Recycled plastic sheet

Brand: Smile Plastics

Applications: Interior design, furniture, countertops (not near flames/heat sources), decorative paneling, small products

Smile Plastics create 100% recycled plastic sheets. Alba is a white sheet with foil and paper flecks made from recycled yoghurt pots (HIPS, High Impact Polystyrene.) Available in 2000x1000mm sheets, in either 12mm or 20mm thickness.


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