Breaking Down the Advantages of DURA-BASE Composite Matting over Traditional Methods

This year marks 25 years since the introduction of the DURA-BASE® Advanced-Composite Matting System - the market’s first engineered thermoplastic worksite and access solution, developed by Newpark in 1998.

DURA-BASE is an innovative solution that provides a range of benefits compared to traditional matting solutions. Here are some advantages of using the DURA-BASE system versus alternative solutions:

Superior strength and durability: DURA-BASE mats are made of high-quality composite materials that provide superior strength and durability. They can support heavy loads and withstand extreme weather conditions, making them ideal for a variety of industries, including utilities, pipeline, oil and gas, and construction. Its fit-for-purpose material and structural design have made the DURA-BASE system the leading composite mat for the last 25 years.

Lightweight and easy to install: Compared to traditional matting systems made of wood or steel, DURA-BASE mats are much lighter, making them easier to transport and install. This reduces the time and cost associated with installation, as well as the need for heavy equipment.

Reduced environmental impact: DURA-BASE mats are made of recycled materials and can be reused many times, reducing the need for new mats to be manufactured. This makes them a more sustainable and environmentally friendly option compared to traditional matting systems. Additionally, its non-permeable, sealed design prevents contamination or the carry of invasive species.

Improved safety: DURA-BASE mats have a non-slip surface that provides better traction for vehicles and equipment, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries. They are also resistant to fire and chemicals, making them safer to use in hazardous environments.

Cost-effective: Although the initial cost of DURA-BASE mats may be higher than traditional matting systems, their superior strength and durability means they can be reused many times, reducing the overall cost of ownership. Additionally, their lightweight design and ease of installation can further reduce installation and transportation costs.

In summary, the DURA-BASE Advanced Composite Matting System offers a range of advantages over traditional matting solutions, including superior strength and durability, lightweight and easy installation, reduced environmental impact, improved safety, and cost-effectiveness.

On this 25th year of production, Newpark looks back to sincerely thank our customers, suppliers, and staff for the great success of the DURA-BASE® Advanced-Composite Matting System, while looking forward to the next 25.