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Perspex®re - 100% Recycled Clear Cast Acrylic Disc

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Perspex®re is produced from recycled cast acrylic waste, while still upholding the exceptional qualities of high optical transparency, durability, and UV stability found in virgin PERSPEX® cast acrylic.
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We have the machinery and expertise to manufacture bespoke items in acrylic, polycarbonate and many other plastics, from one-offs to large production runs. Read more about the various services we offer, or complete the form below to request a quote.

CNC Routing

Our advanced Multicam Apex 3R (3 Axis) CNC routers allow us to provide an extensive range of precision CNC routing services. Read more

CNC Laser Cutting

Laser cutting is a fabrication process that uses a thin, intensely focused stream of light to cut through a range of different materials, including plastics and acrylics.  Read more

Diamond & Flame polishing

Edge polishing is a fabrication process that polishes the edges of acrylic panels, removes any cutting marks, and achieves a smooth, glossy finish.  Read more

Rotary & Laser Engraving

Laser engraving is a fabrication process that uses a laser beam to physically remove the surface of a material to create an indentation that is noticeable to both the eye and touch.  Read more

Line Bending

Line bending is a process that’s used to make precise folds in plastic and acrylic components. Our line bending fabrication service allows us to bend plastic and acrylic sheets along a defined ‘line’ – without any need for gluing or joining.  Read more

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Perspex®re is produced from recycled cast acrylic waste, while still upholding the exceptional qualities of high optical transparency, durability, and UV stability found in virgin PERSPEX® cast acrylic.

Whether you're looking to create stunning signage, sleek displays, protective barriers, or modern furniture, Perspex Re Recycled Clear Acrylic Sheet is up to the task. It offers exceptional durability, impact resistance, and weatherability, ensuring your projects stand the test of time.

Key features

  • Made using 100% recycled MMA (Methyl methacrylate)
  • Maintains characteristics of standard Perspex cast acrylic sheet
  • High optical transparency
  • UV stable
  • Suitable for fabrication
  • Helps reduce environmental impact

Typical applications

  • Retail display
  • Signage
  • Glazing
  • Furniture
  • Point of sale
  • Crafting
  • DIY

Detailed description

100% Recycled

Clear Perspex®re is a fully recycled clear cast acrylic sheet. It’s made using 100% recycled Methyl methacrylate (rMMA) gained from acrylic material waste. The rMMA is produced by the depolymerisation of acrylic sheet waste using a cracking and depolymerisation process which recovers MMA (Methyl methacrylate).

High optical transparency

As with the standard clear cast acrylic sheet, the fully recycled product shares the same high optical transparency with a light transmission of 93%. This makes it a great option for glazing, framing and display.

Sustainability

With an expected lifetime of at least 10 years, with no expected significant change to appearance expected within that time, Perspex®re is not only a fully recycled and recyclable product but also benefits from it’s longevity of use when used for applications were sustainability are of concern.

Easy to work with

This recycled acrylic sheet is easy to work with, allowing for cutting, shaping, and fabrication. Its versatility opens up endless possibilities for designers, architects, artists, and DIY enthusiasts, enabling them to bring their visions to life.

Brands

Perspex®

Country of Manufacture

UK

Minimum disc diameter

30mm

Maximum disc diameter

2020mm

Light Transmission

92%

Relative density

1.19 g/cm³

Manufacturers thickness tolerance

+/- 10 % plus 0.4mm (e.g. 5mm cast sheet could vary from 4.1mm to 5.9mm)

Cutting tolerance

+/- 1mm

Material protection

Protective film on both sides

Fire rating

UK Class 3 

Service temperature

-40 to 80°c

Vicat softening temperature

>110°c

Water absorption

0.2%

Material Name/Scientific Name

Poly(methyl methacrylate) "PMMA"

Manufacturers guarantee

10 Year against discolouration

Recyclable

Yes 

Recycled content

100%

We provide a fast delivery service throughout the UK using recognised Couriers such as Royal Mail, DHL, and Parcel Force.

Delivery prices are calculated based on the length of the longest side of the material ordered i.e. the delivery price of a panel measuring 1500mm x 1000mm would be based on the 1500mm dimension. Only one delivery charge is charged per order regardless of how many items are ordered.

UK Delivery costs

Longest side Standard Delivery Express Delivery Order value for FREE delivery
Samples (100mm x 100mm) £2.95 £9.95 £150
Less than 500mm £5.95 £12.95 £150
500mm to 1499mm £9.95 £19.95 £150
1500mm to 2499mm £14.95 £24.95 £150
2500mm or greater £19.95 £29.95 £300

Standard delivery for all accessories is £7.95, or £12.95 for Express delivery.

All prices listed include VAT.

European/EU Delivery

We have temporarily disabled European delivery for orders placed through our website whilst we make changes to ensure that the correct rate of EU VAT is being charged. Our team can however manually process orders so please contact us if you require delivery to the European Union.

