Sports 101

Novice

Infill is a key component to your synthetic turf system. Infill can protect your athlete, help extend the life of your turf, and provide consistent performance for your teams.

Infill Types

Today's market offers a variety of infill options. The major categories are organics, coated sands, virgin polymers, and crumb rubber.

Crumb Rubber
Crumb Rubber
DEFINED: Crumb rubber is made from ground up car and truck tires.
Crumb rubber is widely used thanks to its availability and relatively low product cost.
Virgin Polymer
Virgin Polymer
DEFINED: A virgin polymer is made from known components, specifically for sports.
Virgin polymers play very similar to crumb rubber systems so if field owners are looking for familiar playability they have their choice of two categories of virgin polymers: EPDM and TPE. The distinct advantage of these products over crumb rubber is that they are virgin, so they are made from known components which can be modified to enhance the product and avoid specific chemicals.
Organic
Organic
DEFINED: There are numerous organic options available today including walnut shells, cork and cork/coconut blends.
Organic infill offers an especially cool surface by comparison to other infill materials. Organic infill's ability to retain and release moisture overtime offers evaporative cooling for the synthetic surface.
Coated Sand
Coated Sand
DEFINED: Coated sands such as Envirofill, are especially round granules of sand coated with an acrylic polymer.
Coated sands offer superior durability and consistent performance. The roundness of the sand avoids compaction and the antimicrobial infused coating inhibits the growth of bacteria in the infill profile.
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