CDUK, the Leeds-based supplier of solid surface materials and complementary products, has announced a partnership with surface manufacturer The Good Plastic Company. As part of the new partnership, CDUK will grow its surface material portfolio with the addition of Polygood, The Good Plastic Company’s highly sustainable surface material made from 100% recycled and 100% recyclable plastic. Produced from a wide range of post-consumer and post-industrial plastic waste sources, such as refrigerators to single-use cutlery, electronics and industrial consumables, the material can be used to create contemporary and environmentally conscious furniture, as well as interior or exterior design elements.
The Good Plastic Company was founded in 2018 to contribute to solving the problem of the 400million tonnes of plastic waste generated annually, and with the aim to substitute virgin plastic and other non-sustainable materials everywhere possible, making recycled plastic a new norm in design and architecture.
Polygood panels are manufactured using responsibly sourced waste from a single type of plastic (PS – Polystyrene) to ensure circularity, quality and durability, as well as being waterproof and hygienic to suit a broad scope of applications. Polygood can be used as a structural material, it can be thermoformed to create curves, and CNC routed to add texture and further design features.
Andy Noble, MD at CDUK, said: "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 to deliver outstanding projects. Over the years, we have built a reputation as a trusted partner in the design process by offering our 40-year knowledge and some of the most durable and innovative surface materials on the market. As the industry moves into the next phase of sustainable design, 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."
As part of the new 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 12 naturalistic and modern patterns available in a range of colour palettes. The Bespoke Selection includes 12 unique and bolder patterns, some of which are transparent or translucent and can be backlit or specified for applications including lighting or shower screens amongst others.
Pictured: Polygood White Terrazzo