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TigerTurf Looks for Sustainable Solutions with Ecocept Sports Bases



Synthetic turf manufacturer TigerTurf is recycling end of life plastic and rubber to create its Ecocept performance sports bases. TenCate Ecocept ™ is an insitu type shockpad being manufactured on site using 80% to 90% recycled end-of-life waste plastics and rubber mixed with a binder to a pre-determined ratio. The product is being used in its sports fields, recycling plastic waste, old car tyres and end-of-life turf, previously destined for landfill.

For over 36 years TigerTurf has gained a reputation as the leading supplier of artificial turfs. The company is actively researching solutions for its end of life products. Ecocept has the potential to be a major game changer as a receptacle of plastic waste as the raw material in the production of sports bases. It also has the potential to be used in any area where asphalt or paving are currently being used. It is a revolutionary product in the construction of high-performance sports base systems.  Ecocept from TenCate is a porous pavement, specifically developed for synthetic turf athletic playing surfaces. 

This new, world first, product is gaining significant traction with customers not only excited by the sports and engineering performance and the exceptional drainage characteristics of the pad but also by the re-using of waste products diverting it from landfill.

Ecocept shock pad performance bases have other benefits. It provides structural stability in a fully bound and stabilised base. The product has excellent drainage performance eliminating costly below field drainage. It can consistently provide shock absorbency (that meets FIFA / IRB impact requirements) across the entire field, reducing the amount of infill and infill splash.

Using Ecocept reduces or eliminates the need for a conventional thick layer of crushed stone. The performance base has capillary action, which drains rainwater laterally so that the need for costly trenched drainage below the field is reduced. This product also allows the field to be irrigated with minimal water loss reducing the cost of water. An irrigated field makes for enhanced playability and cooler field temperatures on hot days. Ecocept also integrates seamlessly with TigerTurf’s synthetic turf products enhancing biomechanical performance.

Ecocept is currently being used in two major projects in New Zealand; at the new MetroPark Hockey centre in Millwater, Auckland and at Elim Christian College, Auckland, where a multi sports field is well underway.

For more information call 1800 802 570 or email to AUinfo@tigerturf.com

For more information: https://tigerturf.com/au/recycling-with-ecocept-au