Made from chopping boards and plastic packaging
High Density Polyethylene
16 – 58kg of mixed waste packaging per panel, or around 100-150 chopping boards.
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
UV resistance (except our Alba material, which yellows in the sun but 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
This material is food-grade and can be used for preparation of wet foods
Our Dapple material reminds many people of the cross-section of a cabbage, and many others of marble, yet we can’t decide who is right.
Playful yet sophisticated, Dapple’s high contrast patterns give it a lively personality that evoke the material’s millions of years of biological, geological and man-made processes
Dapple has been a long time coming, but we think it has been worth the wait.
To get even more out of the patterns, the material is also slightly translucent which opens up further creative possibilities through backlighting.
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 panel 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).
12mm, 20mm (note 5mm is not available for this material)
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.
Here are some examples of current and past patterns.
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
For more ideas head over to our Inspirations section