New development helps protect pitches in extreme weather


With the UK suffering higher than average rainfall and some of the wettest years on record as of late, a well-drained pitch is essential to ensure sporting action isn’t interrupted when adverse weather hits.

To offer clubs a lifeline, building materials supplier Aggregate Industries has unveiled its Pro Pitch Elite – a new infill sand that claims to have the best drainage rates of any other on the UK market.

“Extreme weather conditions are a growing concern when it comes to the construction and maintenance of synthetic sports pitches,” said Tom Wise, general manager at Garside Sands, Aggregate Industries.

“As such, this has spurred us into our laboratory to design and rigorously test our biggest product innovation in more than 20 years. As a result we can launch Pro Pitch Elite, the ideal solution for enhancing and sustaining sport facilities by ensuring playability all year round, even in areas of extreme rainfall.”

The Pro Pitch Elite infill sand has been specifically developed to include larger rounded particles in order to provide greater void space through the playing surface of synthetic sport pitches.

During recent laboratory testing, it was claimed that the product is able to drain 116% better than the most popular competitor of sand available thanks to its absorbent characteristics.

“Due to its technical grading, ProPitch Elite has been proven to aid with effective drainage, even outperforming our market-leading Pro Pitch 2EW infill sand, as demonstrated during robust lab testing. For sports clubs looking to provide first-class playing surfaces, even in extreme weather conditions, this revolutionary solution will not disappoint.”

Synthetic turf protection

Synthetic turf protection

June 20, 2018

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