PERSPEX®re, cast acrylic sheets made using 100% recycled methyl methacrylate (rMMA), have been assessed in line with our MISSION: TOGETHER. RESPONSIBLE. The product currently achieves a FIVE-DOT classification with a total of 9 points.
We use 100% recycled methyl methacrylate (rMMA) for the production of our PERSPEX®re cast acrylic sheets. The material is obtained from PMMA scrap and waste produced during manufacturing processes. Furthermore, all raw materials used in making our PERSPEX®re sheets also comply with the requirements of the most recent version of the European Union Chemicals Regulation (REACH). In particular, PERSPEX®re sheets do not contain 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.
Owing to the MMA used as a raw material in the manufacturing process, PERSPEX®re contains fossil carbon. By using 100% recycled MMA in the manufacture of PERSPEX®re acrylic sheets, a valuable contribution is made to reduction in waste and C02 as this cuts down on the amount of virgin material required.
Acrylic glass (PMMA) is a 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®re 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®re 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®re is a product offering sustainable, long-term use and excellent product performance.
PERSPEX®re sheets can be converted back into their original raw material, methyl methacrylate (MMA), using various recycling processes.