Circular solutions for sheet materials: CDUK partners with The Good Plastic Company.

The Leeds-based supplier of solid surface materials and complementary products, CDUK announces a brand-new partnership with the surface manufacturer, The Good Plastic Company.

Expanding its material offering of Corian® Solid Surface, PaperStone® and M|R Walls even further, CDUK welcomes Polygood to its product portfolio.

Made from 100% recycled and recyclable Polystyrene (PS), this highly sustainable surface material grants more responsibly manufactured solutions to architects and interior designers when specifying sheet materials. It’s applications are extensive, varying from contemporary and environmentally conscious furniture, to interior or exterior design elements.

Polygood panels are manufactured using responsibly sourced waste from a single type of plastic, Polystyrene (PS) to ensure circularity, quality and durability, as well as being waterproof and hygienic to suit a broad scope of purposes. It can be used as a structural material, thermoformed to create curves and CNC routed to add texture and further design features.

As part of the freshly formed partnership, CDUK and The Good Plastic Company co-curated two ranges of colours to respond to the market’s needs – the Core Range and the Bespoke Selection. The Core Range is a collection of twelve naturalistic and modern patterns available in a range of colour palettes. This range is designed to be aesthetically pleasing and sustainable, reflecting today’s trends to ensure the designs are current and design-led. The Bespoke Selection includes 12 unique and more adventurous patterns, some of which are transparent or translucent and can therefore be backlit or specified for applications including lighting and shower screens.

This partnership marks another important step in our company’s journey, as it further demonstrates our commitment to providing architects, designers and fabricators with the best and most innovative materials on the market. We are proud to be the sole distributor of Polygood in the UK and Ireland to actively contribute to reducing waste and achieving net-zero targets - Andy Noble, Managing Director at CDUK

Polygood is suitable for many vertical and horizontal applications for both interiors and exteriors including; residential and commercial furniture, bathroom surfaces, washroom application such as shower enclosures and vanity units, retail, exhibition plinths, counters, booths, signage, and lighting. With a Cradle-to-cradle certification pending, Polygood will help to achieve project credentials such as BREEAM and WELL.

Founded in 2018, The Good Plastic Company is on a mission to solve the problem of the 400 million tonnes of plastic waste generated annually. With the aim to substitute virgin plastic and other non-sustainable materials everywhere possible, The Good Plastic Company are making recycled plastic a new norm in design and architecture.

Smattering surfaces with remnants of a wide-range of post consumer and post industrial plastic waste sources, The Good Plastic Company advocate new uses and revised meaning to discarded objects such as; refrigerators, single use cutlery and electronics. They even put to use the waste streams from their own manufacturing process with Polygood Sea Foam, utilising the CNC shavings of other Polygood panels in the design process.

With the annual capacity to produce more than 50,000m2 of recycled plastic panels in two factories in the Netherlands and Ukraine, this partnership provides architects and designers with a sustainable material that can be widely rolled out for large-scale projects in the commercial, office, hospitality and healthcare sectors.

William Chizhovsky, the founder and CEO of The Good Plastic Company, comments:

"We're thrilled to start this partnership with CDUK. With 43 years of experience and a strong reputation to leverage, CDUK is a perfect match for our high-quality and capacity manufacturing and our diverse range of patterns. Together, we'll continue to evolve the Polygood range to meet UK and Ireland customers' needs in a key and fast-growing market for sustainable surface materials. We look forward to reaching more customers who share our vision of a sustainable future, and to making further steps towards achieving a circular economy."

In line with its current commitment to support designers and architects in their design journeys, CDUK delivers Lunch & Learn or informal CPD sessions for the A&D community to provide them with all the tools, product training and inspiration needed to design and create with its portfolio. This includes Polygood, as well as technical specification support and advise throughout the whole design process.

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