The end of artificial turf?



In recent months, there have been a series of communications from various media outlets discussing the European Union’s prohibition on artificial turf sports fields, such as those used at Art Padel.

However, nothing could be further from the truth; it is a prohibition specifically targeting the rubber infill of the turf. Artificial turf comprises several components, including the fiber base, with its infill consisting initially of a layer of sand and a second layer containing various elements, including rubber sourced from unused tires.

The EU bans rubber due to its environmental impact, meaning the prohibition targets one of the infill components of artificial turf. The microplastics being banned are organic, insoluble synthetic polymer particles measuring less than 5 centimeters, which are released into the environment uncontrollably and have a significant impact.

This implies that within an 8-year timeframe, all artificial turf sports fields cannot incorporate rubber microparticles and must be replaced with a different substrate that is not harmful to the environment.

Therefore, there is no need for panic among sports clubs or local administrations; alternatives to this type of infill must be sought, while artificial turf will continue to maintain its current components.

At Art Padel, we work to offer the best and most updated materials to ensure your padel court is ready and set to provide the best experience. Feel free to ask us about how we manufacture our courts and actively engage in using environmentally friendly materials 
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