Greencast® is cast acrylic (plexiglass/pmma) that is made from 100% recycled pre- and post-consumer acrylic with all the excellent characteristics of standard cast acrylic. Greencast® can now also be ordered in a number of transparent colours, such as red (also translucent), light blue and blue, green and glasslook.
Greencast® is the most sustainable and especially green choice in the acrylic world. Greencast® acrylic is crystal clear material, colourfast and is UV-resistant. The major advantage of this material is that it can be recycled time and time again and it can be reused. It is therefore a circular material. PyraSied can of course take back the material after use to recycle it again. So, all good reasons to choose recycled Greencast®!
The Greencast® recycled transparent colours collection is the durable, circular variant of the normal cast transparent colours collection.
PyraSied has Greencast® 100% recycled acrylic in stock in various variants: clear, white, black, coloured and opal (PyraLed® 4 Greencast® version). These variants are standard colours in certain thicknesses and can be ordered directly via the webshop or via e-mail.
The recycled transparent colours are in stock in different thicknesses depending on the thickness. The standard thickness is 3 mm and a number of colours are also available in 8 mm thickness. The maximum sheet size for 3mm thick sheets is 3050x2030mm. The maximum sheet size for 8mm thick sheets is 3020x2020mm.
Greencast® is part of our collection of environmentally friendly plastics. Here you will find all different stock colours in Greencast® 100% recycled acrylic, but also other collections such as Smile Plastics and the Durat® Palace collection. Those are design sheets that are (partly) made of recycled plastic waste.
Colours other than the stock types can be cast with a certain minimum order quantity. Ask our Sales & Support department (email@example.com) for more information.
Greencast® is a cast acrylic with all the good properties of cast PMMA / Plexiglas. This allows recycled acrylic to be used for the same applications as virgin (not recycled) acrylic. The material is very suitable for projects where sustainability is very important.
Recycled acrylic is widely used in shop interiors, stand and set constructions and the signing branch as secondary windows, glazing, showcases, displays, protective covers, furniture and wall presentations for example. This material is less suitable for very demanding optical applications such as light guide plates. For this we recommend using standard cast acrylic.
Please take a look at our Acrylic Community for some examples of applications with transparent acrylic.
Acrylic is very easy to fabricate. Fabrication possibilities: cutting, milling, laser-cutting, oven bending, bonding, drilling, faceting, polishing, sanding and printing. Do you want more information about how to fabricate acrylic yourself? Take a look at our acrylic fabrications page. Here you can find tips and tricks about the fabrication possibilities of acrylic.
These fabrications can be performed by PyraSied if desired. We deliver from our excellently equipped workshop – where high-tech machinery and traditional craftsmanship ensure optimum results, completely tailored to your drawing or design.
Greencast® is the official brand name of recycled acrylic. Well-known brand names for acrylic (PMMA) are Plexiglas®, Versato®, Altuglas® and Astariglas®.
Greencast® recycled acrylic
71005 transparent glasslook Greencast®, 71021 transparent smoke brown Greencast®, 71039 transparent red Greencast®, 71050 transparent light green Greencast®, 71062 transparent light blue Greencast®, 71072 transparent blue Greencast®, 71075 transparent light grey Greencast®, 71087 transparent anthracite grey Greencast®, 72038 translucent red Greencast®
eco, made from 100% recycled acrylic, optically pure, UV resistant
awards, decors, displays, marine glazing, retail design, signage
architecture, building & renovation, decor building, display building, interior building, laser/engraving companies, plastic fabricators/trade, retail design, signage & advertising, yacht & marine building
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
Colours: 3, 8mm
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.
Acrylic is optically more pure than polycarbonate. Polycarbonate, on the other hand, is much more impact-resistant than acrylic, but yellows faster.
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