Environmental Disclosures

ACRYLIC

Please see specific pattern page for core options.

Recycling, Manufacturing, Furniture, LEED for Retail & Construction

 

ACRYLITE® GP

 

ACRYLITE® GP acrylic sheet is a cell-cast sheet made to exacting standards, offering excellent optical characteristics, light stability and low internal stress levels for consistent performance. ACRYLITE GP sheet is available in a wide range of standard sizes and thicknesses, in colors and colorless and low minimum order quantities.

 

No matter which of our core materials you specify, we are committed to minimizing our environmental impact.

 

Operating under the Guiding Principles of Responsible Care®, we strive to continuously improve our health, safety, and environmental performances. By becoming a national member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), we take environmental stewardship a step further. Our goal is to improve the environment by supplying sustainable and long-living acrylic products to the green building sector and to all other markets we serve.

 

 

Recycling

•Evonik Cyro acrylic products are one of the most readily recyclable plastics. Some grades can be re-extruded many times without losing their properties. Our acrylics can be “reverse-polymerized” to yield the original base chemical, MMA, which can then be used to make acrylic again or a number of other commercial products.

•Evonik Cyro uses an average of 20 percent and up to 75 percent pre-consumer reclaimed acrylic in its extruded acrylic products.

 

 

Health

•Evonik Cyro is one of the few manufacturers using only colorants that are free of heavy metals in its acrylic products and has done so since the 1980′s.

•Evonik Cyro acrylic products are free of Bisphenol A.

•Evonik Cyro does not add or use plasticizers in the production of our acrylic products.

•Evonik Cyro acrylic products do not contain components such as formaldehyde that can result in the release of harmful vapors or gases.

•Evonik Cyro acrylic products do not contain paints or adhesives.

 

 

Manufacturing

•Evonik Cyro produces its acrylic monomer, polymer, and sheet in integrated manufacturing facilities in several locations across North America, helping to reduce the energy and CO2 impact involved in the transportation of its raw materials and finished products.

•Evonik Cyro operates a “one-of-a-kind” biological pollution control system that uses bacteria to remove and eliminate solvent fumes from its process. This cutting edge technology minimizes the impact of our facility on the environment.

•Evonik Cyro product plants are ISO 14001 certified to meet strict standards of environmental responsibility.

 

 

Furniture

•As a component for furniture or a shelving display our products comply with the credit requirements to obtain 1 point.

 

 

LEED for Retail

 

Environmental Quality (EQ) Credit 4:

•Low-Emitting Materials Option E.

 

 

LEED for New Construction

•Materials and Resources (MR) Credit 5.1

•Regional Materials-10 percent extracted, processed & manufactured regionally.

 

Acrylite® GP Specs (.pdf)