M+A Environmental Commitment

M+A Matting is dedicated to environmental stewardship and strives to create a culture of conservation as a manufacturer and global supplier.  We have funded and will continue to fund the research and development (R&D) of matting designed to keep facilities safe, clean, and comfortable.

As a leading manufacturer of matting, M+A has established R&D priorities intended to create sustainable products made from recycled materials whenever possible, and continually evaluates operational procedures looking for opportunities to implement practices that conserve resources and minimize waste.

Conservation Through Innovation

  • Our SBR rubber compound contains 20% recycled rubber from car tires.
  • Several of our mats are made with PET (polyethylene terephthalate), a synthetic fiber made from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.
    • Our 23-ounce ColorStar PET yarn contains 100% recycled content
    • Our 24-ounce WaterHog PET fiber contains 97% recycled content as does our 30-ounce WaterHog Max PET fiber
    • Our 44-ounce Berber Impressions carpet contains 85% recycled content 
    • In 2022, M+A transformed more than 69 million plastic bottles that might have otherwise ended up in a landfill or ocean into ColorStar, WaterHog, WaterHog Max, and Berber Impressions mats.
  • Over the past few years, we transitioned from separating layers of rubber backing with plastic (to prevent adhesion) to using a unique dip process that eliminated the need for a plastic barrier between each sheet of rubber.  As rubber is calendared, it's dipped in a solution that coats it with an inert powder and prevents the layers of rubber from sticking to one another when stacked/stored.  This dip process has allowed us to eliminate the use of more than 500,000 pounds of plastic per year!

Reuse • Reduce • Recycle

  • We recycle nearly 1 million pounds of yarn and other synthetic materials, and approximately 200,000 pounds of paper and cardboard each year.
  • Mountville Rubber, M+A Matting’s sister company and rubber supplier, recycles approximately 1.6 million pounds of rubber annually.