Oct 5

Pliteq: Leading the Way in Sustainable Rubber Products Manufacturing

Pliteq is a company dedicated to producing environmentally friendly, sustainable rubber products, ranging from commercial flooring to underlayment materials. Recognized for their unwavering commitment to sustainability and innovative approach to rubber recycling and production, Pliteq stands at the forefront of the industry.

Sustainability is the heart of Pliteq’s operation, revolving around the transformation of End-of-Life Tires (ELT) into a diverse array of high-quality products. These include commercial flooring, athletic surfaces, playground mats, and sound insulation materials. Not only does this process reduce the environmental impact by repurposing ELT, but it also offers durable solutions for a wide range of applications.

Pliteq’s dedication to prioritizing research and development, coupled with significant investments in innovation, has propelled them to the pinnacle of manufacturing excellence. Over the past decade, Pliteq’s engineers have conducted more than 2,000 laboratory tests, adhering to a rigorous monthly testing schedule that ensures the most up-to-date and relevant data for engineering purposes.

With a global workforce of 240 individuals strategically placed in major metropolitan areas across North America, the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific, Pliteq operates on a global scale. Pliteq’s efforts in recycling ELT result in an annual equivalent of 6 million tires, supported by a sprawling manufacturing and logistics infrastructure spanning 320,000 square feet of facilities. Pliteq has proudly contributed to over 21,000 commercial projects worldwide, a testament to their unwavering commitment to engineering and development.

Innovation and engineering is at the core of Pliteq’s identity, with a continuous stream of new inventions in the pipeline and 24 patents registered in the United States, Canada, and various other countries worldwide, Pliteq remains on the cutting edge of sustainable rubber technology. In addition, they boast an impressive 107 UL-listed products, along with numerous structural and building certifications, attesting to the quality and safety of their offerings.

Paul Downey, CEO of Pliteq, encapsulates the company’s spirit of innovation, stating, “We keep inventing. We have lots of young engineers, all of them excited to create new stuff. We’d like to recycle every end-of-life tire in the world. But you can only do that if you keep creating new products.”

As one of the world’s foremost manufacturers harnessing the power of recycled rubber, Pliteq addresses not only a pressing environmental challenge but also capitalizes on the growing demand for sustainable solutions. Their multinational presence and unrivaled manufacturing capabilities firmly establish Pliteq as a leader in green manufacturing and global sustainability.

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