The Gilman Brothers Company is excited to announce that their INFINITY® styrene faced foamboard and their InSite® Reveal® paper faced foamboard products with or without UV or Latex Inks have been tested and determined to be of acceptable composition to be recycled through Agilyx’s proprietary polystyrene advanced recycling solution.
The two companies have pioneered a first-in-kind, sustainable solution specific to foam boards “This is the first true cradle-to-cradle system for styrene and paper faced foamboards,” says Bill VanHorn, Director of Sales. “We are very excited to now proceed forward with specifications and applications around our materials to support this exciting new program. To be able to meet with any retailer and share details around this groundbreaking technology and say YES, our styrene and paper faced foam boards ARE recyclable is the innovation the signage and display industries has needed.”
Agilyx has worked with The Gilman Brothers Company to qualify their modified INFINITY® Boards, which are made from high impact polystyrene (or “HIPS”) and extruded polystyrene (or “XPS”) as well as their InSite® Reveal® Boards, which are made from extruded polystyrene (or “XPS”) and clay coated paper. “We are excited to work with industry leaders like The Gilman Brothers Co. in testing and developing sustainable solutions for materials.” says Chris Faulkner, CTO at Agilyx. “We look forward to deploying recycle programs alongside Gilman Brothers as we expand our efforts to increase plastic recovery and recycling.”
“We listened to the market and heavily invested to see this program come to fruition,” explains Bill VanHorn, Director of Sales. “Retailers will be very happy as we roll out the details behind the supply chain and details behind how it works.” Matt Durbin, Agilyx Vice President of Operations agrees, adding that “Agilyx is excited to progress our relationship with The Gilman Brothers Company and provide a truly circular recycling pathway, enabled by The Gilman Brothers Company, North American Plastics Recycling Group and their other certified supply chain partners, in which post-use boards are recovered for advanced recycling.”
Agilyx, based in Tigard, Oregon, is the leader and pioneer in advanced recycling difficult-to-recycle post-use plastic streams into high-value, low-carbon circular virgin-like polymers, chemical intermediate feedstocks and fuels. The company has developed and is operating the first commercial scale system capable of recycling post-use polystyrene into recycled styrene monomer oil, which is being used to remake new polystyrene products. Agilyx is developing additional advanced recycling facilities globally to meet demands for plastic recovery and recycled content.