Ecore, manufacturer of Ecore Athletic, transforms reclaimed waste into unique performance surfacing. By knowing how recycled rubber performs, Ecore knows how to make it perform better and adapt it for new uses. Ecore uses patented itstru Technology to create a whole new flooring category of truly sustainable products.
itstru Technology allows a wear layer to be fusion-bonded to a 97-percent post-consumer recycled rubber backing. This results in products with anti-fatigue capabilities that meet and exceed all standards for low VOC emissions. This revolutionary technology also allows for greater design diversity and more sustainable options. Ecore Athletic's Stacked family of products feature itstru technology. These products include: Performance Collection, Bounce, Roster, and Speed & Agility Turf.
Used tires are sourced and collected for shredding.
Processed tires are ground into rubber crumb.
Adhesive is added and the crumb is cured in large cylinders.
The resulting log is peeled to the desired underlayment thickness.
The underlayment is fusion bonded to a myriad of wear layers.
Today's athletic facilities are different than they were in the past. From light weight construction to multi-story gyms and users flinging bulkier weights on the floor, today's facilities must take sound transmission into consideration.
When it comes to weight rooms and building acoustics, foam isn't desirable, because it is not durable and is too soft. On the other hand, plastic is too rigid. Rubber has the perfect combination of resilience and internal damping, drastically reducing the propagation of any heavy impacts and vibrations.
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