What is Infill?

Infill is an important element of any synthetic turf sports field system. For Act Global, this means including infill turf as part of our balancing system. We check for shock absorption vs. vertical deformation, deceleration vs. slip resistance, and make sure it is skin friendly while still maintaining traction. Our engineers recognize that any infill we provide must be up to par for player safety and performance.

Turf is made with two types of infill: a performance and a stabilizer. While we do have sand and rubber available for use, Act Global also provides organic, TPE, EPDM, coated sand, and Clear Choice as alternatives.

Organic infill includes coconut and cork, which can be recycled back into the environment once a field has reached the end of its life.

TPE, or thermoplastic elastomer, is recyclable, non-toxic and heavy metal free.

EPDM, or Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer, provides higher stability, is durable and has a great appearance.

Coated sand is low maintenance, provides lower surface temperatures and has proven UV resistance.

Clear Choice is durable, recyclable, and heat-resistant.

The alternative performance infills comply with the most stringent environmental testing and requirements in the market.

Each infill is thoroughly tested to ensure the product is safe, durable, and performs according to top players’ expectations for the long term. Act Global actively strives to develop synthetic solutions selecting the best and most eco-friendly alternative performance infills and shock pads available on the market.  Each system is engineered for high performance and to prevent compaction, but it should be noted that each one does differ by surface temperatures, watering requirements, and appearances.

The type of infill can be selected based on user preference, however, infill ratios are recommended by experts within the synthetic turf manufacturing company based on the field purpose. We make ratios and recommendations based on extensive natural grass benchmark and laboratory testing for each sports surface we create. We adhere to and surpass strict international standards set by FIFA, FIH, and World Rugby and have over 200 FIFA certified fields.

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About Act Global

Act Global is a world leader in synthetic turf technology with an ISO 9001 Quality Certified manufacturing facility in Calhoun, Georgia, and field installations in over 90 countries. Act Global has supplied its Xtreme Turf synthetic turf to over 600 football fields. Act Global is a FIFA Quality Licensee and preferred supplier for World Rugby, the International Hockey Federation, and the United Soccer League. The Act Global UBU Speed Series is the leading brand for NFL & NCAA Division I Football Fields has been featured in the New Orleans Superdome 2013, New York MetLife Stadium 2014, and Minneapolis U.S. Bank Stadium 2018. Act Global also produced and installed the playing surface at the New Orleans Superdome in 2017 and 2018.


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