Road cones are a common sight on highways, construction sites, and other traffic areas. However, once they reach the end of their life, they become a waste problem. To address this issue, Matta™ has found innovative ways to recycle road cones and turn them into high-quality surfacing products. Play Matta™ and Work Matta™ tiles are made from recycled flexible PVC plastic, and road cones are a great source material of this fPVC. Recycling waste road cones, provides a sustainable and eco-friendly solution for both playground safety surfacing and industrial ergonomic flooring.
The first step in the process is to collect used road cones from various sources like construction companies or councils. These cones have reached the end of their life and are no longer suitable for use on the roads. By collecting these cones, they are diverted from landfills and given a new purpose.
Once the road cones have been collected, they are shredded into small pieces. The shredded cones are then washed and graded to ensure that only the highest quality plastic is used for the Play Matta™ and Work Matta™ tiles.
The shredded road cones are mixed with other recycled PVC plastic and pigments to create a compound that meets the required specifications. Other bespoke additives are also included to ensure that the final product is of high quality.
The compounded and blended plastics are then injection moulded to form Play Matta™ and Work Matta™ tiles. The injection moulding process ensures that each tile is uniform in size, shape, and thickness, and that it has the necessary properties for either playground safety surfacing or industrial ergonomic flooring.
Batches of Play Matta™ and Work Matta™ tiles are tested for fall height attenuation and quality assurance. These tests ensure that thetiles meet the required safety standards for both playgrounds and industrial facilities.
Play Matta™ and Work Matta™ tiles have several benefits for both playground safety surfacing and industrial ergonomic flooring. They are slip-resistant, shock-absorbent, and able to cushion falls, making them ideal for playgrounds. They are also durable and can withstand heavy foot traffic, making them perfect for industrial facilities. Additionally, they are made from recycled materials, making them an eco-friendly choice that promotes sustainability.
In conclusion, Play Matta™ and Work Matta™ tiles offer a sustainable and eco-friendly flooring solution for both playground safety surfacing and industrial ergonomic flooring. By recycling used road cones and other PVC plastic, these tiles not only provide safety and comfort but also help reduce waste and promote sustainability.