BROCK has eliminated the concept of waste with its innovative performance systems. We design products with life cycles that are safe for human health and the environment and that can be reused perpetually through continuous recovery and reutilization.
BROCK uses an eco-effective approach to design that allows manufacturers and customers to celebrate the quality of materials used in a product. The central idea behind this concept is that a product must be created in such a way that it becomes an asset following its initial use, not a liability.
PowerBase™ is manufactured as an interlocking panel system with the highest quality expanded polypropylene, well known for its longevity and environmental safety. After decades of use, the panels can be easily removed, cleaned and be ready to begin their next life as a quality, durable material with minimal use of additional energy or waste. Alternatively, as a pure mono-component material, the panels can be easily recycled and remade into other quality products, eliminating the demand for new fossil fuels. Most manufactured and in situ materials are hybrids that are mixtures of components that are difficult or impossible to salvage. These materials are simply more expensive to recycle than to dispose of, which means that they inevitably end up being burned or in a landfill. PowerBase™ is instead a pure non-toxic product that can be used for closed-loop recycling over and over again.
PowerBase™ is manufactured in an iso-certified facility in Holland. The quality and performance of PowerBase™ doesn’t change with time, so years of reliable safety are guaranteed. In fact, BROCK offers a 20-Year Warranty on all its PowerBase™ -products.
Head Injury Criterion or H.I.C. is the international safety standard for playgrounds (ASTM F1292 / EN1177). This test determines the risk of a brain injury as a result of an impact with a surface. BROCK’s patented design of impact-absorbing pistons on the bottom of each PowerBase/Play™ panel, together with a unique overlapping joint system have been specifically engineered to provide optimal and consistent H.I.C. test results with multiple surfacing systems, such as artificial turf, rubber tiles and wet pour EPDM rubber surfacing for cold weather installations.