Vulkan, an innovative, German start-up, has entered the German market with a brand new product: a sandal with a sole made of 100% GENAN recycled rubber granulate from end-of-life tyres – and a thin top sole made from recycled polyester as footbed. – A visionary sustainability initiative and an innovative application where the excellent properties of ELT rubber are put to good use.
“In the Corona period I built a sandal out of a tyre granulate mat myself. I was impressed by the properties of the tyres. The material is flexible, durable and recycled. First I built the sandals for friends and family. Since then, I started selling the sandals and now I’m sold out every month,” Founder of Vulkan David Bredt explains and continues:
“In addition to new models of sandals, I have just launched a shirt made from recycled plastics. And all for affordable prices so that products that are good for our planet can also be used.”
Visit the Vulkan websiteHERE
In the EU, approx. 40 million end-of-life tyres are recycled into infill for artificial turf each year. Thanks to this sustainable upcycling, the climate is spared 280,000 tonnes of CO2. If these worn-out tyres were instead incinerated, no less than 145 million trees would have to be planted in order to neutralise the increased CO2 emission.
ClickHEREto read the more detailed Genan information letter on the use of rubber granulate in artificial turf.
As of 1 May 2020, the name of our Portuguese company – formerly known as Biosafe – is Genan, S.A.
In this connection, we have launched a new, Portuguese version of our website.
The layout of all Portuguese documentation will of course be changed to match the brand expression of the Genan group; yet customers and suppliers will find the same familiar and helpful faces at our Portuguese office address. Phone numbers and bank details also remain the same.
Our Portuguese team looks forward to providing the same excellent service and high product quality as always – under the name of Genan.
2019 was a good year for the Genan Group, and the annual report shows progress on all parameters. Turnover has improved by 14% to record high EUR 52m, and the result for the year has increased to more than EUR 6.1m.
At Genan, we enjoy working together with our customers to develop brand new applications for recycled material from end-of-life tyres. Using recycled rubber from GENAN, RAMfit has developed the RAM, a versatile and sustainable training tool. The RAM is an excellent example of how recycled rubber can be reused for functional, durable and effective products – for the benefit both people and planet!
Keeping rubber granulate on the artificial turf pitch is paramount. For the sake of nature – but also to keep the need for granulate refill at an absolute minimum.
Fortunately, relatively simple measures make a huge difference, and we can all do something!
Watch this new video for inspiration.For a sustainable future…
This summer, Peru will host the Pan American Games 2019. The preparations for this big event have been underway for a long time, so tracks and pitches for all sports events can be ready, once the Games begin at the end of July. At Genan, we are proud to have supplied shock-absorbing rubber granulate for some of the pitches, where some of the best athletes in the world will soon compete for medals.
Genan Holding A/S and Portuguese provider of transport and construction equipment solutions, NORS, S.A. have signed a definite agreement for Genan to acquire NORS subsidiary Biosafe – Indústria de Reciclagens, S.A., operator of the largest tyre recycling plant in Portugal.
Danish non-profit State of Green has now extensively modernised and reopened their visitor centre in Copenhagen:House of Green.At Genan, we are proud to exhibit our new, innovative GENAN SAFE rubber pellets in the Circular Economy showroom, focusing on sustainable recycling solutions for a greener planet.
GENAN SAFEare uniform rubber pellets manufactured from end-of-life tyres, offering improved shock-absorption for optimum safety at playgrounds.
Yesterday, a senior class from Viborg Business College visited the Genan plant in Viborg. All students are in the Innovation Class and had some interesting and educative hours at the plant, where they eventually got the study assignment to come up with ideas for new, innovative applications for textile fibres from end-of-life tyres.