Every year, 424 000 individuals die from falls and 37,3 million (1) people experience falls that are severe enough to require medical attention. Such falls are responsible for over 17 million DALY’s (2) (disability-adjusted life years) lost. The largest morbidity occurs in people aged 65 years and older. As more and more people get older they are more likely to fall, partly caused by poor vision, vertigo, imbalance and chronic diseases. The financial costs from fall-related injuries, especially head traumas, are substantial. According to an independent national authority in Sweden (3), the estimated cost for fall injuries among elderly people is 14 billion SEK/year (€ 1.5 billion approximately). Working closely with researchers, experts and partners, Trelleborg design, develop and produce a unique polymer formula to maximize safety and quality in floors for hospitals and nursing homes.
Trelleborg delivers innovative, high performance rubber flooring solutions that maximize performance to meet your specific business needs.
Our dedicated and highly skilled staff are always on hand to provide seamless process support from initial idea to delivery and beyond.