Our standard boards are made from 100% mixed waste plastic. This is usually classed as “unrecyclable” plastic and includes bottle tops, crisp packets, cosmetic packaging, food packaging, garden toys etc and means that there could be particles of wood and paper mixed in. Don’t worry, the plastic is cleaned and cooked at over 200 ̊C during processing.
Our board samples are ideal for joiners, makers, designers etc. considering using our materials, to give a general idea of what a full-sized sheet looks like – order the sample most appropriate to your project, or a pack of 3!
Due to the materials being made of up many different polymers, no two boards will be exactly the same, and while we are able to run a similar colour scheme there will be differences in colour and finish effect. If you want to request a specific colour product – contact us directly.
HI Green & HI Black – The HI board is the most utilitarian of our boards. It has a smooth PE/PP surface encapsulating the mixed plastic waste core. It’s really tough, easy to clean, with good chemical resistance. It is hard for paint/graffiti to stick to it unless a key is made by sanding. It is formable, UV stable and can be plastic welded. Ideal for outdoor use, hardwearing joinery and furniture making.
SF White – Our shopfitting board as standard comes in white or black, but can be produced in alternative colours on request. The SF board was developed to be similar to MDF for the shopfitting and furniture industry. It is very stiff, making it more brittle than the HI board, can be painted and laminated with much tighter tolerances. With the advent of self-adhesive “car wrap” material any surface look is achievable. The wraps such as Di-Noc and Coverstyl, do not require a laminating press, and can be applied to one side only. Some of these wraps have a fire rating too. SF has a skin made from polystyrene (old coat hangers) and if used outdoors needs a coating, as it is not UV stable.