As its name suggests, Spectra is an illuminating product – in every sense of the word. Created from PET packaging waste with elements of Kaleido, colourful, energetic fragments of Spectra’s previous life running through its core.
The pairing of these flecks with an otherwise translucent aesthetic offers a moment of clarity. Spectra provides a nod to our current reliance on plastic PPE, while serving as a reminder of the polluted waterways that flow directly into our oceans. While its creation may be rooted in a rather uncertain present, though, this beautiful material undoubtedly lights the way to a brighter future.
Available in 5mm, 12mm, 20mm thickness.Shop Spectra samples
We are a small batch manufacturer using craft techniques to make our materials. The raw materials we source for our products vary and therefore the subsequent patterns in our surfaces can vary between batches. 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 and see every quirk, imperfection and mottle telling a different recycling story. Please contact us to discuss this if it could be a problem.
The listed board thicknesses are nominal. Thermal expansion of some sheets can be 2 mm per metre over a 10 degree Celsius range.
We offer a range of in-house finishing services to suit the needs of your creative project.
Our Panel Sizes
Supersize panels: 3000mm × 1200mm
Large panels: 2000mm × 1000mm
Mid panels: 1200mm x 1000mm
Planks: 1000mm x 200mm and 2000mm x 200mm
Small panels: 500mm x 500mm
Note; Often the Supersize, Large and Mid panels will arrive slightly larger – in the range of 1-5cm.
5mm, 12mm, 20mm.
Prices and Lead Times
Panels are not available for purchase through the website. Please get in touch to enquire about prices and lead times, mentioning the quantity and thickness of panels you require. Most of our panels are made to order and we hold very limited stock. Smile Plastics’ terms and conditions apply to all sales.
We make up batches of Spectra material in 5-10 tonne lots and batches will vary depending on the type of packaging we find. The shade and intensity will vary between batches with varying inclusions of multi-colour.
Up to 90kg – dependant on panel size and thickness