Agilyx Corp., Tigard, Oregon, says it has received a $50,000 grant from the Foam Recycling Coalition, Falls Church, Virginia, to purchase a densifier, allowing for more recycling of polystyrene foam.
The Oregon-based energy company recently expanded to include polystyrene conversion. The process uses recycled polystyrene to produce a styrene monomer and other petrochemical products, creating the first true circular economy for styrene, the Foam Recycling Coalition says.
“We are able to handle all types of foam polystyrene materials, including cups and food containers that might still have residue left on them,” says Brian Moe, Agilyx vice president of operations. “Agilyx is working hard to bring recycling options to the marketplace that have not existed in the past and is excited to see support for our efforts by the Foam Recycling Coalition.”