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THE NATURAL NEXT STEP FOR ARTIFICIAL TURF FIELDS

WHAT IS

BROCKFILL?

BrockFILL is a highly engineered wood particle infill specifically designed to improve traction and reduce artificial turf heat. It’s made from a species of southern pine grown, harvested, and replanted in continuous cycles. Through an 11-step conditioning process, we created a durable, affordable, and renewable organic infill produced here in the USA.

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What’s the secret? 

Some really cool and creative engineering

Finding a material that would solve the problems with crumb rubber and the durability, cost, and availability of other organic infills was no small task. Once identified, we then had to create a process to make tiny wood particles smooth, rounded, and the right size for drainage and the natural foot traction required.

DURABLE, COOL, AFFORDABLE

Starting in 2015, the Brock team worked with a specialized group of universities, sports testing labs, Ph.D. scientists, engineers, horticulturists, and several sports science experts to develop a solution to crumb rubber problems and other infills that could not hold up to the rigors of athletics. True to Brock’s form, we left no research question unanswered.

TESTED FOR EVERYTHING

TRACTION

Humans evolved running on natural surfaces, not a rubberized bouncy turf that changes consistency across the field. BrockFILL feels like natural turf underfoot and falls within the optimal traction range (FIFA) without the variability in energy restitution (“bounce”) of crumb rubber.

SPLASH

Keeping infill in the turf is key, so the lower the splash the better. BrockFILL achieves the lowest splash when dry compared to other infills and is even better when damp.

ABRASION

Besides field temperature, abrasion is the most common complaint from athletes about artificial turf. Independent testing from Labosport measures the heat generated as a device slides across the turf sample using a mass and speed representative of a sliding athlete. BrockFILL generated the lowest heat score, therefore the lowest abrasion, of any infill, even crumb rubber. Better yet, abrasion is even lower when BrockFILL is damp.

COOLING

BrockFILL is a significantly cooler infill than crumb rubber and does not require watering. Each BrockFILL particle is naturally hydrophilic, so they absorb natural rainwater and condensation into their core, not just on the surface. Moisture is then released slowly for extended cooling. Plus BrockFILL gains weight when wet, so it doesn’t float or migrate like a cork.

DURABILITY

BrockFILL is an extremely durable organic material. After 20,000 Lisport™ cycles, the particle dimensions remain virtually unchanged. Additionally, the particles improve over time! They get smoother, further lowering skin abrasion without breaking down.

DRAINAGE

Like all Brock products, BrockFILL has higher permeability than the turf itself. When tested in turf, the system drains over 50” per hour. Even after 8 years of simulated use with zero maintenance, the field still meets the requirements of the International drainage standard. (But you should still maintain your field!)

PLAYER SAFETY

The BrockFILL system utilizes Brock shock pads to provide the optimal energy absorption and head injury protection, while remaining firm for running: something a rubber and sand field over stone cannot achieve.

AND WE MEAN EVERYTHING

Head Impact Criteria
Gmax Test
Permeability in the System
Shock Absorption
Energy Restitution
Rotational Resistance
Vertical Deformation
Ball Rebound / Angled Ball Rebound
Ball Roll
Flammability
Ball Splash
Temperature Testing
Durability
Density at Different Moisture Content Levels
Permeability (material only)
Total Pesticides
Total Herbicides
Leachable Pesticides
Leachable Metals
Total Metals
Hexavalent Chromium
Mold Growth
Bacteria Growth
Freeze-Thaw Cycle
Insect Resistance
UV Exposure
Flotation
Abrasion

why choose brockfill?

Testimonials from happy customers

a sustainable crop

HARVESTED LIKE CORN

helpful tips?

When should I use brockfill?

A. When heat is an issue on the field. 

B. In environmentally sensitive areas

C. In communities where crumb rubber infill is a concern

D. With teams where athlete traction and speed is important

wARRANTY

BrockFILL is the only infill that comes with a 10-year warranty that covers: Durability against breakdown; Material purity; Chain of custody made in USA; No contaminants; No mold, mildew and bacteria; Drainage; Meets One Turf Concept performance parameters. Contact Brock USA for a copy of the warranty.