Our idea from first starting the business in 1996 has been to develop better synthetic surface products for specific sport and play applications.
As a leading supplier of sports and play surfaces within the UK market, we have become product development consultants to our principal manufacturers and customers.
We collaborate with our principal suppliers’ technical teams, working with them in their laboratories at Stockmeier, Germany and Gezolan, Switzerland. Our work results in safer and higher-performance surfaces for sports facilities and playgrounds.
Collaborating partners in the sport and play market
Customers are buying products we have helped to develop using our 30 years of expertise in the chemical industry, in laboratories and in technical sales.
Working with technical teams in the UK, Europe and the USA, we’ll develop and test a new system or group of products to meet a new requirement.
We’ll test a different composition in the lab and give technical insights on how to change it. We continue to research and test until the specification is right for the customer and the product’s application.
R&D project examples
- Surfacing which gives the surround of a swimming pool the ability to handle moisture and chlorine and remain anti-slip without losing colour.
- The Aerokin infill EPDM rubber granules used to make artificial turf.
- Coloured rubber surfacing used to construct children’s educational play areas in schools, nurseries (kindergarten) and parks.
- We visit playgrounds and sports clubs to advise customers on installation techniques.
If an off-the-shelf product doesn’t quite meet the purpose of its application, we take it to the laboratory and investigate with the manufacturer how to re-design components for their intended use.
Our vision and goals are to help our partners develop higher performance sports surfaces and safer play areas when conditions change and problems arise.
Do you have an idea for a product or system?
Please get in touch and we’ll discuss what you’d like to accomplish. Please phone 0161 485 8141