LANCASTER, Pa.—One Midwestern rubber manufacturer well known in the "sports courts" market is using one of its product lines to build momentum and revenue growth in the health care sector.
Lancaster-based Ecore is using its Rx Collection flooring to support continued double-digit annual growth by manufacturing and distributing floors that are widely used in senior housing facilities, nursing homes, hospitals, urgent care centers and more. The Rx Collection comprises a vulcanized composition rubber base layer that is fusion-bonded to a contemporary heterogeneous vinyl sheet, using Ecore's patented TRU Technology.
The Rx Collection has been in the market for nearly five years, and recently Ecore added its Crossings Rx to the product line, which offers a soothing palette of eight neutral colors and contemporary designs that makes it ideal for a variety of spaces. These spaces also may include physical therapy clinics, group exercise areas, office buildings and multipurpose court and fitness areas.
Available as 6-foot-wide rolls, the most significant benefits to Crossings Rx is that it offers a seamless, easy-to-maintain surface that can lessen the risk of injuries associated with falls, and soften the constant impact of individuals working or exercising on their feet for hours at a time. The entire Rx collection also delivers superior sound control and comfort underfoot as well, said Bo Barber, Ecore executive vice president of sales and marketing.
"This line offers a level of both performance and aesthetics that is really appealing to a wide range of customers," Barber said. "Ergonomically it gives workers in acute care environments a significant level of support to help lessen the impact (on their joints) of being on their feet for eight, 10 or 12 hours at a time." Barber indicated nurses and physicians working long shifts are among the professionals who benefit the most.