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100 per cent recyclable synthetic turf does away with rubber tire crumb infill


May 3, 2021
By Elite Turf

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Elite Turf USA, powered by leading synthetic turf company Act Global, has announced the Elite Turf POWER System which, combined with Act Global’s triple-fibre woven Xtreme Turf and a non-rubber infill, enhances safety, playability and durability on synthetic turf fields.

Elite Turf is a distribution and installation partner of Act Global, a world leader in synthetic turf. The system has been previously available only in Europe.

Made of ClearChoice Parley recycled ocean plastic, the patent-pending infill replaces the highly-criticized rubber tire crumb infill found in traditional turf. Each POWER System installed aids in removing more than one million bottles from the ocean, making the turf better for athletes and the environment.

It’s built on the ProPlay pad foundation, which plays and feels firm while testing soft, reducing injuries. With no polyurethane backing, the synthetic turf is 100 per cent recyclable at end of life, reducing the high disposal cost, and its interlocked fibres stand vertical, offering superior and consistent ball roll, steady footing, and reduced glare and heat. The woven backing also allows for water to drain up to two times faster, increasing playability.

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The POWER System provides a premium playing surface for a variety of sports, including soccer, football, baseball, and more. By engaging with leading testing institutes, research facilities, and industry groups, Elite Turf satisfies performance requirements and safety needs for all users. Xtreme Turf has undergone numerous tests for Lisport durability, UV stability, shock absorbency, traction, and foot stability and has met or exceeded industry and sport federation standards. It’s also undergone stringent health and environmental testing for PAHs, VOCs, PFAs, heavy metals and passes EN 71-3 toy safety and ASTM guidelines.