Skatelite products are made from a super-durable paper-composite material designed to withstand the daily punishment inflicted by skateboards, BMX, MTB bikes, and gnarly Sno Park riders. Since it’s made of paper, designs can be printed directly onto the Skatelite material before it goes through the manufacturing process, meaning that, unlike simple decals, your design or logos will never wear off.
Skatelite is an extremely durable material with both high-impact resistance and impressive deflective and flexural strength.
Made from 100% recycled products using WE Technology, an exclusive waste-to-energy process, Skatlelite is a truly sustainable choice.
Nearly indestructible construction delivers a balance of speed and grip not attainable with any other surface. Smooth, fast, durable and aesthetically pleasing.
Dense, consistent and without voids, Skatelite is the leading choice to protect your ramp from Mother Nature’s elements backed by a lifetime warranty.
Edward D. Rich files to patent the “process for imparting greaseproof characteristics to paper”
Began selling Richlite to multiple aerospace companies based in California
To avoid confusion with another company Tacoma Plywood Company changes name to Richlite
Began selling extensively internationally
FOUNDED IN 1943
AT RICHLITE, WE CELEBRATE THE TIME-HONORED TRADITION OF QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP. OUR HERITAGE BEGAN IN 1943, AND EVER SINCE, WE HAVE BEEN COMMITTED TO THE BELIEF THAT IF YOU ARE GOING TO DO SOMETHING, DO IT WELL.
FOUNDED IN 1943
Skatelite's parent company Richlite was founded in 1943 in the Pacific Northwest's aerospace industry. Later, the commercial food industry adopted the unique paper-composite material due to its antimicrobial, easy-to-clean, and heat-resistant qualities, and in the marine sector, where its water resistance was vital. In 1998, the action sports industry took notice of skatepark construction, and the sport-specific brand Skatelite was born.
For over 30 years, Skatelite has stood the test of time as the premium skate ramp surface used by the pros, the top action sports camps, and the world's most notable competitions such as X-Games, Street League, and Olympic training facilities. Both proven legends and the legends-in-making depend on Skatelite's weather resistance and the nearly indestructible construction that delivers a balance of speed and grip not attainable with any other surface. Smooth, fast, durable, and aesthetically pleasing, Skatelite is the ideal surface material for indoor or outdoor ramps.