three points of safety
THE ARTIFICIAL TURF INDUSTRY HAD A HEAT PROBLEM WITH NO SOLUTION, UNTIL NOW.
HEAT STRESS IS A MAJOR SAFETY ISSUE WITH ARTIFICIAL TURF. IN MANY AREAS IN THE U.S., TEMPERATURES OF AN ARTIFICIAL TURF FIELD WITH CRUMB RUBBER CAN EXCEED 180 DEGREES F!
BROCKFILL® COOLS THE FIELD
We measured two adjacent fields in the same location, with the same turf product, the same day, at the same time, and both were dry. The BrockFILL field measured 33 degrees cooler than the crumb rubber field that had a cooling agent added. Plus, the lower thermal conductivity of BrockFILL reduced heat transmission through shoes and skin. The difference is even greater after it rains.
Artificial turf fields with crumb rubber can reach dangerously high temperatures and can increase the risk of heat-related injuries for athletes. BrockFILL dramatically lowers the surface temperatures of these fields by as much as 50 degrees.