• AmSty aims to increase PCR in food packaging

    Polystyrene producer Americas Styrenics announced a goal of having 25% recycled content in foodservice and food packaging products by 2030.

    An integrated polystyrene and styrene monomer producer, Americas Styrenics (AmSty) said chemical recycling technologies will be key to helping it achieve its goal. In a press release, the company pointed to Regenyx, its joint venture formed in 2019 with pyrolysis company Agilyx.

    The Regenyx facility is located in Tigard, Ore. AmSty has also partnered with virgin plastics company Ineos Styrolution to build a facility in Channahon, Ill. capable of processing 100 tons of PS per day into styrene monomers. Engineering design for the facility, which is in the greater Chicago area, is underway.

    Based in The Woodlands, Texas, AmSty is, itself, a joint venture owned by Chevron Phillips Chemical and Trinseo.