The aim of this Materials Library is to identify what sustainable materials are local and/or available to use! You may be looking for a particular material but would prefer to use surplus instead of new stock, or perhaps you have a project and are seeking inspiration and insight into other working practices or alternative products. Generally the information provided in this library has been provided through the experience and knowledge of it various users.
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|Description||Often compared to glass, PMMA is much easier to form and fabricate in a range of colours, from tinted to opaque. Frequently used in combination with lighting, it has very high light transmission, which results in glowing colour. It is strong and hard, but a little brittle.|
|Properties||Scratch - resistant. High strength and stiffness. Transparent and resistant to weathering.|
|Sustainability||Moderate embodied energy. Recyclable, identified by code #7, 'other'. Impractical to separate from mixed waste.|