Discover this beautiful and unique collection of Smile Plastics made from 100% post-consumer plastic waste such as plastic PET bottles, chopping boards and packaging materials. Each sheet is unique and has its own design.
PyraSied currently has 6 types of the Smile Plastics design collection in stock, but much more is possible! The stock types are Kaleido, Black Dapple, Blue Dapple, Alba, Charcoal and Ocean in 12mm and 20mm. Each type is made from a different type of plastic. The maximum sheet size is 2000x1000mm. All our stock items can be ordered cut-to-size via the webshop.
Kaleido is a very colourful sheet and is made entirely of plastic PET bottles. One sheet contains between the 650 and 2500 plastic bottles, depending on the thickness. If you look closely at the sheet, you can even discover a barcode for example. This sheet has a dynamic character, the sheet seems to move in front of your eyes. The coloured spots all lead to a point where more spots are concentrated. Since this sheet is made entirely of PET bottles, the material has the same properties as the plastic PET. This means that the material has a very good fire classification (B2 according to the European standard EN13501) and therefore can be used as the only plastic in public spaces such as airports. The material will look great in the business lounge for passengers as a bar or counter front, for example.
The Charcoal sheet is made from PET packaging material and is deep black with white flakes. Charcoal has the same characteristics as Kaleido, it is made from the same material. Kaleido and Charcoal are suitable as table- and worktops, bar- and counter fronts, furniture and splashbacks.
The Ocean is the only translucent/see-through sheet from the classic collection and is, just as Charcoal, made from used packaging. This material has the same characteristics as PET. The application field of Ocean is broad since it can also be used for lighting applications such as translucent walls and furniture.
Alba is a white, marble-like sheet with flakes of gold and silver of the foil on yoghurt cups. Alba is stiff material and therefore suitable for table tops, furniture or in constructions. The material
is resistant to moisture and is UV stable. Alba is reasonably scratch-resistant. Any scratches can be sanded and polished. Important: HIPS is a flammable material and must, therefore, be placed at a great distance from an open flame.
The Dapple sheets are made from cutting boards and packaging material. One sheet contains around 100 to 150 cutting boards. Since this sheet is made from HDPE, the material is not suitable for the laser and cannot be bond. This material is also difficult deformable. The Dapple sheets are ideal for table- and worktops, bar- and counter fronts and furniture. The Dapple sheets have a very small thickness tolerance of +/- 0.2 mm as they are flattened with the milling machine. If you are looking for material in specific 12 or 20mm, this type is the most suitable. Other types have a thickness tolerance of +/- 1mm.
The Smile Plastics sheets can be used for a large number of applications. The material is applicable for table tops, bar and counter fronts, wall coverings, displays, furniture, food presentations, partitions and decors. For more information, you can take a look at our Acrylic Community.
These sheets are easy to fabricate with woodworking machines. Contact us for more information. PyraSied can fabricate the material for you. For more information, you can take a look at our fabrication page.
Recycled design plastics
Alba, Black Dapple, Blue Dapple, Charcoal, Kaleido, Ocean
architecture, decor building, display building, interior building, plastic fabricators/trade, retail design, Sanitary & installation, signage & advertising, yacht & marine building
awards, bar- and counter fronts, decors, displays, food presentations, furniture, partition walls, retail design, signage, wall cladding
Contact us for more information.
Any good carpenter or builder should be able to work with and install our panels using sharp woodworking equipment. For more detailed information, check out our handling instructions.
Yes, we can do all the fabrications for you.
Yes, you can. For routing we generally recommend you use sharp tools, slow feeds and fast speeds. For more detailed information, view our handling instructions.
Yes, you can thermoform our panels. The 5mm version will be the easiest to thermoform.
People use our materials for a wide range of applications from small-scale products and furniture to large-scale commercial interiors. The materials are very well suited to areas that get wet like in the bathroom as they are completely waterproof, rot resistant and resistant to most stains.
A number of customers have successfully used for panels for exterior use, and Dapple has been used to clad the exterior of buildings in the UK.
Our panels are 100% waterproof and rot resistant, but in general it’s best to avoid direct sunlight and large temperature variations:
– UV rays can begin to degrade the surface of the plastics particularly the yoghurt which will yellow on the surface (but you can sand down).
– Large temperature changes may also cause the panels to warp slightly, particularly if the there is a temperature differential across the two sides of the panel, but the panels should return flat when returned to room temperature.
If you have a larger project which requires good resistance to the elements then we may be able to create a bespoke material to meet your needs.
We do not recommend our classics materials as flooring as they can get slippery when wet. You could explore making small tiles, routing grooves in the material or applying a slip resistant coating to the surfaces, but you do this at your own risk. Alternatively, we could create a bespoke material suitable for this application – contact us to discuss further.
Lots of people do use our materials as kitchen work surfaces – they are easy to clean, waterproof, rot proof and resistant to stains, however you do need to bear in mind the following:
– Scratch resistance – our materials typically have medium scratch resistance but some of our materials are more scratch proof than others. Kaleido, Charcoal and Ocean are our most resistant materials, whilst Dapple is our softest (made from recycled chopping board plastic) and will scratch in the same way that a chopping board will. In either case, you will need to look after the surface. The pattern of the material is often such that it disguises any scratching if it does happen, and you can refinish the surface if required.
– Heat resistance – It is fine to put a hot cup of tea directly onto our surfaces. However, applying a sustained heat at +95 degrees may cause the material to denature (burn, warp etc) over time. Avoid placing any of our materials close to a strong heat source, and in particular avoid any open flames as some of the materials are flammable. We’d also recommend giving the surface a really good supporting substructure and securing it well from the underside to reduce warping through heat fluctuations.
Our recommendation is to use our thickest material, 20mm, for all tables and shelving as well as designing a good supporting substructure. A 2m x 1m table top with just 4 posts going directly into the panel underside is not going to be sufficient to support the material, and the panel may warp over time through gravity and excess weight.
Yes, this is possible. Bespoke materials tend to take 3-4 months to make up once they have been approved by you.
We will kick things off by discussing your needs in terms of application, quantities, colours and patterns. If you have a mood board to share with us, that will be really helpful.
The next step is for us to make a series of test tiles at approx. 15cm x 15cm to test and refine your idea. Once you have approved the material, we may want to test it at full-size panel scale before going into production.
Costs: As part of the R&D we charge £100+VAT for each test tile we make up for you.
The three bars are designed by Untitled Projects. Untitled projects has chosen the Smile Plastics collection for the top layer of the three bars in three different types: Kaleido, charcoal and black dapple. Each sheet is unique and has its own story and characteristics. Take a good look at the Kaleido sheet. Perhaps you can discover a barcode! These barcodes come from the PET bottles that are incorporated in them, each sheet is different.
This vanity is made from a customer-specific type from Smile Plastics made from plastic waste such as packaging material. By using this sheet material, the bathroom cabinet has become a real eye-catcher in the room! It is possible to have your own Smile Plastics produced with plastic waste. Ideal for your own interior concept. A customer-specific production is already possible from 1 full sheet.
More than 35 years of experience in performance plastics
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