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Sustainability

Agilyx licenses polystyrene recycling technology in Japan

by Michael McCoy
April 18, 2020 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 98, ISSUE 15

 

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Credit: Agiilyx
Agilyx's plant in Tigard, Oregon

Agilyx has licensed its polystyrene depolymerization technology to Toyo Styrene, an affiliate of the chemical maker Denka that plans to install it in a plant to be built in Chiba, Japan, by early 2022. Toyo says it will turn up to 10 metric tons per day of used polystyrene into styrene for use in new polystyrene products. Agilyx says the agreement is its first in Asia, following similar pacts with polystyrene producers in the US and Asia.

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Prof. Dr. Vasant Baburao Helavi (May 7, 2020 7:02 AM)
Being polymer chemist first of all I appreciate the idea of polymerization of polystyrene. The used polystyrene which is out of use. Like that it takes 100's of years to degrade. One another thing is monomer styere is petroleum product. It is not petroleum is not everlasting. We know that there are two things, one it may takes 100's of years to degrade even after 100's of year degraded monomer styrene adds in environment as pollutant and another thing is it occupies space.
Really it is admirable.
I am very much thankful to entertaining the people.

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