Animal welfare hand in hand with environmental protection
Premium-quality rubber from resource-saving production
Scrap tyres are an ideal raw material: they served their lifetimes protecting you on the roads. With only a few millimetres of tread worn away, they make excellent materials for the manufacture of durable products for animal keeping, in which their important properties (stability of form, elasticity, abrasion resistance) are retained, so that the tyre's high-quality rubber can be reused in an ecologically sustainable way. Unlike typical mats made from new rubber, KRAIBURG mats require no rainforest destruction to make way for natural rubber plantations.
Our intelligent manufacturing process also makes it possible to reintroduce scrap rubber into the rubber cycle, meaning that our production is virtually waste-free.
We recycle per year: about 35,000 tonnes of rubber = about 7.5 million car tyres
Our promise: we make high-quality, environmentally friendly products with no reclaimed rubbers, chalk or other inferior fillers, so that fibre reinforcements are not needed to improve stability.
Transparent testing for relevant pollutants
We were the first company to register our products with the German Agricultural Society (DLG) for PAH testing, and we passed with flying colours!
As part of the “Continuous Monitoring” quality seal, our products are subject to regular testing in terms of responsible environmental and consumer protections.
What are PAHs?
PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) are created from the burning of organic materials (for example burning of charcoal) and are found everywhere in our environment. Several of them are known to be carcinogenic.
It comes down to the plasticisers!
The decisive factor is whether or not PAHs are released (migrate) from the products into the environment. They are very mobile and highly volatile in plasticiser oils. Instead of conventional plasticisers, we use plant-based oils from the Danube Region.
A DLG market survey shows that some stable mats currently on the market exceed the guideline values for PAH migration many times over and must be viewed as questionable.
Our passing the PAH test shows there are alternatives!