Are the materials water resistant?
Yes, they are all impervious to water and normal household chemicals
Do the plastics smell recycled?
Our sheets have no smell at all.
Are the materials heat resistant?
Up to a point, yes, they will take splashing boiling water and hot coffee mugs but don't put them as a splashback behind a grill, or as a worktop directly over an oven unit.
Are they ok for outside?
Most materials will degrade outside in time, our products are the same. I would not allow them to be used as exterior cladding on a multi-storey building because the failure risk after a few years would be too great. But most of them have been used as exterior signage, window boxes and outdoor furniture.
What plastics are the sheets made of?
Charcoal and Yoghurt are made from high impact polystyrene
Snowflake and Dapple are from High molecular weight polyethylene
Why don't you publish technical performance data?
We make aesthetic sheet, we don't sell them for structural applications. However, they do have toughness and stiffness properties. Please call the technical help line if you need any further assistance.
Can you make special colours?
Yes, on some products and with some colours, but almost always with a minimum quantity.
Do you make actual products or just sheets?
We make sheets but we work very closely with a few good designers and makers so we can often offer a whole package.
Are all your products recycled?
Yoghurt is now made from yoghurt and the moulded inside linings of scrapped refrigerators, all UK sourced
Charcoal was originally disposable plastic cups from vending machines,
Dapple is from our factory waste to which we add 0.03% colour, so it's only 99.97% recycled!
What is the eco-footprint?
Every ton of plastics that we recycle saves on average about 1.5 tons of CO2
Can the materials themselves be recycled?
We hope that our sheets will last for many years, but at the end of their lives, they can certainly be recycled into new products.
Are any toxic gases produced in the manufacturing process?
The temperatures at which we process the plastics are much lower than conventional plastics processing so they show negligible degradation and off-gassing.