ACRYLIC, POLYCARBONATE &
OTHER SHEET PLASTICS
We accept sheet plastic for recycling from sign industries, fabricators and distributors of sheet products. We accept and purchase a large variety of sheet plastics including: lexan, polycarbonate, acrylic, HDPE corrugated, puck board (coroplast, ABS, Nylon and others. We do not accept Sintra (Foamed PVC) sheet.
We service over 300 customers across North America in all segments of commercial, industrial and advertising activity through partnerships with several leading plastic distributors and retailers. We offer a comprehensive recycling service for scrap acrylics and polycarbonates, graphics materials (substrates and a variety of higher end materials) and mechanical/engineering materials (UHMW, LDPE, HDPE, nylons, acetals, ABS). We can service your individual location or develop a recycling program using reverse distribution with your existing plastic sheet suppliers.
We service all scrap sheet plastic generators in our locations served including BC, Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Okanagan, Alberta, Calgary, Edmonton, Washington State, Seattle, Everett, and Tacoma. We also offer these services to companies anywhere on the West Coast through our network of distributors.
Blue Planet Recycling is a full-service recycler, in partnership with major distributors of plastic materials and related products serving customers in the sign and image, transportation, industrial, plastic fabricators and building and construction markets. Our recycling service includes plastic sheet recycling, rod, tube and film recycling, lexan recycling, polycarbonate recycling, acrylic recycling, polypropylene recycling and HDPE sheet recycling, ABS sheet recycling, UHMW-PE recycling, HDPE recycling, nylon recycling, and acetal recycling.
We buy sheet plastic in large quantities or consistent supply.
HOW SHEET PLASTIC RECYCLING WORKS
Sheet plastic recycling (Acrylic, or Polycarbonate resin) is a multi-step process that requires very specialized equipment. Production sheet scrap is sorted, chopped, melted and extruded into plastic pellets. These plastic pellets are then sold to a plastic reprocessor, who will use them in a specific manufacturing process (such as sheet extrusion or injection molding) to create a “new” or “recycled” plastic product.
The first step of the sheet plastic recycling process is inspection, which takes place at Blue Planet Recycling. This process is designed to weed out any foreign materials, contaminants or other plastics. Because plastics have different properties and characteristics, most plastics recycling involves the separation of different plastics by resin type. The only noteworthy exception to this is plastic lumber, which can use different types of plastics.
After the plastic sheets are inspected, they are ground. This serves to clean the material and to get it into a more manageable size for the next few processes. Some dirtier or cross-contaminated materials may require separation by flotation, where certain types of plastic will rise to the top of the flotation tank and others, because of their higher densities, will sink. From there, the plastic regrind is melted by heat and friction inside an extruder. The molten plastic passes through a screen where any remaining contaminants are filtered out. Little pellets emerge and are market ready.
We are committed to selecting local markets for our reclaimed products—we look for local uses and support North American manufacturing. Blue Planet Recycling has a reputation for providing high quality cost-effective reclaimed resins for film, pipe, sheet extrusion and injection molding applications.