Over time, weather and play consolidate infill which can have a considerable impact on the performance characteristics of a synthetic turf field. In an ideal state, your synthetic turf sports field will have the same performance over its 8-10 year lifespan. Consistent surface performance is important so your athletes have a predictable experience with their […]
No Landfill Infill: Sustainable Artificial Turf Infill Options
Everyone from the field owners and spectators to the leaders of the industry is examining and finding solutions for the material waste involved in the lifecycle and management of artificial turf fields. At Motz, we recognize the need for sustainable business practices and we focus on supplying products that are non-toxic, reusable, recyclable, and/or degradable. […]
What is Synthetic Turf Infill and What Are The Types?
Synthetic turf infill can be composed of any material but put simply, it is the layer of product installed into your turf fibers for support, performance, and aesthetics. Every synthetic turf sports field requires infill but the type of infill installed depends upon your needs. Before we cover the many types of infills available, let’s […]
Safeshell Warning Tracks Enhance Artificial Turf Baseball Field Performance and Safety
Artificial baseball fields require more nuance and planning than other synthetic turf sports fields because of their many unique and important features. As field owners and baseball lovers know, one of the most essential safety attributes of a baseball field is the warning track. The aptly named warning track has one main purpose: to keep […]
Safeshell Synthetic Turf System Can Save Cost Without Sacrificing Performance
Now more than ever, cost is at the top of mind for everyone when making a large investment. This is especially true in local communities and athletic facilities where all eyes are on you, the decision maker. Every community wants the best for their athletes, but as their budgets shrink with our current economic climate, […]
How Does Safeshell Organic Artificial Turf Infill Hold Up Over Time?
Safeshell Organic Infill Installed For Durability in Harsh Elements Safeshell was installed at Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 5 in December of 2016. You can read the prequel to this story here. In short, organic infill was originally installed in the winter of 2013. The challenging location of this field, extending over the East River, proved […]
8 Reasons Envirofill Is Changing the Game For Indoor Synthetic Turf Sports Facilities
Installing a new, indoor, artificial turf sports field? Make Envirofill your winning strategy Artificial turf infill is kind of a big deal, especially when you’re selecting one to build an exceptional indoor turf field. Why? Because your chosen turf infill product will impact your field’s performance, maintenance protocol, and the health and safety of everyone […]
Why Do Architects Choose Safeshell and Envirofill Artificial Turf Infill?
Give the people what they want — turf infill that keeps fields clean, safe, and playable. Designers and architects are re-examining the components that make a sports complex valuable and useful. Field managers, athletes, and spectators are more concerned with health and safety than ever before and the best new sports facilities are beginning to […]
Safeshell Synthetic Turf Infill Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label
What Does it Mean to Have a USDA Certified BioBased Product? Safeshell has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label. The product, Safeshell®, is now able to display a unique USDA label that highlights its percentage of biobased content. Third-party verification for a product’s biobased content is administered through the USDA […]
Are there PFAS in Envirofill, Artificial Turf Infill?
What is PFAS? PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) have been used in manufacturing as far back as the 1940’s. According to the EPA these are “a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS, GenX, and many other chemicals.” Some of these chemicals take a long time to break down, thus can amass over time. […]