Materials

Only the Best

We work hard to bring you a product that you can depend on, year after year. We refuse to compromise on quality―not in materials, not in manufacturing.

Uprights
PlaySteel² and PlaySteel Max have massive 11 gauge uprights and all of our products use galvanized steel tube with a full five layers of protection against corrosion, chipping and fading. Our metal parts are finished with a zinc primer and then topped with a high-quality polyester powder-coat paint that is electrostatically-applied and cured in our state-of-the-art paint facility.

Connections
With our proven Bolt-N-Go™ connection system, play components bolt directly to the upright for a no-slip, hassle-free connection using our signature, factory-installed threaded insert. Our testing has proven that a single threaded insert can hold over 7500 lb, ensuring it will more than stand up to the demands of your organization.

Decks
Decks are PVC-coated (Poly-Vinyl Chloride) 12 gauge metal. All parts are cleaned with a state-of-the-art 6-stage wash system which utilizes environmentally safe chemicals and Nanotechnology to provide excellent corrosion resistance and paint adhesion when compared to traditional iron phosphate pretreatment systems.  Once parts have passed through a dry off oven, a proprietary heat activated primer is applied for superior adhesion to the metal substrate.  Once the primer has dried, each part is pre-heated to a temperature no less than 350° F and submerged into liquid PVC.  Play surfaces and wear surface on site amenities shall have coating thickness of .085-.150 in. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: PVC shall comply with the Consumer Product Safety Improvement act of 2008 by having a concentration that does not exceed 0.1% of the following phthalates; DINP, DIDP, DnOP, DEHP, or BBP.  This formulation is also free of heavy metals such as Lead and Cadmium.

Plastics
For plastics that last and keep looking bright and colourful, all of our plastics have UV-stabilized colour pigments and anti-static guard. Sheet plastic is high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and roto-molded slides, roofs and other products are medium-density polyethylene. Anti-skid HDPE is used throughout our product line wherever we feel extra traction can enhance safety.

Hardware
For strength and corrosion resistance, Henderson uses 304 alloy stainless steel hardware. A tamper-resistant TORX® head bolt provides superior vandal resistance, while Microspheres® thread-coating keeps bolts tight. All post caps are durable aluminum.

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