This is Metem, a material distributed by Minnesota-based Intectural, a sister company of Epicurean Cutting Surfaces and Loll Designs. Metem is made with old milk jugs — like Loll’s Rapson Collection — or to be more specific, post-consumer recycled high density polyethylene (HDPE). It’s highly durable and requires no maintenance, according to Intectural, and can used inside or out in wet or dry applications.
Metem comes in 4′ x 8′ panels in three thicknesses, 1/2″, 5/8″, and 1″, as well as custom sizes and thicknesses.
The panels can be used for indoor and outdoor furniture, cabinetry, partitions, and more demanding applications such as, for example, playground structures and water park amenities. So the material is versatile. Plus, it will not off-gas VOCs and may contribute to various LEED credits, according to Intectural.
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