Durat Plus

Introducing 80% recycled solid surface

Date: 03.05.2024

Durat Plus 80% recycled solid surface R&D Samples

Durat Plus is the world’s first commercially available solid surface material combining recycled PET resin and recycled solid surface. Durat Plus, developed by Durat, can use any manufacturer's solid surface as a raw material. The resin is made from recycled PET plastic, as used in plastic bottles.

Durat Plus contains up to 80% recycled materials. Its carbon footprint is half that of a traditional Durat, which contains 30% recycled material and is fully recyclable.

Durat Plus has a distinctive appearance, which is different from the traditional Durat: the uniform base colour is filled with speckles made of recycled solid surface. The first edition Durat Plus white, has a fairly uniform overall appearance, with a very subtle texture.

Strengthening the circular economy

Over the past few years, Durat has invested heavily in in-house material development. Durat Plus is the first major result of a material development effort to improve the circular economy.

“The aim is to implement the circular economy more effectively in all operations and significantly reduce its climate impact. One of the ways to advance the circular economy is to increase the share of recycled materials. The objective is to make use of a wide array of pre and post consumer recyclable materials and develop a 100% closed material loop”, says Mervi Puska, Durat's Materials Development Manager.

Now that we also recycle other manufacturers' surplus and end-of-life furniture, we will be able to have a much broader impact on the plastic waste problem," says Heikki Karppinen, managing director of Durat.

Durat's goal is to be carbon neutral at the latest by 2025.

Durat Plus samples moodboard - first to market circular solid surface with 80% content.

Pioneer in circular economy

Durat has been a pioneer in circular economy in Finland over the past 33 years. With intelligent innovation and design they regenerate waste material to new products while reducing negative impacts. The long lasting quality and ability to refinish or repair make Durat a more sustainable product.

Durat material offers designers almost infinite opportunities to create surfaces. The sheets can be used to create coherent, seamless surfaces nearly endless lengths with various edge designs and inlays, with seams sanded to be imperceptible. With its stylish appearance and durability, it is the perfect material for public spaces, hotels, cruises, hospitals as well as private homes.

Durat PLUS creamy warm white solid surface with 80% recycled content