Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi Tours Americas Styrenics Plant in Torrance
The Woodlands, Texas - May 2, 2014 – Assembly-member Al Muratsuchi (D-66) recently visited the Americas Styrenics (“AmSty”) facility in Torrance, California to discuss concerns about energy reliability and cost. The Assembly-member reviewed the documented impact of power outages and discussed plans to improve energy reliability in southern California.
Bradley Crocker, President and CEO of AmSty, and Fred Smalling, Production Leader, walked Muratsuchi through the production process of general purpose polystyrene resin and high impact polystyrene resin, explaining the market applications for both. . Muratsuchi congratulated Crocker and Smalling on their outstanding safety record and remarked on the “clean and pellet-free” facility, according to SPI, a leading plastics industry trade association.
Polystyrene is a plastic product that is commonly made into a foam form for many purposes such as coffee cups and freezer/refrigerator insulation. It’s produced using styrene, a naturally occurring organic compound found in small quantities in several foods such as strawberries, coffee beans, and cinnamon but can also be produced synthetically.
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About Americas Styrenics LLC
Americas Styrenics is the largest integrated producer of polystyrene and styrene monomer in the Western Hemisphere, offering solutions and services to customers in a variety of markets throughout the Americas. Formed on May 1, 2008, it is a joint venture equally owned by Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP and Styron, and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas. For more information about Americas Styrenics, visit www.amsty.com.
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