our promise to protecting you - ipema certification



Softline's commitment is to provide the safest surfaces for children's play spaces.  This is why Softline has taken the extra step in proving its surfaces meet globally recognized standards and is certified by the International Playground Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA).  


The IPEMA Public Play Surfacing Certification Seal that is earned conforms them to the ASTM F1292-04 standards and assures customers of surfacing products compliant with current industry standards. (sourced from: http://www.playgroundprofessionals.com/encyclopedia/i/ipema-certification)


Softline's FirstBase™ surfaces have been tested and certified by IPEMA.  To verify product certification please visit www.ipema.org.


In the interest of playground safety, the International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) provides a Third Party Certification Service whereby a designated independent laboratory, TÜV SÜD America Inc., (TÜV), validates a surfacing manufacturer’s certification of conformance to ASTM F1292, Standard Specification for Impact Attenuation Under and Around Playground Equipment, and for an engineered wood fiber manufacturer its certification of conformance, also to ASTM F2075, Standard Specification for Engineered Wood Fiber for use as a Playground Safety Surface Under and Around Playground Equipment, Section 4.4, for testing Sieve Analysis and Section 4.6, for testing the presence of Tramp Metal. The use of the corresponding logo in Softline Solutions AB Inc.  website signifies that Softline Solutions AB Inc. has received written validation from the independent laboratory that the product(s) associated with the use of the logo conforms to the requirements of the indicated standard. Check the IPEMA website (www.ipema.org) to confirm product validation, its thickness and critical height.