Company : Melos GmbH

Category : Surfaces: Turf, Wooden & Synthetic

Key Products : EPDM Granules, Thermoplastic Elastomers

Melos GmbH, headquartered in Melle near Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, is one of the leading international manufacturers of coloured EPDM rubber granules. Products made by Melos are used particularly as component for running tracks in sports stadia, in fall protection surfaces for children's playgrounds, as infill granules on artificial turf as well as in non-slip flooring at swimming pools.

200 employees work at our Melle site. Warehouse, production, research laboratory, quality assurance and administration are located here, in premises covering an area of 48,000 m2. The reference portfolio presents national and international projects. These include, for example, the running track at the Berlin Olympic Stadium and the world's largest racecourse in Dubai.

The reference portfolio presents national and international projects. These include, for example, the fastest running track at the Berlin Olympic Stadium (current WR by Usain Bolt), world's largest horse-racing facility Meydan in Dubai and the 18km long EPDM-track in Katar which is the longest in the world.

As a leading manufacturer of coloured EPDM granules, Melos develops appropriate solutions for EPDM-based sport and leisure floorings. The innovative properties, versatility and flexibility of EPDM granules have convinced users worldwide. Constant EPDM properties are the reliable basis for highly efficient systems.

Therefore properties like elasticity, durability and weather resistance are constantly monitored and systematic innovations open up new fields of application.

Coloured EPDM granules from Melos are 100% dyed through and manufactured as virgin material. We only use the best pigments to create a range of 24 colours, which are complemented by a wide product spectrum of special colours.

When it comes to the production technology facet of Melos’s product line, it can be safely stated that only top-drawer and most innovative mechanisms are employed to generate products of superlative quality. A prime example of this is their state-of-the-art mixers for high throughput rates. In addition to bedding and cable compounds, they permit production of a large range of engineering compounds made from elastomer and polymer materials, filled or unfilled, thermoplastic or curable.

Melos also develops formulations for special compounds and master batches exactly as specified by the customer or operates as subcontractor to compound materials directly as formulated. Behind the conceptualisation of every new idea is the intention of fulfilling client-specific requirements and the dynamic needs of the industry.

Granules – general product groups

Modern athletic tracks made of polyurethane bonded EPDM granules provide optimal condition for professional and amateur sport. On multifunctional play area EPDM floors offer the optimal quality for basketball, volleyball, tennis, streetsoccer and various types of outdoor sports activities for very level of performance. On playgrounds the elastic granules ensure fall protective properties of the flooring while providing a huge variety of colours for creative surface design. In addition to colourful surfaces on playgrounds the good grip level of EPDM granules enhances non slip properties of anti-slip floor coverings. On artificial turf EPDM Infill granules create optimal sportfunctional properties.


Running tracks and multifunctional play area:

Tracks and multifunctional play area made with Melos components provide athletes with a solid basis for optimum performance, whether it in amateur or in professional sports.

Perfect conditions for clubs and athletes:

  • Optimum shock absorption
  • Perfect elasticity
  • Very good level of grip
  • Low wear combined with abrasion resistance
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Constantly high quality characteristics
  • Colour-fast and stable

Fall protection and non-slip surfacing:

Flooring with shock absorbing properties should protect the health of children by avoiding serious injuries after a fall. These fall protection surfaces are build out of EPDM on the top layer and out of recycling granules in the elastic layer of the flooring system. The floorings provide protection through their high elasticity and powerful cushioning effect. Injuries due to falls are substantially reduced.

In addition to classical EPDM granules a new material shape is available only at Melos: EPDM Mulch is 100% coloured dyed through and convinces by its natural structures and colours.

EPDM Mulch

Melos EPDM Mulch is the innovative, exclusive component for the creation of fall protection surfaces, recreational surfaces and walkways. The shape of EPDM Mulch has a natural character. As a water-permeable surface Melos EPDM Mulch provides a hygienic and economic alternative to organic mulches.

A smooth and poured in place EPDM Mulch surface enables barrier-free and safe playing fun. EPDM Mulch is made of high quality and virgin raw materials and is completely dyed through. In contrast to PU-coated mulches, the colour of EPDM Mulch is long-term stable. EPDM Mulch is available in five colours ex works that can be combined in three different blends.

EPDM Mulch – durable, safe, economical

EPDM Mulch offer a number of advantages:


  • Reliable material properties for long lasting fall protection
  • Suitable for barrier free floorings for wheelchairs and prams
  • Long lasting material, resistant to weathering and UV light
  • Durable, even when intensively used
  • Variety of colours for creative design options
  • Hygienic virgin product
  • Environmentally compatible & health-friendly


Coloured Granules

Motivation in sport, enjoyment of leisure, harmony at the work place – these are only a few of the numberous reasons for manufacturing granules in the most attractive colours. As a leading manufacturer in the field of coloured rubber granules for bound floor covering systems, Melos GmbH’s team is committed to offer the highest quality and the widest possible range of colours. In addition to their range of 24 standard colours, they also create individual special colours on request for unique and representative designs both indoors as well as outdoors. High availability, flexible delivery service and a high colour resistance are further compelling advantages of coloured EPDM granules.

Recycling Granules

Reprocessed rubber and recycling material

The base elastic floorings for use in sports, recreational and commercial facilities are often recycled rubber granules. For the recycling of these granules, the material has to pass stringent criteria of quality and environmental impact.

You can rely on the flooring systems from Melos components. Wherever permanent elasticity and a long service life set standards.

Infill Cool Plus

By using special components, Melos Infill Cool Plus, manufactured as a virign material, enables clearly lower pitch temperatures. At the same time, it offers all the advantages of a proven highly cross-linked EPDM Infill Granule.

Compared with different infill granules, this product demonstrates a lower heat-up performance and sustainably lower pitch temperatures over the period of a whole day. This means you can feel great and stay cool on the artificial turf, even when the sun is shining intensively. Melos Infill Granules are used in different turf systems and are long-term proven. Intensive tests belong to our standards and ensure a high performance product.


Infill EPDM ST

Tested and flexible: The proven Infill EPDM ST is very lightfast and weatherproof. The selection of suitable pigments ensures the durability of the colours. The infill is produced out of virgin material for the use as an artificial turf granule. Melos Infill EPDM ST is offered in sulphur cross-linked form. Many years of experience with infill granules have shown that this cross-linking method results in a product with solid ageing stability and optimal sports-technical attributes.

Melos Infill Granules are used in different turf systems and are long-term proven. Intensive tests to ascertain company’s customary standards ensure a high performance product.

Melos Infill for the perfect turf system

Melos represents high-performance Infills made from virgin sulphur cross-linked EPDM. With their optimum grain shape and size distribution, Melos Infill ensures low maintenance efforts, constant playing characteristics and a natural feeling during the play.

For football players, artificial turf pitches with Melos Infill granules offer a number of major advantages:

  • Constant characteristics for accurate passes
  • Natural ball rolls and rebounds for very predictable ball reaction
  • Less risk of injury due to good sliding properties
  • Force on joints and ligaments for tendons is optimized
  • Easy to maintain, low wear, eco-friendly
  • Can be played almost independent from weather conditions
  • Suitable for Soccer, America Football, Rugby and more.

Contact Details

Melos GmbH

Bismarckstrasse 4-10
D-49324 Melle
Tel: +49 54 22 94 47-0
Fax:+49 54 22 59 81
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