Play-Tec®: Plastics for safe and long-lasting playground
Children love to play and charge around and are eager to discover the world. Playgrounds are the idealplace to do that. For parents, though, the most important thing is that the play equipment must be both safe and suitable for children, so they can feel confident while letting their little ones enjoy new experiences. When planning and designing playgrounds, this must be taken into account from the very start. We offer plastics that are developed specifically for play areas. They meet the high requirements on safety, durability and appearance and offer countless opportunities for the creative design of your play areas.
Play-Tec® PCR also available with Blue Angel-award
The Play-Tec® PCR sheets that have been awarded the Blue Angel have a post-consumer recycled material content > 80% (up to 100% PCR content), which means that fossil raw materials can be saved and valuable resources conserved.
In addition, our Play-Tec® PCR products have successfully passed the AfPS GS 2014:01 test and comply with DIN EN ISO 71-3, thus protecting both the environment and the consumer from negative impacts.
Suitable for outdoor use thanks to high UV resistance
Easy processing allows play area elements in many different forms
Typical areas of application
Sand pits and water play areas
Water fun parks
High ropes courses
Play-Tec® with up to three colours
In unicolor, bicolor or tricolor available!
Product variants – PlayTec®
Standard dimensions (in mm)
3.000 x 1.500; 2.440 x 1.220
Thickness (in mm)
12,7; 15 und 19
Individual adjustments for colour, thicknesses and dimensions are possible.
Our outstanding Play-Tec® characteristics
Safety is the top priority
Play-Tec® meets the strictest safety requirements and has been successfully tested by TÜV NORD Cert GmbH. Children's hands are often not squeamish about playground equipment in their urge to explore. The materials used on playgrounds must therefore be absolutely safe. This means: no risk of injury from splintering or even breakage of the playground elements. No danger from the material itself due to harmful ingredients. Play-Tec® meets these high safety requirements: It poses no risk of injury and has been successfully tested by TÜV NORD CERT GmbH according to DIN EN 71-3, -9, -10, -11. In addition, Play-Tec® meets the requirements of the GS specification AfPS GS 2019:01 PAK „Prüfung und Bewertung von polyzyklischen aromatischen Kohlenwasserstoffen (PAK) bei der Zuerkennung des GS-Zeichens”.
Colourful! Pale colours - not with us!
Above all, children love it colourful. That's why Play-Tec® is available in almost all colours, single-coloured, two-coloured and three-coloured. Through a lot of commitment and a lot of knowledge, we have developed a product with Play-Tec® that is unrivalled in playground design! We offer: Optimal colour pigments, constant controls through rapid weathering tests in our own technically high-quality laboratories and our own outdoor weathering facilities worldwide!
Long service life and low maintenance
Play-Tec® is resistant to rain, sun, wind and dirt. All year round, play equipment must withstand the stresses of rain, sun, wind and dirt. Play-Tec® is specially developed for outdoor use. The high quality of the product results in a very long service life. Even after 10 years, no embrittlement of the material is to be expected. Play-Tec® also requires very little maintenance. Graffiti and dirt adhere poorly to the surface and can be easily removed with conventional cleaning agents. Scratches are also almost invisible because the material is homogeneously coloured throughout.
Good for the environment
Our Röchling ReLoop® family has now been awarded the "Blauer Engel" with the Play-Tec® PCR products and shows that playgrounds made of recycled plastic can very well contribute to sustainability.
Rapid weathering test
Play-Tec® shows strong colours even after 2000 h xenon and QUV rapid weathering (DIN EN ISO 4892-2 and QUV DIN ISO). The test simulates the effect of the most important climate factors such as UV radiation, heat, humidity and rain in fast motion.
Outdoor weathering systems
It is not always possible to transfer the results from the laboratory test to the real application due to the complex and different influencing factors caused by environmental conditions, which is why Röchling has been collecting experience values in worldwide outdoor weathering systems for more than 20 years. The results and also comparisons with products on the market are convincing!
Play area elements made of Play-Tec®
In Play-Tec® we have developed a material specifically for the design of play areas. It is TÜV certified to EN-71-3, -9, -10, -11 standard, weather-resistant, easy to clean and available in all RAL colours in one, two or three-colour combinations, enabling you to design safe, colourful and low-maintenance play areas with a long life.
Gli elementi per l’apprendimento realizzati in Play-Tec® supportano lo sviluppo dei bambini attraverso il gioco. Play-Tec® li incoraggia a provare e partecipare. I pannelli tattili disponibili in due o tre colori, lavorati per asportazione di truciolo, stimolano in modo appropriato la destrezza e le abilità motorie dei bambini e consentono un apprendimento animato e colorato.
Elementi dei parchi gioco in Play-Tec®
Con Play-Tec® abbiamo sviluppato un materiale specifico per la progettazione di parchi gioco. Certificato da TÜV conformemente alla norma EN-71-3, -9, -10, -11, è resistente agli agenti atmosferici, facile da pulire e, soprattutto, è disponibile nella combinazione di uno, due o tre colori RAL. Con Play-Tec® costruite parchi giochi sicuri, colorati e a bassa manutenzione con una lunga durata.
Step safety with Polystone® Safe-Tec L
Polystone® Safe-Tec L is a material specifically designed for step-on surfaces in the leisure sector where particularly high slip and step resistance is required, such as floors of sand pits and water play areas. It's non-slip surface improves step safety, it is pleasant to the touch and it is resistant to UV radiation and weathering. More information about Polystone® Safe-Tec
Arrange technical advice
The performance and reliability of materials used for play areas are influenced by a variety of factors. These factors must be taken into account in order to select the right materials. Examples:
Place of use
External influences such as UV radiation and weathering
Statutory requirements and directives (such as DIN EN 71-3, -9, -10, -11)
Design condition, dimensions and tolerances
We are happy to advise you on the selection of suitable materials for your particular application. Just use our contact form at the bottom of the page and write to us.