Thermoplastic vulcanised rubber surfaces or TPV surfaces manufactured by Rosehill Polymers of the UK have been used to create a new playground at Timbrell Park in Five Dock.
The TPV playground called Livvi’s Place is a City of Canada Bay and Leighton Contractors project opened in November 2009 in memory of a little girl, Olivia who passed away at 8 months from lymphangioma.
Installed by Synthetic Grass & Rubber Surfaces, the TPV playground is designed as a true All Abilities playground and also won the ‘Best Playground in Australia 2010’ award.
TPV offers several advantages such as long-term colour retention, long wearing soft surface, high flexibility and high elastic recovery. TPV surfacing systems retain their colour and will not go white or bleed as they are made with high quality pigments and UV stabilisers.
The long wearing TPV surfacing materials do not contain heavy metals. TPV is soft, has very high elastic recovery, and will not harden over time or become gravel-like.
TPV has undergone Critical Fall Height, Impact Absorbing, Heat Retention and Toxicology testing processes that comply with the world-recognised EN Standards. It has been tested and certified to comply with the Australian Standard AS/NZX4433:1996 Critical Fall Height Specifications.
Rosehill Polymers is distributed in Australia by Surface Designs.