MRC Recycled Rubber Products
707-291-4846
20 Enterprise Court, #3
Napa, California 94558

Frequently Asked Questions

Green technology and clean technology is a rapidly evolving industry that has tremendous positive effects on our lives and our planet.  The idea behind this is to live and work towards an eco-conscience lifestyle, considering our carbon footprint wherever we are.  Technologies exist now to be “green” without paying extra costs or accepting lower performing product.

At MRC it is our goal to bring this technology to the world.  Products made using MRC’s proprietary technology are considerably less expensive to manufacture through extrusion or pressure molding than are concrete and masonry products for a variety of reasons from cost of materials to cost of processes, handling, and shipping.

Products made using MRC’s proprietary technology are lighter, easier to handle, less costly to ship, and less costly to install than traditional concrete and masonry materials.

Products made using MRC’s proprietary technology are more durable, less susceptible to weather, and put in place with adhesives that do not fail the way mortar fails, all of which reduces ownership and maintenance costs.  

Depending on hardness and rigidity of the rubber product, because rubber is inherently softer and more resilient than concrete and masonry, MRC pool coping, patio, walkway, seating, sea wall, and other products will cause fewer and less severe injuries than concrete and masonry products.

MRC’s recycled rubber products will be less slippery than concrete and masonry products for pool, patio, walkway, seating, and other applications.

State of California representative and insurers have expressed great interest in these characteristics, especially with respect to the potential to reduce swimming pool accidents and injuries.

Market demand for environmentally friendly construction products is growing dramatically and is expected to continue to grow.  

Federal, state, and local mandates, initiatives and support programs encourage development of environmentally friendly construction products.

MRC’s products use no rebar in the manufacturing or installation process.  In fact, there is no metal to rust or deteriorate in the product.  

Anticipated Environmental Benefits of MRC Products:


MRC’s products are made with more than 90% recycled material – MRC products meet California requirements for recycled products.  MRC will be able to set the EPA percent of recycled material standard for its category of products.

Each standard piece of pool coping, for example, recycles 1.75 passenger tires.

MRC products convert destructive recycling of tires (burning for fuel) to sustainable recycling which generates useful products.  More than 50% of tire recycling in the US consists of burning for fuel.  

MRC products result in reduced air pollution and other hazards caused by incineration of tires.  California has banned incineration in kilns starting in 2014.

Total carbon footprint from manufacture through completed installation is considerably less with MRC products than with traditional concrete and masonry products for a variety of reasons.

Recycled Material Standard for its Category of Products.


Each standard piece of pool coping, for example, recycles 1.75 passenger tires.

MRC products convert destructive recycling of tires (burning for fuel) to sustainable recycling which generates useful products.  More than 50% of tire recycling in the US consists of burning for fuel.  

MRC products result in reduced air pollution and other hazards caused by incineration of tires.  California has banned incineration in kilns starting in 2014.

Tire recyclers won’t continue to do their recycling work if there aren’t consumers like MRC for their recycled rubber.

Total carbon footprint from manufacture through completed installation is considerably less with MRC products than with traditional concrete and masonry products for a variety of reasons.
 

Coming Soon!


Heated Walkway/Driveway SurfaceWe are in the R&D stages of this patented product that allows hot water through a separate water heater to be pumped through the rubber surface to keep snow and ice forming and to keep the area clean to allow easy access.  If you forget to turn it on or for weekend home applications, you will be able to turn the hot water on with your smart phone as you travel to your home or office.

Bacteria Cleaner for Artificial Turf Sports FieldsWe have designed and filed a patent for a product that is towed behind a ride on lawnmower or ATV to clean bacteria from artificial turf sports fields.  This was conceived for the on-going problem of staph infections that are prevalent in athletes due to the bacteria that is in the artificial turf.  MRC Recycled Rubber Products uses a non-chemical, non-evasive product to kill the bacterial upon contact.

Piers  - For Harbor and Marina use that have been developed in crumb rubber and plastics that are up to 60 feet in length.  These piers are non-leaching of chemicals derived from the rubber and plastic.  These piers will last many years longer than lumber that was previously used in these types of applications.
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