Delivery Times

We process and dispatch the vast majority of orders within 48 hours of receiving the order, however our guidelines for delivery times are listed below:

  • Standard delivery (3-5 working days)
  • Express delivery (2-3 working days)

Express Delivery

If you require faster delivery you may wish to consider choosing our Express Delivery option at the checkout. Express Delivery orders are prioritised over standard orders and delivered using a recognised nationwide courier.

Next Day Delivery

Next Day delivery is not available via our website due to the volume and bespoke nature of orders we receive on a daily basis. However, if you need to place an order and require Next Day delivery please contact us – we will make every effort to meet your requirements and deadlines.

Remote Areas

Due to the nature of the ”made to measure” products we supply, we provide delivery prices at a standard rate and reserve the right to cancel an order should it become economically unviable to fulfill the order. In these extremely rare circumstances, the customer will be contacted first to discuss alternative options.

When delivering to some locations we can incur increased Courier delivery costs. Should delivery be required to one of the locations listed below a remote area supplement will be automatically added to the price of delivery during the checkout process.

Longest side Remote area supplement
Samples (100mm x 100mm) £0.00
Less than 500mm £0.00
500mm to 1499mm £5.00
1500mm to 2499mm £10.00
2500mm or greater £15.00

All prices listed include VAT.

Examples of delivery locations which may incur a remote area supplement are:

  • Channel Islands
  • Isle of Man
  • Isles of Scilly
  • Isle of Wight
  • Scottish Islands
  • Scottish Highlands
  • Remote areas of Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

If you require delivery to one of these areas please get in touch to discuss your order.

Can I collect my order from Simply Plastics?

Yes, of course. Orders can be collected from our premises in Colchester, Essex. At the final stage of the checkout process there is a delivery option labelled "Collection/pickup" which is free. Once your order is complete, you will be notified by email along with our address and collection times.

I need my order urgently, can I pay for faster shipping?

Yes. We offer an express delivery service which aims to deliver all orders in 1-3 working days. Orders are delivered by a recognised courier company and may require a signature on delivery.

What are polished edges?

When we cut an acrylic sheet to size, the saw blade/router toolbit produces a matte finish on the edges of the panel. We use a technique called diamond polishing to polish the edges to a bright, smooth and glossy finish.

Our diamond edge-polishing machine polishes the edge of acrylic by running a rotating, diamond tipped wheel along the edge of the material.

You can read more about the techniques used to polish Perspex® in our blog post, The Ultimate Guide to Polishing Perspex®.

Whats the difference between Plexiglass and Plexiglas®?

These two terms are pronounced the same and spelt almost identically, however, Plexiglass is the genericized trademark or proprietary emponym that has become synonymous with acrylic sheeting in most of Europe and North America whereas Plexiglas® is the brand name for acrylic sheets manufactured by Röhm GmbH in Germany. Whilst Plexiglass has become the generic trademark for acrylic sheets in Europe and North America, the brand name Perspex® is synonymous with acrylic sheeting in the UK.

Whats the difference between Plexiglas® and Perspex®?

Both Plexiglas® (most commonly spelt Plexiglass) and Perspex® are brand names of Acrylic sheet. Röhm GmbH, based in Germany, are the manufacturers of Plexiglas® whereas Perspex® is manufactured in the UK by Perspex International Limited. Both manufacturers supply a wide range of colours and thicknesses. Whilst the brand names Plexiglas® and Perspex® are different, ultimately the acrylic sheet that they manufacture is the same albeit each manufacturer might tweek the formulation to increase or enhance UV-resistance, light transmission or colour.

Which applications are best suited to Cast or Extruded Acrylic?

When deciding whether Cast Acrylic or Extruded Acrylic is best for your project it’s worth considering the specific application and desired finish you hope to achieve. The table below provides some examples of the most suitable type of acrylic sheet to use for specific applications.

  Cast Acrylic Extruded Acrylic
Application
  • Signage
  • Laser cutting (edge finish marginally better on extruded, however Cast does not produce burrs)
  • Laser engraving
  • Cutting i.e. sawing and routing
  • Furniture and interior design
  • Shopfitting
  • Exhibitions
  • POS displays
  • Aquariums
  • Museum Quality Glazing
  • Lighting
  • Cosmetic displays
  • Thermoforming (bending, forming, blowing, vacuum forming)
  • Glazing (greenhouse & sheds)
  • Boxes & Display Cases
  • Replacement Picture Framing Glass (note, UV protective acrylic only available in Cast)

In our experience, whilst some projects/applications will require specific characteristics of either Cast or Extruded Acrylic, in most cases the choice can be made based on either colour, thickness or cost, as below:

  • Clear or Colour: Extruded acrylic is generally only manufactured in clear, black and white and therefore if there is a requirement for any other colour, Cast Acrylic is the only choice.
  • Thickness: Cast acrylic is commonly manufactured in thicknesses up to 100mm whereas extruded is generally available in a maximum thickness of 20mm (Simply Plastics stock up to 50mm in Cast and 10mm in Extruded).
  • Cost: Extruded is marginally cheaper and therefore any requirement for a large quantity of sheets/panels, where the benefits of cast acrylic are not important, is likely to be more cost effective produced in Extruded acrylic.

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