Genan now launches a brand new and ground-breaking product – the GENAN SAFE rubber pellets. Pellets are manufactured through a patent pending, mechanical process and are uniform and size-specific. GENAN pellets are ideal for playground base layers, offering numerous advantages:
Guaranteed availability | Consistent quality | Steel- & dust-free Easy on-site installation | No compaction | Less rubber and binder needed Low bulk density | Outstanding HIC values | Excellent water permeability
The GENAN SAFE pellets are made from Genan rubber powder from end-of-life tyres. Pellets are a most homogeneous product – manufactured with a specific diameter and cut off to a specific length. The diameter of a GENAN SAFE 5 pellet is Ø4.2 mm, and pellets are 5 mm long.
When pellets are laid out, cavities inevitably arise, ensuring excellent water permeability, and creating the optimum conditions for the elastic properties and the energy absorption of the rubber pellets. As GENAN SAFE pellets are so uniform in shape, they have less surface area than traditional granulate. This results in low end-product bulk density, improved elasticity and minimum compaction.
Compared to traditional base layers made with granulate, base layers made with GENAN SAFE pellets require less material. Material savings may be up to 30% – for rubber as well as binder.
OUTSTANDING HIC VALUES
Paramount for playground surfaces is of course that children playing are as safe as possible. Especially from high fall heights, the performance of base layers is put to the test.
When testing playground surfaces constructed for an approved fall height of e.g. 3 m, surfaces with base layers made with GENAN SAFE pellets boast remarkably better results than surfaces with base layers made with traditional granulate. With GENAN SAFE pellets, HIC values below the maximum limit of 1,000 can thus be achieved with a thinner layer.
These excellent results are indeed revolutionary for playground surfacing.