Synthetic Turf Infill
GroundSmart™ Synthetic Turf Infill enhances player performance and increases player safety. When combined with a quality synthetic turf, GroundSmart™ Synthetic Turf Infill fields are designed to outperform natural grass fields.
GroundSmart™ Synthetic Turf Infill adds cushioning and springiness to protect athletes. Surfaces made from GroundSmart™ Synthetic Turf Infill dry quickly, drain excess moisture, reduce dust and mud, and minimize freezing. Rain or shine, a field comprised of GroundSmart™ Synthetic Turf Infill is always ready for action.
Whether you’re playing a football, lacrosse or soccer game, better games are played on fields with GroundSmart™ Synthetic Turf Infill. GroundSmart™ Synthetic Turf Infill is the smart, sustainable, economical solution.
- Improves player traction
- Creates safer play environments by reducing injuries to the play surface
- Supports a longer-lasting, costive effective play surface
- Year-round playability
- Saves time and money
- Less maintenance and easy to maintain
- Saves water, by eliminates the need for watering
- Eliminates the need for fertilizers, insect controls, fungicides and other turf management products
- Does not attract harmful insects
- Does not rot or grow mold or fungi
- Does not freeze in cold temperatures
- 100% Recycled Rubber
- Non toxic
Uncoated Rubber Mulch
Available Sizes: 2,000 lbs. super sack
- What is GroundSmart™ Synthetic Turf Infill?
- GroundSmart™ Synthetic Turf Infill is a recycled rubber used on turf fields throughout the world. GroundSmart™ Synthetic Turf Infill gives turf fields greater buoyancy, flexibility and creates a playing surface that can be used and maintained for decades.
- What is the source of GroundSmart™ Synthetic Turf Infill?
- GroundSmart™ Synthetic Turf Infill, also called “Crumb Rubber”, is produced from recycled tire rubber after a thorough process by which the tire steel and cords are removed and the rubber is transformed into a safe infill product.
- Is GroundSmart™ Synthetic Turf Infill safe?
- Yes, crumb rubber has been safely utilized since being introduced in 1997, and in playgrounds and tracks for much longer. This resilient material provides enhanced durability and safety. Its use in synthetic turf sports fields and landscape has also kept more than 105 million used tires out of landfills. Crumb rubber has been critically examined and studied since the late 1980’s. Science has proven it to be safe for children and people of all ages.
- GroundSmart™ Synthetic Turf Infill – UL’s GREENGUARD CERTIFICATION
- GroundSmart™ Rubber Mulch – Chemicals Commonly Found in Natural Soil vs Recycled Rubber
- Connecticut Reaffirms Safety of Artificial Turf
- Act Global Crumb Rubber Safety Study
- Toxicological Analysis of performance infill for synthetic turf fields according to EN 71-3 standard
Report Summary: Lower Canada College, a leading K-12 private school in Montreal, announced that the crumb rubber infill used in its new synthetic turf athletic field is safe for continued use by children of all ages. This comes as a result of testing that the school conducted using an independent, highly-sophisticated laboratory in Paris, France to test its crumb rubber.
- Tabor Academy – Synthetic Turf Athletic Field Evaluation
- STC Guidelines for Crumb Rubber Infill Used in Synthetic Turf Fields
- STC Response to NBC National News Story on Health Effects of Crumb Rubber in Synthetic Turf
- Artificial turf football fields: environmental and mutagenicity assessment
- Bioaccessibility and Risk of Exposure to Metals and SVOCs in Artificial Turf Field Fill Materials and Fibers
- Review of the Human Health & Ecological Safety of Exposure to Recycled Tire Rubber found at Playgrounds and Synthetic Turf Fields
- Artificial turf football fields: environmental and mutagenicity assessment
- Crumb Infill and Turf Characterization for Trace Elements and Organic Materials
- Overview of the Research on Crumb Rubber in Synthetic Turf
- Review of the Impacts of Crumb Rubber in Artificial Turf Applications
Report Summary: Authorities are worried that because of the chemical content of the material, exposure by various means could endanger the health of field users, especially children. However, extensive research has pointed to the conclusion that these fields result in little, if any, exposure to toxic substances.
