Average compressive strength has been recorded at 1028 tonnes/m2 (+10,000kN/m2) Only slight deformation (15mm) was recorded by applying maximum load.
Environmental Credentials and Sustainability:
A detailed Life Cycle Assessment has been carried out by EUNOMIA in 2021 taking into account all aspects of HippoTile production and finding significant savings in terms of carbon emissions in this way of disposing of unwanted waste plastic compared with the current best other way of disposing of it.
It has concluded that 1 ton of carbon emissions is saved for every 45m2 HippoTile used.
The total carbon emissions generated by a building project are also greatly reduced by using HippoTile instead of concrete.
HippoTile can be removed easily and continuously recycled by the manufacturer.
HippoTile has been used successfully in a wide range of stable flooring projects.
New build American barn style stables; usually these projects use a mixture of concrete and HippoTile. The size of these projects has varied between 4 and 20 boxes.
Mobile stables; in these projects, HippoTile is often used throughout.
Retro-fit; we are having significant success with projects where HippoTile is installed in stables with existing concrete. There are various ways to provide drainage beneath the HippoTile.
Other animals; HippoTile projects are not limited to floorings for horses and ponies. Sheep, donkeys, goats and tapirs have also been found to benefit significantly from HippoTile flooring.
Generally, HippoTile is provided in a Supply Only contract.
Guidance on the groundworks required for each particular project is provided direct to the customer. Installation Instructions suitable for experienced builders, groundworkers or similar are also provided.
During more than 10 years of HippoTile development, we have found that the optimal HippoTile installation includes the use of rubber matting.
Rubber matting that has been drilled for drainage in accordance with HippoTile instructions works brilliantly with HippoTile beneath and does not clog or fail.
The drainage efficiency of HippoTile used under rubber matting remains at its optimal speed whereas the speed of drainage of unprotected HippoTile is compromised and slows down.
When rubber matting is laid on HippoTile, the horrible slime and smell which people associate with rubber matting in stables does not occur. Because the wet drains clean away, no ammonia-based smells occur and there is no need to clean beneath it.
HippoTile protected by rubber matting does not wear and could last indefinitely. See Rubber Matting for further information.
Supply and Delivery:
Generally, there is a lead time of two weeks between ordering and delivery. Lead time begins to run on payment of full contract price.
Generally, delivery is by Pallet Line direct from our UK manufacturer. Up to approximately 190m2/ 7 tonnes HippoTile can be delivered in a single Pallet Line delivery. More than this requires a dedicated service or more than one Pallet Line delivery.