We’re using a process called molecular recycling, which simply means acrylic (PMMA) will be broken down to its original MMA building blocks. This virgin-quality MMA can then be reused to create brand new acrylic, over and over again.
The technology to do this comes from our US-based partners, Agilyx, who have already helped the polystyrene industry develop a similar process. The next step is purification, which we will manage using the experience we’ve gathered over 25 years with our existing processes.
By 2025, we’re aiming to open our first plant in Europe. It will take in used acrylic and give it a new life.
If you’re considering light-diffusing PMMA for a lighting application, our new Diakon® Light Plus range is your answer. Smooth, even illumination across the surface hides even the most intense LED light sources behind it.