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    What is the difference between Greencast®, Ecocrylic® and Clean-Sky®?

    Greencast® is the brand name for all recycled cast acrylic sheets made from 100% recycled acrylic.

    Ecocrylic® is the brand name for all recycled extruded acrylic sheets made from 70% recycled acrylic.

    Clean-Sky® is the brand name for all recycled acrylic tubes made from 100% recycled acrylic.

    How is acrylic recycled?

    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.

    Can I purchase Greencast® 100% recycled acrylic?

    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
    White: 3mm
    Black: 3mm

    Is Greencast® 100% recycled acrylic identical to ‘virgin’ clear acrylic?

    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

    Is it also possible to recycle Greencast® 100% recycled material?

    Yes, this is possible! If you have acrylic that you do not use anymore, please contact us! (sales@pyrasied.nl)

    Does acrylic have a cradle-to-cradle certification?

    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.

    What is the difference between cast acrylic and extruded acrylic?

    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.

    WE Fashion Flagshipstore Amsterdam - PyraSied Xtreme Acrylic
    Decorative panels of Greencast® transparent smoke colours

    Transparent coloured sheets made of 100% recycled acrylic have been used here as a decorative panel as a colour accent for the new WE Fashion store in Amsterdam. The stylish base is neutral and timeless and if you look closely, you will see that surprising materials and solutions have been chosen to achieve this. The interior is modular and flexible. The colours are neutral and are combined with exciting accents and partly recycled material combinations.

    WE Fashion Flagshipstore Amsterdam - PyraSied Xtreme Acrylic
    WE Fashion Flagship store checkout cabinet made of cutting boards

    Sustainability was an important starting point for the design of WE Fashion's new flagship store in Amsterdam. And that is reflected in the use of materials! In the store, you will find, for example, a checkout cabinet made from the Smile Plastics collection, type Black Dapple. Black Dapple panels are made entirely of plastic cutting boards.

    Environmentally friendly plastics from Pyrasied

    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, opal and more than 15 colours, 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, 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.

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