (foam cups, packaging materials, and Styrofoam) into styrene monomer, and commercializing the technology, Agilyx is collaborating with waste service providers, municipalities, refiners, and private and public enterprises to develop closed-loop industrial solutions.