Made from plastic packaging
One panel has 16 – 58kg of mixed waste packaging (depending on thickness)!
Hard, dense and rigid
100% waterproof, rot-proof and strong weather resistance
Solid and consistent, allowing you to have a decorative edge
Moderate scratch resistance, and can be refinished
Can be heat-formed into shapes
Matt/planed finish, and can be polished
Can be machined, drilled, cut (router, CNC), water cut and fixed using adhesives and screws
Our Charcoal material reminds us of stargazing on a cloudless night, searching the inky depths of the universe and being surprised by the sudden motion of a shooting star or comet.
Our Charcoal material reminds us of stargazing on a cloudless night, searching the inky depths of the universe and seeing the sudden motion of a shooting star or comet. Charcoal adds a subtle energy to any space, is easy to work with and pairs well with other plastics. In addition, the thinner 5mm material is translucent and can be back-lit. All these features make Charcoal the perfect medium for designers to launch ambitious new projects.
Our latest version of Charcoal is made from transparent PET, which gives the material a translucency even for our thicker panels.
Every Charcoal panel is unique and patterns may vary from sheet to sheet and from batch to batch. If you strictly need to minimise colour variation, discuss your needs with us prior to order to make sure all your material comes from the same batch.
We try very hard to make our sheets as blemish-free as we can, but they are not perfect; for example they may have dimples and minor marks which are outside our control. Please call us to discuss this if it could be a problem.
The listed board thicknesses are nominal: thermal expansion of some sheets can be 2mm per metre over a 10 degree (Celcius) range.
200x100cm, though often the panel will arrive slightly larger with unfinished edges (approx 209x109cm).
5mm, 12mm, 20mm
Prices and lead times
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about prices and lead times, mentioning the quantity, and thickness of panels you require and any deadlines. Most of our panels are made to order and we hold very limited stock. Expect 6-8 week lead times for most orders. Smile Plastics’ terms and conditions apply to all sales.
We are able to ship internationally within and outside of Europe as individual packages or on double pallets. Please email email@example.com for a quote.
We make up batches of Charcoal material in 5-10 tonne lots and the ratio of white and silver in the material may vary slightly between batches. Previous versions of charcoal were made from black plant pots.
There’s an almost limitless number of ways to use our materials, but the following applications have proven particularly successful:
Store and Exhibition Design – plinths, display counters, cabinets, signage, partitions and furniture
Bar/Cafe/Restaurant Design – counter tops, table tops, partitions, bathrooms, toilet cubicles
Office Design – table tops, shelving, seating, bathrooms
Product and Furniture Design – from jewellery to homeware to dining tables, both indoor and outdoor
Residential – bathroom panels, wet rooms, counter tops, splashbacks, cabinet doors, furniture and shelving
Recreation – playgrounds, swimming pools and spas