Epsilyte investments increase production and recycling capacity

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Epsilyte, one of North America’s leading producers of advanced materials, is announcing investments to expand its recycling and production capabilities. These investments will focus on three areas:

  1. Further expand post-consumer recycling capabilities at Epsilyte’s Piqua, Ohio manufacturing facility by increasing the facility’s ability to effectively use post-consumer polystyrene as a feedstock to produce our advanced materials .
  2. Debottleneck production in Peru, Illinois, increase capacity by approximately 25 million pounds per year by EOY 2023.
  3. Commission an engineering study to expand the Peru, Illinois plant, adding 220 million pounds of production capacity by 2025.

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These investments are expected to bring a combined production capacity of 245 million pounds per year to the North American market to support the expected strong growth in advanced materials markets. These developments are expected to result in an influx of full-time positions available in operations, maintenance, engineering and other critical areas.

“We continue to see strong demand for growth in our markets, and we expect that to continue. We believe these investments are the most effective way to increase expanded polystyrene production in North America to meet the needs of our customers,” said Glenn Wredenhagen, vice president, Commercial & Supply Chain. “It is essential for Epsilyte, our employees, our customers and the planet to do this in a way that supports our sustainability strategy and leverages the unique environmental benefits of these advanced materials.”

*Epsilyte production expansion investments are subject to permitting and regulatory approval.

About Epsilyte

Epsilyte is one of North America’s leading producers of advanced insulation materials. We are a large-scale company focused on meeting customers’ needs for lightweight, energy-efficient and low-carbon materials. This includes reducing energy use in buildings, ensuring safe and healthy food through innovative packaging technology, protecting lives in hard hats and car seats, and enabling profitable infrastructure investments worldwide.

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