PEFC™ -certified northern pine is ecological and userfriendly material

Let the frost bite and the sun scorch, but the northern pine will endure. Nature is a good advocator of our choice of materials. The northern pine has always been exposed to four changing seasons and weather conditions shifting from one extreme to another. Pine is a natural and soft material for children. It remains pleasant to use in any weather conditions, because it does not get hot in the sun or freeze in the cold.  

Pine is both an economically and ecologically sustainable material. Its lifespan is estimated to be 10 to 20 years, as long as the wood used in outdoor structures is preserved and maintained in an appropriate manner. In certain playgrounds, you can even fi nd some of our products that have been installed more than thirty years ago! 

Another important property the pine has in addition to durability is its environmental friendliness: as material, it has a negative carbon footprint. We only use wood felled from certified forests, which means that the material is guaranteed to be ecologically produced. The PEFC certificate we use at the moment is the most widely used forestry certificate in the world, and it can only be granted by independent auditors. The use of certified forests is also closely monitored.

LappCoat – unique coating for metal components

LappCoat is a coating method for metal components, developed by Lappset. We have designed the method with particular attention to the requirements of playground equipment. 

The LappCoat coating was innovated through research and development which helped us defi ne the stages of the production process, the chemicals used in the process, and the coating thicknesses. LappCoat provides metal components with unbeatable qualities, such as a 10-year guarantee. The LappCoat coating process has four stages. In the fi nal stages, the metal components are undercoated with a zinc epoxy primer which protects them from corrosion and automatically repairs small scratches on the surface. The LappCoat surface is fi nished with polyester powder coating, which leaves the surface shiny, extremely durable and pleasant to touch. The LappCoat method guarantees that the metal components have long lasting, bright and fresh colours.

The LappCoat coating process is made unique by our rigorous methods and quality control. Even the smallest details of all stages of the process have been audited. In order to guarantee the outcome, we have also audited the processes of all subcontractors importing the materials needed in the LappCoat coating.

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