Chemical recycling pioneer Agilyx expands operations to support global growth

circular economy conceptPortland, OR–based Agilyx Corp., specializing in the chemical recycling of post-use plastics back into polymers, chemicals and low-carbon fuels, announced this week that it will expand operations to support increasing demand for its technology and associated services. Agilyx will open offices in the Boston area and northern Europe to support its rapidly growing global activities.

“This is an exciting time for Agilyx, and we look forward to expanding our platform internationally,” remarked Joe Vaillancourt, Agilyx CEO. “Our team has worked tirelessly over the past 15 years to turn everyday plastics into a renewable resource, and the current market interest on a global scale is evidence that we are achieving our vision.”

The new offices will house various corporate and business development functions. The company will be making its final site selections over the next two months and will be actively recruiting to add to the Agilyx team during that time.

Agilyx is a pioneer in chemical recycling of difficult-to-recycle post-use plastic streams into high-value, low-carbon circular feedstock and fuel. The company has developed the first system capable of recycling polystyrene waste into styrene monomer, which is then used to make new polystyrene products. The company also has commercialized a technology that converts mixed plastics into high-quality crude oil. From these first-to-market products, the company has since expanded its product platform into a broad range of custom low-carbon chemicals, polymers and fuels. Agilyx is working with waste service providers, municipalities, refiners, and both private and public enterprises to develop closed-loop industrial solutions for mixed-waste plastics.

What are the pros and cons, challenges and opportunities of traditional and emerging recycling technologies? How effective are returnable packaging schemes in reducing plastic waste? Clare Goldsberry tackles these questions in "Real world solutions to the plastic waste challenge." The article can be downloaded free of charge here or by going to the Whitepapers tab on the PlasticsToday home page.

“Since its inception, Agilyx has been fueled by people with vision, passion and a commitment to eliminate plastic waste and ensure that no plastic ends up in a landfill, waterways or the environment,” said Bruce Mast, Agilyx Vice President of Human Resources. “We are looking to expand our team with like-minded people.”

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