Crafting Bespoke Materials
Unleash your creativity with our Custom material development process. Whether you're focussing on a specific colour, theme or raw material source; by mixing together our in-house expertise and your vision, you can create a recycled plastic sheet, cut to size, that is uniquely distinct.
Custom Design Consultation
We've helped some of the world’s best luxury design houses and retail brands design and craft bespoke panels, cut to size for various applications. As a result, we’ve gathered a huge amount of experience in these very precise and demanding sectors, and our amassed knowledge will help guide you. Our Material Specialists' passion for design is limitless, as is their knowledge of what is achievable with our processes. So, whether it’s the very early stages of a project, a waste stream you'd like to explore, or you'd simply like to understand whether a custom plastic material is right for your project, an informal chat with one of our Specialists is the perfect place to start.
Your Material, Your Way
Working with our Material Designers, we can help you produce a made to measure plastic sheet to meet your project requirements. We take your concepts and mood boards and bring them to life through a sampling process, so you can check every element of your design before the final production run. You will discover what is possible and the limitless opportunities for creativity.
Our minimum order quantity for Custom recycled plastic sheets starts at twenty 3000mm x 1200mm panels in any thickness.
Aesthetic Creative Freedom
Whilst there are some constraints in the visual language and patterns that we can produce with our raw materials and unique processes, there is real freedom to play with colours, patterns and styles based on your mood board.
You may be after some tweaks to a current or previous edition of a Smile Plastics material, or want to develop more complex patterns that evolve across multiple recycled plastic sheets for a larger-scale installation.
Raw Material Selection
We can work with various thermoplastics, papers, organic materials, and memorabilia to create encapsulated or fully integrated materials. Our Material Specialists are happy to review any input materials you’d like us to use.
Originating materials we have worked with include CDs, banknotes, wellies, electric cabling, Christmas decorations, toys, paper, plastic straws, wood shavings, coffee grounds, foliage, and marine litter. Please note, we can’t work with heavily contaminated waste or metals.
Made to Measure
Our standard thickness formats are 5, 12, and 20mm but we are able to supply other thicknesses on request, and our recycled plastic sheets can be cut to size.
Flexible and Versatile
We can look at developing bespoke materials that have mechanical or technical performance requirements better suited to your project than our collection materials.
This could include material flexibility, UV, weather or fire performance criteria. Get in touch to discuss your project.