Agilyx and Kumho Petrochemical Assess a Chemical Recycling Facility to produce raw material for tires


Agilyx Corporation and Kumho Petrochemical, a global leader in the manufacture of synthetic rubber, have announced a collaboration to explore the development and construction of a chemical recycling project in South Korea.

The project will use Agilyx chemical recycling technology to produce pure styrene from post-use polystyrene. This would be used as a virgin equivalent raw material to produce solution styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR), a key component for the manufacture of tires, including for the large volume, high-performance tire segment. The project would mark a new application of Agilyx’s polystyrene depolymerization technology, introducing a new pathway for polystyrene into SSBR.

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