18th May 2023 | IN PRODUCT NEWS | BY SBID ShareTweetPinterestLinkedIn CDUK, the Leeds-based supplier of solid surface materials and complementary products, including Corian® Solid Surface, PaperStone® and M|R Walls, announces a partnership with surface manufacturer The Good Plastic Company. As part of the new partnership, CDUK grows 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 400 million 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. With the annual capacity to produce more than 50,000m2 of recycled plastic panels in two factories in the Netherlands and Ukraine, the newly formed partnership provides architects and designers with a sustainable material that can be widely rolled out for large-scale projects in the commercial, office, hospitality, and healthcare sectors. Polygood is suitable for many vertical and horizontal applications, for both interiors and exteriors, including residential and commercial furniture, bathroom surfaces, washrooms (shower enclosures & vanity units), retail and exhibition plinths, counters, booths, signage, and lighting. With a Cradle-to-cradle certification pending, Polygood will help to achieve project credentials such as BREEAM and WELL. In line with its current commitment to support designers and architects in their design journeys, CDUK delivers Lunch & Learn or informal CPD sessions for the A&D community to provide them with all the tools, product training and inspiration needed to design and create with its portfolio, including Polygood, as well as technical specification support and advice throughout the whole design process. Andy Noble, Managing Director at CDUK, comments: “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 twelve naturalistic and modern patterns available in a range of colour palettes. This range is designed to be aesthetically pleasing and sustainable, reflecting current trends to ensure the designs are stylish and modern. 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. William Chizhovsky, the founder and CEO of The Good Plastic Company, says: “We’re thrilled to start this partnership with CDUK. With 43 years of experience and a strong reputation to leverage, CDUK is a perfect match for our high-quality and capacity manufacturing and our diverse range of patterns. Together, we’ll continue to evolve the Polygood range to meet UK and Ireland customers’ needs in a key and fast-growing market for sustainable surface materials. We look forward to reaching more customers who share our vision of a sustainable future, and to making further steps towards achieving a circular economy.” Polygood is available exclusively through CDUK in the UK and Ireland markets from 24th April 2023. All colours, panel sizes and thicknesses are available in stock. Explore the collection About CDUK CDUK is a supplier of surface materials and complementary products to the specification market in the UK and Ireland, including architects, interiors designers, kitchen designers, fabricators and contractors. Having built a strong reputation as the exclusive distributor of Corian® Solid Surface in the UK and Ireland, CDUK now offers an extended range of services as well as products from a number of leading brands. Visit Profile If you’d like to feature your news or stories on SBID.org, get in touch to find out more. If you’d like to become SBID Accredited, click here for more information.