What is Metem?

Metem is a 100% post-consumer recycled plastic made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE). One of the most commonly used plastics in the U.S., post-consumer HDPE is a material or finished product that has served its single use and been diverted or recovered from waste destined for a landfill. It is used in products and packaging such as milk jugs, detergent bottles, margarine tubs and garbage containers. In fact, there are an estimated eight recycled milk jugs per pound of Metem.

Manufactured by Metem Plastics, this maintenance-free material is used in a variety of applications where high durability is required, including in wet and dry spaces as well as indoors and outdoors.

Features


  • 100% recycled & recyclable
  • Material contributes to LEED points
  • Can be use indoor and outdoor
  • Offered in a variety of thicknesses

Applications


  • Commercial playground structures
  • Bathroom partitions
  • Skate park construction
  • Exterior cabinetry

Benefits


  • Dense and durable
  • Vibrant colors
  • Through color product
  • Resistant to fading

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Metem Product Line


Metem comes in 4X8 panels and is stocked in three thicknesses: 1/2″, 5/8″ and 1″. Available in the 10 colors below. Note that images of materials are a close representation of color and texture, but actual product color and texture may vary.

Black

Black
Blue

Blue
Brown

Brown
Forest Green

Forest Green
Green

Green
Grey

Grey
Red

Red
Sand

Sand
White

White
recycled poly

Orange


With Piece-o-Sheet, you can buy small pieces of Metem for testing/prototyping and small projects. You get the same high-quality material without buying an entire sheet and paying freight charges.

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Piece O Sheet Metem White