Materials

Proudly made in the U.S.A. from domestic and foreign content

For over 40 years, Playworld Systems has been manufacturing fitness and playground equipment in central Pennsylvania. During this time, we have retained our expert employees. In fact, our average employee tenure is over 10 years. This allows us to lead in service, quality, and product innovation. All to build you the best possible U.S. made playground for your school or community.

Playworld Systems products are made in the U.S.A., in our central Pennsylvania manufacturing facility, from domestic and foreign content. Only a few parts are purchased from trusted international suppliers:
  • Ropes used in our playground equipment are manufactured in Germany by Berliner Selifabrik.
  • Some miscellaneous hardware and mechanisms are made in modern factories in Germany and China, which are purchased through U.S. companies.

The Building Blocks of Quality Play
What goes into Playworld Systems' products? A lot of pride, a healthy dose of imagination, and an unwavering commitment to quality. Playworld Systems' products are built to last, with premium materials that are the most playground-tough and environmentally safe in the industry. Here are just a few of the premium materials that go into your playspace.

PVC-Free Eco-Armor® - Environmentally Friendly!
Eco-Armor is Playworld Systems' long-lasting, thermoplastic Polyethylene (PE) coating—the 100% recyclable, durable alternative to traditional PVC coatings. Our Eco-Armor coating averages a 38% lower carbon footprint than PVC coatings and is safe to dispose of. Eco-Armor is also phthalate free, lead free, and cadmium free, making it safe for our environment and our health.

Superdurable Paints
Playworld Systems' exclusive use of Superdurable Polyester Powder Coating provides enhanced, light-stable pigments for superior UV stability and fade resistance.

Rust Defender
Boosts our Superdurable Paint with an extra layer of rust protection on weld joints, brackets, and high traffic areas.

Tamper-Resistant Stainless Steel Hardware
Backed by a lifetime warranty, all Playworld Systems' hardware is stainless steel to prevent rust and corrosion. Most require only a TORX® head driver for hassle-free assembly. Exposed hardware is also tamper-resistant for added security.

Compounded Pigmented Rotomolded Plastics
All Playworld Systems' rotomolded plastic components are made of shatter-proof HDPE plastic that are compounded pigmented resins, which provide twice as much impact resistance as the more commonly used dry-blended resin. Backed by a 15-year warranty, our plastics are also UV resistant, so your colors stay brighter longer.

The Industry's Strongest, Most Environmentally Friendly Platforms
Playworld Systems' platforms are the strongest in the industry, made of one-piece, 12-gauge, perforated steel that's flange-formed and reinforced with extra support beams, then sealed in our exclusive Eco-Armor Polyethylene coating for extra protection. Plus, all our decks are backed by a 15-year warranty.

Double-Banded Clamps
The most versatile, easy-to-install clamp in the industry, Playworld Systems' die-cast, aluminum alloy Double-Banded Clamp features an exclusive S-lap design that eliminates all clamp string entanglement concerns. More than 10 times stronger than required by ASTM, our hinged clamp is backed back by a lifetime warranty.

Triple-Coated Posts and Tubing
Our cold-formed steel tubing provides high-shield, high-tensile strength and has an interior corrosion resistant coating, which we enhance even further with our superior Triple Coating process:

1. Hot Dipped Flo-Coat™ uniform zinc galvanizing
2. Chromate conversion coating
3. Clear Polymer coating

Our tubing is washed and sanitized before we apply a baked-on powder-coating for a strong molecular adhesion to all of our tubing, components, and posts.

Multiple Size Post Options
Playworld Systems offer posts in 2-3/8", 3-1/2", and 5" diameters to best meet your budget and space requirements. Available in galvanized steel or recycled aluminum, our posts feature a triple-coat process (as mentioned above) for a tough finish that's virtually impervious to rust and corrosion. And we back our posts with a lifetime warranty.

Factory-Installed Post Caps
Super-tough, cast-aluminum post caps are factory-installed and riveted in place for maximum durability and vandal resistance. All post caps carry a lifetime warranty.

Coped Welding
Our welders use coped welds to create stronger, cleaner joints that are able to withstand constant use and varying weight loads. Coped weld joints are stronger because more of the tubing surface is in direct contact at the weldment. Our steel plates undergo a tumbling process that removes burrs and sharp edges which provides better paint coverage to help eliminate rust.

Rock-Solid PolyFiberCrete®
Our Origins' Boulders are made of solid, precast PolyFiberCrete, a revolutionary material that provides the ultimate non-slip, high-traction climbing texture. It's durable, easy to clean and repair, and backed by a ten-year warranty—the best in the industry.

Playground-Tough Ropes
All of our rope climbing activities are made from 5/8" (16mm) wire rope covered in polymid yarn (carpet fiber) for superior abrasion resistance and UV color-fastness. Our traditional 4-strand design provides the best grip for climbing.

Industry-Best Shade Fabric
Playworld's shades use a one-piece fabric solution for maximum square foot of shade coverage, blocking 94% of sunlight and protecting children from harmful UV rays. The fabric is knitted from a high density, polyethylene monofilament and infused with UV inhibitors, so it won't fade, distort, sag, or abrade over time.