Chroma is a recycled-acrylic material by 3form that can be used as a horizontal surface. It’s best used in illuminated designs and is available with a matte finish and thousands of translucent color combinations. Up until now, 3form offered Chroma with 40% pre-consumer recycled content, but the company recently upgraded the formula, as explained in an article about closing the loop.
Specifically, Chroma is now made with 30% total recycled content including 12% pre-consumer and 18% post-consumer recycled content. This, of course, will have a positive influence on credits for LEED projects. It also helps that the recycled-content claim is backed by SCS certification.
Obviously, there’s a big difference between pre-consumer and post-consumer recycled content. Both could be sent to the landfill, but the latter is more likely than the former because it’s been consumed by the end-user and can no longer be used for its intended purpose. Nonetheless, both forms of recycled content have value when mingled to create 3form products like Chroma.