High-Quality Polystyrene Agilyx and Ineos Enter into Agreement to Install De-Polymerisation Technology
With the intention of converting post-consumer polystyrene waste into styrene monomer, Ineos Styrolution has signed a MOU with Agilyx for installing the de-polymerisation technology at its facility.
Frankfurt/Germany – Agilyx Corporation and Ineos Styrolution have recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for deploying Agilyx’s de-polymerisation technology at or near to an Ineos Styrolution facility in North America. The aim is to convert post-consumer polystyrene waste into styrene monomer that can be used to re-manufacture new polystyrene products.
The cooperation objectives defined in the MOU between both the companies are the natural next step to set up a chemical recycling infrastructure and establish a circular economy for polystyrene.
Agilyx opened its first commercial waste polystyrene-to-styrene oil chemical recycling plant on April 19, 2018. The plant recycles up to 10 tonnes per day of previously unrecoverable polystyrene waste to produce high-quality styrenic polymers.
Ineos Styrolution is committed to driving the advancement of the de-polymerisation technology. Together with several research institutions, the company is working on a technical feasibility study and is aiming at the development of a holistic recycling concept in collaboration with waste management companies.
Both companies are committed to drive the ‘chemical recycling’ technology forward, which is based on the de-polymerisation of post-consumer polystyrene waste. This technology aims at achieving virgin, high-quality polystyrene ultimately suitable for food-contact applications and medical applications.