Genan granules – or GENAN SAFE rubber pellets – are used for playground base layers to ensure a safe environment for active and adventurous children. Children playing will inevitably fall and get hurt sometimes. With shock-absorbing rubber surfacing, playgrounds are softer, and children will injure themselves much less than on playgrounds with more traditional surfaces.
Genan products comply with EU regulations To make playgrounds as safe as possible, the EU has issued standards for the shock absorbance of the surface that public playgrounds must comply with. These regulations are found in EU Directives EN 1176 and EN 1177.
A playground surface made from rubber granulate or pellets is more healthy for children compared to sand, gravel or wooden chips. A rubber surface is much easier to keep clean, and problems with e.g. hidden, left-behind needles, broken glass and faeces from cats and dogs can thus be avoided.
Creating the playground surface Playgrounds are often made in-situ. Rubber granules or pellets are mixed with polyurethane, and the playground is built on the spot. There are many examples of playgrounds in exciting shapes, designs and colours. Playgrounds may also be made of pre-fab tiles manufactured with rubber granulate as source material.
Genan offers rubber granulate for playgrounds in four standard sizes: MEDIUM, COARSE, SUPER COARSE and ULTRA COARSE.
GENAN SAFE pellets are homogeneous rubber pellets. The diameter of GENAN PELLETS 4.2 / 5 is Ø4.2 mm, and these pellets are 5 mm long.