Acrylic lasts for years. Strength and durability, as well as transparency, are the material's main assets. Since it is not biodegradable and lasts for decades by design, acrylic needs to stay out of landfills as a first priority. At Spiroplastic, we have made a commitment to a circular economy for acrylic, where our cast sheets are made from our own recycled materials. We are a major recycling center for acrylic waste as well as a manufacturer of the highest quality sheets.
Spiroplastic’s exceptional recycling process.
The majority of recycling centers will not take acrylic sheets. They are difficult to break down for recovery of usable materials. We do recycle acrylic sheets. Acrylic is what is called a Group 7 plastic which along with acrylic consists of nylon and styrene. These plastics are considered non-recyclable. However, we specialize in acrylic manufacturing from recycled materials. We are able to recover usable material with a purity of at least 99%.
Our commitment to reducing waste from landfills can’t be done without a great product. We produce standardized high-quality cast acrylic sheets from PMMA scrap that can replace the ones made from raw materials. Don’t take our word for it, order a free sample today
First, we shred the scrap sheets.
Next, we heat things up
This is where we use the pyrolysis process to get the monomers out of the shredded acrylic sheets. Monomers are molecules that easily bond with other polymer forming molecules.
Pyrolysis is the thermal decomposition of materials at elevated temperatures in an inert atmosphere. It involves a change of chemical composition and is irreversible.