We take pride in offering safe, enduring and eco-friendly surfacing solutions, such as Matta™ Products. These materials are more sustainable compared to other commercially available surfaces, such as Soft Fall Bark and Wet Pour Rubber – all while providing a safer, higher quality, longer lasting product. Further information is available on Matta™ sustainability on the Matta™ website via this link: https://www.mattaproducts.com/sustainability
Matta’s safety surface tiles are heavy-duty and hard-wearing while leaving the lightest possible impact on the environment. The following video explores Matta’s record on sustainability.
Since 1992, Matta™ has turned over 60 million kg of trash otherwise destined for landfill – tyres, cables, road cones, and even gumboots – into highly durable and safe surfacing products that are themselves recyclable.
The Recycling Process
Waste plastic for the top layer safety tiles are sourced from a range of industries; including healthcare, construction and transport. Rubber buffing’s for the underlying shock pads are sourced from truck tire retreading operations.
Washing and Testing
Recycled plastic and rubber is washed and graded to ensure only quality materials are used for processing.
Compounding and Blending
Recycled plastic and pigments are blended with compounded virgin plastic to ensure product quality.
Moulding and Quality Testing
The compounded plastics are then injection moulded to form top layer tiles, and rubber buffing’s are ‘baked’ in a purpose-built oven to form shock pads. All batches are tested for fall height attenuation and quality assurance.