Guardian Innovation’s STC Certified TPE Infill has been cooling fields throughout North America since 2016. This is a bio-based sustainable infill manufactured in the USA. The unique shape of the infill allows for ideal compaction for optimal energy restitution, ball rebound and rotational resistance. The closed pore system provides a clean install with minimal splash and no added maintenance. The material is intended to last the life of the field, pulled up and recycled for additional use.
We have yet to top-dress a field since 2016. The Class 1 fire rating, flame retardant and dust free features are idyllic for indoor facilities. Our Rainbow Trout Certification and 1.18 Specific Gravity provide a sense of security in cases of water runoff. 30% air is puffed into each individual pellet for improved GMAX, 1+ meter HIC and reduced abrasion.
WHY GUARDIAN TPE INFILL?
We developed Guardian Bio-Based TPE Infill as a clean alternative so that municipalities and consumers could feel confident about the infill their athletes are exposed to
The most popular infill for synthetic turf fields is created with crumb rubber (SBR) infill, which is made by grinding up recycled rubber car and truck tires. The rubber granules have been used on sports fields because of their shock absorption and elasticity. However, rubber is a complex mixture and is made by combining many different components, some of which possess toxic and carcinogenic properties. When the infill sits in the sun, it becomes hot and some of the heavy metals and fillers will leach out and emit toxins into the air. There has been speculation around whether recycled SBR rubber infill may give off toxins that are harmful to the environment and humans.
We saw the issues with crumb rubber and wanted to provide a solution for consumers to feel confident about the turf infill their athletes are exposed to. We put our scientists to work to create an alternative that’s clean, bio-based, and longer-lasting. Out of our US lab came our Guardian Bio-Based TPE Infill made with corn and soy oils.
With Pad: 4 lb/sf sand + 2 lb/sf infill
Without Pad: 2 lb/sf sand + 5 lb/sf infill
Top Dressing: Best for cooling benefits and energy restitution
Systems in use:
2” pile height:
3# sand, 2.5 # SBR, ½ # TPE
2 ½“ pile height:
4 # sand, 3 # SBR, ½ # TPE
- Heat Reduction: Yes (Temperature data)
- Sourced in USA: Yes
- Class 1 Fire Rating: Yes (Radiant Panel)
- Prop 65: Yes (Certification)
- Approved by New York: Yes
- Recyclable: Yes
- Safe for Water Runoff: Yes (Rainbow Trout Method)
- FIFA: Yes (UVA Aging data)
- Added Maintenance: No (Splash)
- Required Top Dressing: No
Lasts 30+ years on fields.
Cooler surface temperature.
MADE IN THE USA
Made & manufactured in the USA.
CLASS 1 FIRE RATING
Fire resistant product.
Our sustainable TPE infill is made with 49% corn/soy and is the lowest cost alternative infill available.
TURF RX REPAIR KIT
Our Turf Rx Repair Kit is a fast set, easy to use, all inclusive repair kit – gun, glue & mix tips included. It is ideal for inexperienced turf customers or seasoned installers that need to make small, quick repairs. Coaches & equipment managers can repair turf tears or loose logos on the spot. The durable, permanent repair sets within an hour and can cure in damp conditions
- Dual Component Cartridge Gun
- 3 Cartridges
- 6 Mix Tips