17 May 2023
At Perspex®, we are committed to minimising any environmental impact from our products and processes. A key component of our long term sustainability goals resides within our materials themselves, many of which are 100% recyclable and manufactured in the UK.
We offer products that reduce the need for single use plastic and offer a range of select materials made entirely out of recycled materials, a popular choice amongst our environmentally conscious customers is our innovative PALIGHT® Re-Nu PVC Foam.
Made using recycled off–cuts of PVC Foam Sheet the end result is a unique, 100% recycled substrate that offers excellent printing quality, making it an environmentally friendly alternative to typical signage materials.
Our range of PVC Foam are all uniquely designed to offer their own specialised properties.
The PVC Foam range from Perspex® includes:
Palight: Palight® sheet offers a desirable combination of lightweight versatility and high chemical resistance. Available in a wide range of colours, Palight® surface reflection properties enable it to enhance the vibrancy of ink used when the material undergoes direct printing.
Palight Print Plus: Offering a uniform smooth surface that greatly improves ink coverage via digital, screen and vinyl printing, Palight Print Plus provides a markedly brighter white colour and enhanced imagery properties to suit applications such as exhibition stands.
Palight 2001: Easily fabricated and available in cut to size personal specifications, Palight 2001 provides a stunning gloss finish on one side and a satin foam finish on the other. This smooth, flat material also offers good fire resistance.
Palight Print Plus LW: Flexible, easy to handle and perfect for short term, indoor applications. Palight Print LW can be cut and fabricated using conventional equipment, making it cost effective whilst retaining a high quality surface for printing and lamination.
Palboard: This hybrid of both solid and foam PVC offers great impact resistance and easy to fabricate properties. Made with a recycled foam core, Palboard is ideal for signage and display applications.
To further discuss any of our high quality PVC Foam range or inform us of your cut to size requirements, contact us today.
PVC Foam boasts many advantages and unique properties, lightweight, moisture and chemical resistance and above all versatility.
Used in a wide range of applications across numerous industries, PVC Foam from Perspex Distribution are commonly used in applications such as -
Signage and Display
Building and Construction
Furniture and Interior Design
Printing and Packaging
The first step of the manufacturing process is mixing a high quality PVC resin with various foaming agents.
Once mixed, the resulting compound is extruded using heat and pressure which causes expansion. The material then takes the form of a continuous foam sheet.
Finally, the now extruded sheet is cooled rapidly to solidify the cellular structure before being cut and shaped into the desired size and thickness.
Simply put, yes. PVC Foam can be recycled using either mechanical or chemical recycling processes.
PVC Foam’s recyclable properties mean it can be reformed into new materials and products, increasing the life cycle of the product and reducing waste whilst minimising environmental impact.
Perspex® Distribution Limited have facilities across the UK, contact us today to discuss your requirements, our expert teams can be reached by calling you nearest Perspex® branch or via our online enquiry form.