Styrenics Circular Solutions (SCS), the value chain initiative to realise the circular economy for styrenic polymers, today welcomed Styropek, the largest Expandable Polystyrene producer in the Americas, as a new member.
Styropek is a leader in the Expandable Styrenics (EPS) & Arcel industry and largest EPS producer in the Americas for use in construction, thermal insulation, industrial & food packaging and automotive applications with manufacturing sites in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile.
"We warmly welcome Styropek. Their active involvement extends our geographic reach beyond Europe and further boosts the representation of the EPS industry within our alliance. EPS is an important contributor to the significant role styrenics will play in the circular economy. We look forward to uniting forces with Styropek on our shared goals, from improved collection and sorting to scaling up our recycling technologies.” said Jens Kathmann, Secretary-General of SCS.
“We are delighted to join SCS. We are fully committed to realizing the intrinsic circularity of styrenics, as shown by our commitment to increase recycled content in selected products to at least 30% by 2030. We believe accelerating the transition to the circular economy requires the entire styrenics value chain working closely together across geographies and so we welcome the opportunity to be part of SCS.” commented Andreas Plettner, President of Styropek.