Tigard, Oregon-based Agilyx Corp., which chemically recycles plastics into chemical intermediates, fuels and virgin-like plastics, has announced that it is leveraging its existing plastic feedstock management system to create a new subsidiary company named Cyclyx International Inc. The new company will help to develop supply chains that will aggregate and preprocess larger volumes of postuse plastics than current systems can support, Agilyx says.

Over the last 16 years, through research and commercial operations, Agilyx says it has developed the industry’s largest database and predictive analytics around the chemical complexity embedded in scrap plastics. In 2019, the company partnered with Boston-based General Electric (GE) through its licensing and research divisions to develop artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive modeling and optimization tools that use Agilyx’s data and domain knowledge to increase plastic recycling rates for all postuse plastics and create new recycling pathways.

The Cyclyx platform has been developed to be an industry consortium comprised of partners across the value chain, which will enable Agilyx and GE to have much broader impact across many other industry sectors with plastic recycling solutions.

“We initially developed Cyclyx to help source plastic feedstocks appropriate for facilities we are currently developing on three different continents,” says Joe Vaillancourt, president of Cyclyx. “We quickly discovered that our process was greatly needed by others in the advanced recycling as well as mechanical recycling industries. As a result, we have created Cyclyx so that Agilyx and many other companies can work together to help bridge that gap.”

GE has developed and applied digital solutions across its major industry sectors in aviation, energy, health care and transportation that have delivered more efficient products and services for GE and its customers, Agilyx says. GE is now applying that model with Agilyx to deliver transformational improvements in plastics recycling.