Durat Plus from Surface Matter contains up to 80% recycled materials.

Combining recycled PET resin and recycled solid surface, Durat Plus - available to specify through Material Source Studio Manchester partner, Surface Matter, is the first of its kind.

Developed by Durat, the Durat Plus range can use any manufacturer's solid surface as a raw material. The resin is made from recycled PET plastic, as used in plastic bottles. And it contains up to 80% recycled materials. Its carbon footprint is also half that of a traditional Durat surface, which contains 30% recycled material and is fully recyclable.

Durat Plus has a distinctive appearance, which is different from the traditional Durat: the uniform base colour is filled with speckles made of recycled solid surface.

Generally, Durat is available in 300 vibrant colours with 12 patterned textures, achieved by adding different coloured flecks. The original Durat texture uses only clear recycled plastic granules. Though custom colours and speckles can be tinted to order.

Over the past few years, Durat has invested heavily in in-house material development. Durat Plus is the first major result of a material development effort to improve the circular economy. One of the company's goals is to be carbon neutral by 2025.

“The aim is to implement the circular economy more effectively in all operations and significantly reduce its climate impact. One of the ways to advance the circular economy is to increase the share of recycled materials. The objective is to make use of a wide array of pre- and post consumer recyclable materials and develop a 100% closed material loop”, says Mervi Puska, Durat's materials development manager.

"Now that we also recycle other manufacturers' surplus and end-of-life furniture, we will be able to have a much broader impact on the plastic waste problem", added Heikki Karppinen, managing director of Durat.

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