Our environmental contribution

With KRAIBURG rubber flooring you do not only provide more animal welfare, but also contribute to environmental protection!

Our priority: to optimally recycle high-quality raw materials using sophisticated manufacturing processes! 

Our unique recycling procedure was one of the TOP TEN best recycling ideas in the Pro-Sieben (German TV) science programme "Galileo"! 

Premium quality rubber from resource-saving production

Reasonable upcycling

Tires are an ideal raw material: Until quite recently they were ensuring your road safety. Now, with only a few millimeters of tread worn away, they are transformed into durable products for animal husbandry that retain the key properties of the original tire (form stability, elasticity, abrasion resistance).

Tire rubber contains lots of valuable natural rubber and can thus be recycled in an ecologically sound way.

Our intelligent manufacturing process also allows us to reintroduce offcuts into the rubber cycle, meaning that our production is virtually waste free.

Our purity rule

We refrain from regenerated rubber, textile fabric, chalk or other inferior fillers – for high-quality and environmentally friendly products!​​​​

We recycle every year:

approx. 35,000 t RUBBER = approx. 7.5 m CAR TIRES

Used KRAIBURG solid rubber products that you wish to dispose of can be accepted by us at the factory. It is essential to contact us beforehand to clarify the conditions for the return.

Eckhard Bohner
Gummiwerk KRAIBURG Elastik GmbH & Co. KG

Göllstraße 8
84529 Tittmoning

Transparent testing for relevant pollutants

We were the first company to register its products for the PAH test at DLG, which we passed with flying colors!

As part of the DLG quality audit CONTINUOUS MONITORING they are now subject to regular testing (test method according to standard DIN 3762) – in terms of responsible environmental and consumer protection.

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are produced in the combustion of organic matter and have a ubiquitous occurrence in the environment. Some are considered to be carcinogenic.

It comes down to the plasticizer

The decisive factor is whether or not PAHs from the products are released into the environment, i.e. whether they migrate or not.

Safety for the environment and your health is important to us: Instead of mineral plasticizer oils we use vegetable oils from European cultivation!

A DLG market survey shows that some barn mats on the market exceed the guide values for PAH migration many times over and must be viewed as critical.

Climate protection at KRAIBURG

Reducing ammonia emissions

Urine on walking areas is the main source of ammonia in barns. It is, therefore, necessary to drain it off as early as possible (by means of a slope, smooth surface, etc.). On hard ground animals tend to slip quickly.

Our rubber mats specially developed to reduce emissions are soft and animal friendly, while providing the necessary grip and ensuring dry hooves!

Positive eco-balance

A study carried out by BOKU Vienna (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences) shows that rubber flooring in the walking area can be evaluated positively not only in terms of animal welfare but also from an environmental perspective. The environmental costs of producing and transporting rubber mats can be more than offset by the gains in animal welfare.

The use of rubber mats in the walking area improves hoof health and the well-being of cows. This is directly linked to an increase in milk yield, which in turn reduces the environmental impact per kg of milk.