Residential Development in Phoenix, Ariz., Benefits from Unique Attributes of Cost-Effective, Eco-Friendly Pinnacle Rubber Mulch

- Installation Provides Temperature Controlled, Windproof Playground Safety Surfacing -

Jun 18, 2010, 11:05 ET from LTR Products

PITTSBURGH, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dynamite Mountain Ranch Development in Phoenix, Arizona will feature high-performance, safety-driven Pinnacle Rubber Mulch at a neighborhood playground installed in conjunction with Pulte Homes, Exerplay Inc., and Valley Crest Landscape Development. Manufactured by LTR Products, a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based Liberty Tire Recycling, Pinnacle Rubber Mulch comes from recycled scrap tires, making it an innovative and eco-friendly alternative to wood mulch for landscaping and playgrounds.

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"For the Dynamite Mountain Ranch Development, we were able to provide our tan color, which will help maintain a lower surface temperature because the sun in the Southwest can cause other playground surfacing materials to become too hot for children," said Brad Pittam, general manager of LTR Products.  "Also, the developer was looking for a viable alternative to traditional wood mulch, which has a tendency to settle over time and shift in the wind."

Developers, parks and recreation directors, landscapers and others who choose Pinnacle Rubber Mulch benefit in many ways.  Rubber mulch is non allergenic, non-toxic and harmless to plants, pets and children.  Moreover, rubber mulch is clean, minimizes airborne dust and particles, and does not splinter like wood mulch.

As safety surfacing, a six-inch layer of Pinnacle Rubber Mulch will cushion a child's fall from as high as 16 feet, providing up to 50 percent more fall-height protection than wood mulch using half of the material.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Council reports that more than 150,000 children are injured in playground falls each year, which makes safety surfacing one of the most vital components of playground construction.  

Available by the pound, ton, cubic foot and cubic yard, Pinnacle Rubber Mulch can be distributed anywhere in the U.S. from convenient coast-to-coast shipping points.  It is also available for purchase at a variety of retail stores across the nation.

For more information about Pinnacle Rubber Mulch, please visit

About LTR Products

As a subsidiary of Liberty Tire Recycling, the premier provider of tire recycling services in the U.S., LTR Products is a creative outlet for advanced rubber-based products.  Each year, LTR Products manufactures the raw materials from millions of discarded tires into innovative products such as Pinnacle Rubber Mulch, an eco-friendly alternative to traditional wood mulch.  Along with Liberty Tire Recycling, the company maintains a nationwide network of processing plants and convenient shipping points.  LTR Products is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.  For more information, please visit

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