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Plant-Based Infills Gain Traction in Turf Market - Athletic Business Feature

Published on April 3rd, 2019 | by Josh Palubicki

Athletic Business ran a great article on the influx of new organic infill alternatives to crumb rubber.  This growing trend towards embracing solutions for better infills could potentially revolutionize the way turf systems are designed.  BrockFILL was featured prominently as a great new product in this category: 

The newest natural infill product to hit the market with claims that it tackles all of those concerns comes from Brock USA, a company heretofore best known for its contributions to synthetic turf safety and performance in the form of underlying shock pads. BrockFill is an engineered wood particle infill that the company says outperforms other artificial turf infills during rigorous durability, longevity, performance, abrasion and safety testing. Moreover, Brock claims independent research shows its wood infill provides better traction, less splash, truer ball bounce and a more natural feel to synthetic turf fields, while preventing the scorching hot temperatures caused by crumb rubber infill.

BrockFill — which Brock USA CEO Dan Sawyer calls "an elegant solution to a 25-year-old problem" — is sourced and made in the USA from sustainable tree farms that grow for the construction, paper, biofuels and animal bedding markets. There is zero waste in the manufacturing process and no disposal hazards at the end of the artificial turf field's life. 

Infill's importance within the field specification process is beginning to sink in with consumers. "A lot of field owners are starting with, 'What infill do I need? I want to start with the infill first and figure out which infill is going to fit exactly what I'm looking for, and then I'll build the rest of the system around that,' " Coleman says.

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Topics: News Releases, Industry Releases

About the Author

Josh Palubicki

Serving as Chief Media Officer means Josh is responsible for how Brock gets all its industry knowledge out to the world. He and the marketing team at Brock produce the product and customer videos, write many of the blogs and articles, create the Website content, generate social media activity, and all the other fun stuff that encompass the Brock brand. Josh graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Public Relations and also received a Master’s of Science degree in Internet Marketing from Full Sail University. Josh lives in Colorado with his wife Katie and their menagerie of animals that includes 2 dogs, a three-legged cat, a fish, and ducks. They spend their weekends hiking the Rocky Mountains, kayaking, participating in triathlons, catching a movie or two, and traveling.

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