Did you know Ecore's products are upcycled? We divert truck tires from the waste stream and transform them into innovative flooring products. Through our patented technology, we engineer our products to have safety, ergonomic, and acoustic attributes.
As a leader in circular economy technology, we’ve engineered our manufacturing process to remove rubber from the waste stream and transform it into an innovative flooring product.
Flooring enhanced with itsTRU™ technology helps people perform better and do what they love longer by reducing impact, supporting joints, reducing fall-related injury risk, and mitigating noise.
itsTRU™ technology is an Ecore manufacturing process used to build unique surfacing for any flooring manufacturer. Ecore offers custom manufacturing services, using its itsTRU™ technology process, to flooring companies throughout the United States. itsTRU™ technology starts with rubber that is diverted from landfills and incineration. It's then upcycled into vulcanized composition rubber (VCR) using an innovative pressurized process that develops and captures energy. We call this the NRG Factor, which is the ability to absorb force while returning usable energy back to the body. The patented, itsTRU™ technology process then fusion bonds the VCR to virtually any flooring surface, like turf, carpet, or heterogeneous sheet vinyl.
Most types of commercial and athletic flooring surfaces can be enhanced with our fusion-bonding process.
Made by an industry leader in upcycled products technology, itsTRU™ technology goes beyond. The process diverts rubber from landfills and carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. From minimizing water use to maximizing energy efficiency, our state-of-the-art equipment and innovative manufacturing processes reflect our responsibility to our team, customers, partners — and our planet.
A pioneer in the circular economy movement, the itsTRU™ technology team transforms the rubber waste of today into the innovative products of tomorrow. From our proprietary manufacturing that uses 40% less energy than standard industry procedures to our closed-loop chilling system that maximizes water usage, we leverage smart resource management to manufacture better products and create a more sustainable world.
With a legacy of transforming waste that goes back more than a century, our team precision-engineered a next-generation upcycling process that turns a waste material — in this case, rubber — into a product that offers more value than the original. itsTRU™ technology delivers a premium upcycled building material that improves flooring products with enhanced levels of safety, ergonomics and acoustics.
We consider ourselves Landfill Negative! Ecore diverted more than 112 million pounds of truck tires from landfills in 2019 while only contributing 8.7 million pounds of waste – a net landfill diversion of 103.3 million pounds.
*Based on 2019 statistics compiled by Ecore International; figures updated annually.
itsTRU™ technology is proud to partner with companies that share the mission to enhance the performance of the people using the floor while preserving the planet. For example, our technology can help flooring manufacturers earn LEED points, a third-party verification for green buildings, or earn FloorScore® certification for use in high-performance schools and office buildings.