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PDL Introduces 100% Recycled PERSPEX Acrylic

Sheets of Perspex Acrylic
PERSPEX®re is manufactured using 100% recycled methyl methacrylate

Perspex Distribution (PDL) has launched PERSPEX®re, their first range of 100% recycled PERSPEX® cast acrylic sheets. Now available from stock across all 5 PDL branches, PERSPEX®re meets the growing demand from sign makers, printers and end users for recycled substrates with a long lifespan.

PERSPEX®re is manufactured using 100% recycled methyl methacrylate (rMMA), obtained from PERSPEX® acrylic sheet and production waste. This waste is depolymerised using various techniques including a distillation process which recovers methyl methacrylate (MMA), turning this waste back into its original monomer regardless of original colour or aesthetic effect.

A range of commonly ordered colours are currently held in stock including PERSPEX®re clear, opal, dense white and black sheets. As with all PERSPEX® acrylic ranges, a bespoke colour matching service is available enabling customers to order recycled PERSPEX® acrylic in any colour.

PDL Marketing Manager Luke Martyn commented, “We are delighted to launch PERSPEX®re and further increase the availability of recycled products to our customers. There is a strong demand in many sectors to increase their share of recycled products and the introduction of PERSPEX®re further supports this. By using 100% rMMA in the manufacture of PERSPEX®re acrylic sheets, a valuable contribution is made to the reduction of waste and C02 as it cuts down on the amount of virgin MMA required. PERSPEX®re is produced with a 10 year external warranty offering longevity of life and a truly long term sustainable product.”

PERSPEX®re is the perfect choice for a wide range of applications due to its high optical transparency, durability and UV stability. Whether looking for new corporate signage, a high quality POS/POP display, a luxury shop fitting or even individual pieces of furniture and art works – PERSPEX®re will maintain the same properties as material produced with virgin acrylics.

Its 10 year warranty guarantees the sheets against the harmful effects of ultra violet rays and there are no significant changes with regard to optical or mechanical properties. This extended life also leads to saving resources as fewer replacements are required.

PERSPEX®re is a product offering sustainable, long-term use and excellent product performance.

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