High Quality Materials
We are recovering yesterday’s plastics for today’s play™!
Focusing on this generation – and the next – we engineer our playground products to be low-impact environmentally, safe, and enduring with the use of reclaimed plastic and stainless steel.
We turn milk jugs into playgrounds!
Recycled Structural Plastic™ “RSP”
RSP – Recycled Structural Plastic is extruded in house using 85% recycled HDPE #2 by weight. The formula for RSP is comprised of roughly 30% internal HDPE plastic waste, 30% post industrial milk jugs, 30% post industrial Clorox bottles and the remainder in colorant, structural fiber and UV protection. Our proprietary formula comprised of post-consumer and post-industrial plastics prevents thousands of pounds and millions of plastic bottles from entering the landfills, waterways and oceans. When you buy play equipment made from RSP, you are part of the solution – not part of the plastic problem.
We’ve added Sage and Peppercorn to the RSP color palette in addition to our standard Brown and Tan. RSP is used for the structural frame work of the playground including upright posts and for all decking and platforms.
Formula continually improved since 2007
- Increased structural strength
- Increased rigidity
- Increased thermal stability
Amazing RSP Benefits:
- Low maintenance
- Graffiti resistant
- Will not rust, splinter, split or de-laminate
- Color throughout plastic – no fading or chipping
- Resistant to marine borers, termites, fungus, salt and oils
- Textured walking surfaces for safety – SureStep™ Decks
- Additional Stainless Steel reinforcement as needed
- Limited Lifetime Warranty on Posts and Eco Colors components
- 100% BPA, Phthalate and “soft” PVC free
- Provides a life lesson to kids about good use of resources!
- Structural members (posts)
- Decking & Platforms
SureStep™ RSP™ Decks:
This slip-resistant ridged RSP™ deck-board is our proprietary design for increasing friction and reducing falls so children can walk and run confidently on our products. The ridges also make the decks cooler to the feet with less direct sun contact.
So is plastic really environmentally friendly?
We purchase post industrial and post consumer waste and prevent it from reaching landfills by recycling over a million pounds of plastic yearly! Play Mart products are made from recycled materials—primarily from post-consumer recycled HDPE plastic. Scraps and cut offs of materials used in manufacturing are reground for extruding our plastic lumber or sorted for recycling elsewhere. By internally recycling we have cut our use of plastic in half and saved millions of pounds of plastic from going in the landfill. The end result is that roughly 50% of our RSP is from internally recycled material.
2. SureGrip™ Metal Components
- Allied Steel Triple Coat Finish then Zinc galvanized Inside & outside
- “Wrinkle ” powder coated to increase friction and reduce falls
– Electromagnetically “baked-on” powder coating
– Provides lasting color
– 5 to 6 times longer corrosion free
- Stainless Steel welds
- Total Stainless Steel components available for sites near salt water
- Steel has 30 to 95% recycled content
We powder-coat our climbers and sliders with a uniquely strong and textured surface “wrinkle coat” to increase friction and reduce falls. Play Mart is the only playground manufacturer currently using this slip-resistant powder coat. Steel pipe is used in all metal climbers, overhead climbers, ladders, and railings.
Smooth Stainless Steel Welds:
Welds are especially vulnerable to rusting due to paint chipping off and revealing raw steel beneath. But, we replaced our welding wire with Stainless Steel wire, and require our welders to create super-smooth welds, preventing jagged edges susceptible to chipping. This protects children from cuts, while preventing rusting in the process! Stainless Steel welds and plates have a 60% minimum recycled content.
Stainless Steel Hardware & Attachment Plates:
Rust-proof Stainless Steel hardware and attachment plates are standard on all Play Mart equipment—features unmatched in the playground industry. We even offer a complete Stainless Steel upgrade for all metal on the entire structure—the solution for coastal environments where salt spray disintegrates galvanized steel and corrodes aluminum very quickly.
- High Density Polyethylene with UV protection.
- Sign board with duo colors is used to created contrasting graphics.
- Industry standard non- scratch orange peel texture.
- Sheet plastic scraps are internally reclaimed and comprise 30% of RSP formula.
- LDPE (Low-Density Polyethylene)
- UV 8 additive to prevent fading
Due to characteristics of Roto-molding, only UV Stabilized virgin plastics (LDPE) may be used to manufacture structurally sound Slides, Tunnels, Panels and Roofs (e.g. Spinner Panel parts, Casa Grande Roof).
This innovative material “Gandolf” in a contemporary grey tone has a lightly textured, rubberized surface which provides climbers a better grip on climbing equipment. Rock handles stay firmly secure without spinning or turning. All updated 2020 play sets will now use this material for Rock Climbers.