The collected acrylic goes to a company that will remove the PE protective foil of the material. This foil is recycled separately and can be used for roadside poles and sheet piling for example. Then, the residue of the acrylic sheets, tubes et cetera will be shredded into small blocks and is going to be driven in big bags to the acrylic factory.
In a closed vessel, the acrylic, without the addition of oxygen, is heated such that the polymeric plastic disintegrates into the separate “links” where that polymeric resin was composed. These links, the basic building stone, is called monomer. In this case, we make from polymethyl methacrylic (pmma) a monomethyl acrylic (mma). This is a quite simple and clean process. Monomer is vapour at high temperatures. This vapour is collected and – compare this with the combustion of Gin – by cooling in a downward side branch from the top of the vessel, the vapour becomes a liquid again – but in another vessel. The liquid is then completely purified with a filter, so that the colours are removed, leaving a completely clear liquid. The filter residue of this purification is used to heat the recycling installation. The minimal residues, which are left over after combustion – together with the dust particles from the smoke filters- are eliminated. These fractions are very small and not particularly toxic. It is mainly carbon.
The filtered clean monomer is then used to make new, beautifully bright or coloured acrylic sheets, but now from 100% recycled material. This sheet is called Versato® Greencast.
Yes, you can purchase Greencast® online via our web shop. You can also purchase this material via the telephone via our plastic specialists.
We have Greencast® 100% recycled acrylic on stock in:
Clear: 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15 and 20 mm
The characteristics of Greencast® acrylic is 99% identical to ‘virgin’ clear acrylic: a very stable plastic with unprecedented clarity that does not yellow and can be used for many useful, technical or beautiful applications.
The VICAT softening temperature is slightly lower and the clarity of the material is slightly less. This is only noticeable when the light passes through the sheet over minimal 50mm.
Greencast® is just as cast acrylic:
– extremely colour fast
– very stable
– Hardly aging mechanical, optical and thermal properties
Yes, this is possible! If you have acrylic that you do not use anymore, please contact us! (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We have done research with the EPEA, the certificating authority of the cradle-to-cradle organization. That is absolutely feasible and a certificate is possible. The lowest grey level is undoubtedly achievable.
However, for a certification range, PyraSied is a distributor dependent on its producers. Given the time and money to invest, this is not a simple decision for a medium-sized manufacturer, even if we offer financial support in this regard.
There are two main types of acrylic, cast and extruded acrylic. An advantage of cast acrylic is that it is easy to produce in small quantities, which offers flexibility. Extruded acrylic has the advantage that it hardly knows any thickness tolerance.
This completely transparent kitchen is designed by Winnie Maas from MVRDV. This was a very challenging project for us, because everything is transparent! You cannot hide anything. The complete finishing and every detail is visible. The hinges, the sink, the drain, the tap, everything is made of transparent clear acrylic.
Environmentally friendly plastics from PyraSied Xtreme Acrylic. As a forerunner in acrylic and design plastics, we also have a number of collections of environmentally friendly plastics. Greencast® is our collection of cast acrylic in clear, white, black and opal, made from 100% recycled material. Absolutely the most environmentally friendly acrylic collection! Smile Plastics® is our design collection made of 100% post-consumer plastic waste. Durat® Palace is our solid surface collection, the environmentally-friendly alternative to Corian or Hi-Macs.
From our respect for life in general we consciously deal with the environment, people and material. Plastics are not disposable plastics. Our high-quality plastics are quality materials that serve a clear purpose and must and can be used sustainably. We continue to expand our environmentally friendly plastics collections. This does not mean, however, that our ‘virgin’ materials are environmentally unfriendly. Acrylic can continue to be recycled infinitely. That is why we gladly take back virgin material for recycling.
More than 30 years of experience in performance plastics
We deliver quickly, cut to size and always from our own stock everywhere in Europe
We are plastic specialists and provide customized services for all, both serially tailored to your supply chain and one-offs
We develop new design and colour collections annually and guide customer-specific acrylic production for projects
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