ORGANIC INFILL RAIN PROBLEMS
In this case study, a common problem is exposed to many fields in Italy where we can say that by now we are ready for anything to increase commercial competition in the synthetic grass sector.
We all know that synthetic grass is now an almost identical product among all world producers for the simple fact that the largest yarn producer holds a 70% share of the world. This means that differences between a European product and an Asian product are to be considered almost non-existent; so… how can the various artificial turf producers and system owners compete with each other? Very simple answer, after the obvious lower price of the square meters of the Kit, only the performance infill remains to be challenged!
In the world of clogging, all the possibilities of using anything within a synthetic field have been seen, ranging from PVC-based plastic waste to be ground from an electric cable to vegetable waste such as rice skins, passing through mixtures of organic peat containing coconut fibers, ground corks, and since the rubber is also organic it is also inserted in the Mix in the form of Thermoplastics. In short, incredible cocktails that in no case take into account the environmental impacts and maintenance costs.
The photographic example shows the effect of an organic infill, of which we remain anonymous on its mix composition, specifying only that all plant-based infills have lower specific weights than water and therefore tend to float; if a heavy rain unfortunately seizes the opportunity shortly after a usual periodic maintenance of raising the compacted vegetable infill, about 30% of the infill volume moves on the synthetic mantle until it flows into the perimeter drains and clogs them.
Over the last decade, we have supplied 114 Elastomeric infill to replace and restore 114 soccer fields, with the satisfaction of our customers.
These photos show a complete restoration through our Ecolbrown infill after the vegetable infill has been completely removed.
You will wonder why the fact has been completely removed … the answer is very simple: RECYCLABILITY at the end of life!
Many companies talk about “100% Recycling”, inflating their brand with prestige, but if we go into detail will all that we are told be true?