Our environmental contribution

With KRAIBURG BELMONDO® rubber stable flooring you do not only provide more animal welfare, but also contribute to environmental protection!

Our priority: To optimally recycle high-quality raw materials using sophisticated manufacturing processes! 

Safety for the environment and your health is important to us: Instead of mineral plasticizer oils we use vegetable oils from European cultivation!

Our unique recycling procedure was one of the TOP TEN best recycling ideas in the Pro-Sieben (German TV) science programme "Galileo"! 

Premium quality rubber from resource-saving production

Reasonable upcycling

Tires are an ideal raw material: Until quite recently they were ensuring your road safety. Now, with only a few millimeters of tread worn away, they are transformed into durable products for animal husbandry that retain the key properties of the original tire (form stability, elasticity, abrasion resistance).

Tire rubber contains lots of valuable natural rubber and can thus be recycled in an ecologically sound way. Unlike conventional mats made from new rubber, BELMONDO® rubber mats do not require the clearing of rainforest areas to establish additional natural rubber plantations.

Our intelligent manufacturing process also allows us to reintroduce offcuts into the rubber cycle, meaning that our production is virtually waste free.

Our purity rule

We refrain from regenerated rubber, textile fabric, chalk or other inferior fillers – for high-quality and environmentally friendly products!​​​​

We recycle every year:

approx. 35,000 t RUBBER = approx. 7.5 m CAR TIRES

Used KRAIBURG BELMONDO® solid rubber products that you wish to dispose of can be accepted by us at the factory. It is essential to contact us beforehand to clarify the conditions for the return.

Eckhard Bohner
Gummiwerk KRAIBURG Elastik GmbH & Co. KG

Göllstraße 8
84529 Tittmoning

Transparent testing for relevant pollutants

We were the first company to register its products for the PAH test at DLG, which we passed with flying colors!

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are produced in the combustion of organic matter and have a ubiquitous occurrence in the environment. A well-known process is, for example, the burning of barbecue charcoal. Some PAH compounds are considered to be carcinogenic.

As part of the DLG quality audit CONTINUOUS MONITORING they are now subject to regular testing – in terms of responsible environmental and consumer protection.

It comes down to the plasticizer

The decisive factor is whether or not PAHs from the products are released into the environment, i.e. whether they migrate or not.

If PAHs are contained in plasticizer oils, they are very mobile and highly volatile. This is the reason why 'label-free' – i.e. harmless – plasticizers must be used in the European Union.

But we have gone one step further, as environmental and health protection are very important to us. Instead of mineral plasticizer oils, we use vegetable oils from European cultivation!

Control is better

In cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute, DLG (German Agricultural Society) has developed a test procedure for "PAHs in stable mats".

Our products are tested regularly according to this system. To this end, DLG audits the manufacturing process and the associated quality control at our facility in Tittmoning every year. Moreover, random samples of test mats are taken and tested for PAH migration by the Fraunhofer Institute.

If other manufacturers were to join us, the quality seal CONTINUOUS MONITORING could provide an industry-wide solution with regard to environmental and consumer protection. Since there is more to rubber than just rubber!

A DLG market survey shows that some stable mats on the market exceed the guide values for PAH migration many times over and must be viewed as critical.

"To protect our products against PAHs, we've analyzed all the associated processes in detail. This enables us to rule out the creation of PAHs during production.

We also work closely with our suppliers to prevent the provision of any inferior raw materials. We audit them regularly and have a strict incoming goods inspection policy to ensure that we only receive materials of the highest quality."

Dipl.-Ing. Patrick Rettenwander, Head of the Recycling Technology Team