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PERSPEX® XT re

EXTRUDED ACRYLIC SHEETS MADE FROM RECYCLED PMMA

Sustainable solution for a wide range of applications.

  • Made from at least 95 % recycled material from PMMA sheet waste
  • Lighter than glass
  • Good optical properties
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  • FIVE-DOT-MISSION
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PERSPEX® XT re are extruded acrylic sheets comprising at least 95 % recycled material from PMMA sheet waste. Available in clear transparent as well as in black and white opaque versions, PERSPEX® XT re comes in a range of different thicknesses and offers the same outstanding properties as extruded acrylic sheets manufactured conventionally. PERSPEX® XT re features brilliant clarity with very good optical properties and excellent colour rendering. It is easy to process and its resistance to weathering and ageing is very good. PERSPEX® XT re is the sustainable solution for a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications. The sheets are used, for instance, in high-class POS/POP displays, trade fair construction and also for shop counters and display cases.

Designation Value
Brand PERSPEX® XT
Serie re
Material Acrylic sheets (PMMA)
Applications Displays (POS/POP), Signage, Lettering, Corporate Design, Shop design, Shop window decoration, Interior Design, Furniture, Partitions, Cladding, Model making, Illuminated advertising, Light boxes, Glazing
Specifications External long-term (>3 years), External medium-term (<3 years), External short-term (<1 year), Good optical clarity, High transparency, Good UV and weathering resistance, Service temperature over 80°C, Low temperature resistance below -20°C, Established recycling procedures
Processing Digital printing, Screen printing, Laminating, Laminating, Painting, Spray painting, Lacquering, Contour milling, Laser cutting, Water jet cutting, Sawing, Gluing, Drilling, Riveting, Screwing, Thread cutting, Hot bending, Hot bending, Thermoforming, Engraving, Polishing

PERSPEX® XT FIVE-DOT-MISSION

PERSPEX® XT extruded acrylic glass sheets, offering brilliant clarity, have been assessed as part of our MISSION: TOGETHER. RESPONSIBLE. The product family currently achieves a FIVE-DOT classification with a total of 7 respectively 10 points.

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Recycled content

The current production of our PERSPEX® XT acrylic sheets already contains a proportion of recycled PMMA material. The majority of this material is waste from the manufacturing process which, after being sorted into individual types, can be fed back into the production process as regrind to produce new PERSPEX® XT sheets. We aim to continue increasing the proportion of recycled regrind in the product in the future. The recent introduction of PERSPEX® XT re means we are now able to offer a product comprising at least 95 % recycled material from PMMA sheet waste.

All raw materials used in our PERSPEX® XT sheets comply with the requirements in the current version of the European Union's Chemicals Regulation (REACH). In particular, CRYLON® sheets are free of any of the substances listed in the current version of the ECHA Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC). PMMA does not contain any toxic substances or heavy metals which may cause environmental damage or pose risks to health.

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Fossil CO2 bound in the material

Owing to the MMA used as a raw material in the manufacturing process, PERSPEX® XT contains fossil carbon. However, thanks to its lower density, PERSPEX® XT contains less fossil carbon per m2 than other transparent plastics. As well as the lower density, another factor to note is that, compared with other plastics, the polymer molecule contains a lower percentage of carbon atoms. By using recycled PMMA in the production of PERSPEX® XT re, the amount of new materials required can be significantly reduced. This makes a valuable contribution to lowering CO2 emissions and avoiding waste.

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Product life cycle

Our PERSPEX® XT acrylic glass sheets are made of extruded PMMA, a very robust, highly transparent and extremely durable material featuring excellent UV stability and resistance to weathering and ageing. We guarantee a service life of ten years for the PERSPEX® XT product family. The sheets are protected against the harmful effects of ultra violet rays and there are no significant changes with regard to optical or mechanical properties. When processed, used, and cared for in an appropriate manner, the life cycle of our sheets can be considerably longer than ten years. An extended service life also leads to saving resources as fewer replacements are required. Our PERSPEX® XT sheets are used in a wide variety of interior and exterior applications where priorities include durability, UV stability and, above all, transparency (92 % light transparency for colourless sheets). PERSPEX® XT is a product offering sustainable, long-term use and excellent product performance.

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Recyclability

PERSPEX® XT sheets can be converted back into their original raw material, methyl methacrylate (MMA), using various recycling processes. Most modern recycling processes for extruded acrylic glass sheets use mechanical processes which, after sorting the material by type and grinding the PMMA sheets or waste material, feed the regrind back into manufacturing processes to produce new sheets. This is already being implemented in the production of our PERSPEX® XT re sheets. In addition to mechanical recycling, the PMMA waste material can also be converted into an MMA liquid monomer using chemical recycling (through depolymerisation). The MMA recovered can then be reused to create, among other things, new PMMA sheets which comply with the highest quality standards. Renowned chemical companies are currently undertaking intensive research into improved depolymerisation technologies to achieve a more efficient and sustainable means of recovering the precious raw material MMA. For PERSPEX® XT HC sheets, recycling by means of depolymerisation is recommended due to the abrasion-resistant coating on one or both sides.

Colour Code Thickness (mm)
Clear RX00 2 – 6
White R1X9 3 – 6
Black R9X1 3 – 6

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