- Peer Review of an Evaluation of the Health and Environmental Impacts Associated with Synthetic Turf Playing Fields
- An Evaluation of the Health and Environmental Impacts Associated with Synthetic Turf Playing Fields University of Connecticut Health Center
- Human Health Risk Assessment of Artificial Turf Fields Based upon Results from Five Fields in Connecticut
Report Summary: The use of outdoor and indoor artificial turf fields is not associated with elevated health risks.
- Artificial Turf Field Investigation in Connecticut Final Report
- Safety Study of Artificial Turf Containing Crumb Rubber Infill Made from Recycled Tires: Measurements of Chemicals and Particulates in the Air, Bacteria in the Turf, and Skin Abrasions Caused by Contact with the Surface
- DEP Artificial Turf Stormwater Study
- 2009 Study of Crumb Rubber Derived from Recycled Tires Final Report
- Hydroxypyrene in urine of football players after playing on artificial sports field with tire crumb infill
- A Scoping-Level Field Monitoring Study of Synthetic Turf Fields and Playgrounds
- Air Quality Survey of Synthetic Turf Fields Containing Crumb Rubber Infill
- Zinc in Drainage Water Under Artificial Turf Fields with SBR
- An Assessment of Chemical Leaching, Releases to Air and Temperature at Crumb-Rubber Infilled Synthetic Turf Fields
Report Summary: Concentrations of VOCs and PM above field did not exceed background, even with high field temperatures; not likely to pose risk from inhalation.
- Initial Evaluation of Potential Human Health Risks Associated with Playing on Synthetic Turf Fields on Bainbridge Island
- Evaluation of Potential Environmental Risks Associated with Installing Synthetic Turf Fields on Bainbridge Island
Report Summary: The results of their analysis indicated that playing on synthetic turf fields do not cause any increased health risk.
- Evaluation of Playing Surface Characteristics of Various In-Filled Systems
- A Review of the Potential Health and Safety Risks from Synthetic Turf Fields Containing Crumb Rubber Infill
Report Summary: The NIPH [Norwegian Institute of Public Health] (2006) study did not show significant levels of risk to children playing football (rugby) on indoor synthetic turf fields, at exposure levels ranging from acute to chronic scenario.
- CPSC Staff Finds Synthetic Turf Fields OK to Install, OK to Play On
Report Summary: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff today released its evaluation of various synthetic athletic fields. The evaluation concludes that young children are not at risk from exposure to lead in these fields.
- Fact Sheet: Crumb-Rubber Infilled Synthetic Turf Athletic Fields
Report Summary: Based on the available information, chemical exposures from crumb rubber in synthetic turf do not pose a public health hazard.
- Evaluation of the Environmental Effects of Synthetic Turf Athletic Fields
- Synthetic Playfields Task Force Findings and Department Recommendations
- Environmental and Health Risks of Rubber Infill: Rubber crumb from car tyres as infill on artificial turf
Report Summary: Based on the available literature on exposure to rubber crumb by swallowing, inhalation and skin contact …we conclude, that there is not a significant health risk due to the presence of rubber infill for football players [for] an artificial turf pitch with rubber infill from used car tires.
- Rubber Crumb Health Risk Evaluation
Report Summary: I have reviewed the available literature regarding the use of rubber crumb in artificial turf infields — both pro and con — and in my professional opinion the artificial turf field would present no significant risk to human health.
- Evaluation of health risks caused by skin contact with rubber granules used in synthetic turf pitches
- Leaching of zinc from rubber infill on artificial turf (football pitches)
- Environmental and health assessment of the use of elastomer granulates (virgin and from used tyres) as infilll in third-generation artificial turf
- Preliminary Assessment of the Toxicity from Exposure to Crumb Rubber: its use in Playgrounds and Artificial Turf Playing Fields
- Nitrosamines released from rubber crumb
- Artificial turf pitches – An assessment of the health risks for football players
- An Open Letter concerning the potential cancer risk from certain granulate infills from artificial turf
- Measurement of non-exhaust particulate matter
- Potential health and environmental effects linked to artificial turf systems – final report
- Child-Specific Exposure Factors Handbook
Report Summary: Supplemental chronic risk estimates … indicate that regular exposure (e.g., regular play on ground rubber filled athletic fields) to ground rubber for the length of one’s childhood does not increase risk of cancer above levels considered by the State of California to be de minimus.
- Five Year Study of the Water Quality Effects of Tire Shreds Placed Above the Water Table
- Environmental Impacts of Recycled Rubber in Light-Fill Applications