• Wed. May 25th, 2022

Fieldturf and Tarkett Sports add shock pad to their portfolio

With the addition of SockBase Pro, Fieldturf and Tarkett Sports can now offer all components for a synthetic turf field. Both synthetic turf carpet producing companies already offer infill for third generation synthetic turf fields.

ShockBase Pro is an expanded polypropylene shock pad.

The new ShockBase Pro system is made with U.S.-sourced expanded polypropylene raw materials. Independent testing has shown the system to deliver leading GMAX and HIC scores, shock absorption, vertical deformation, and optimal results in a multitude of critical system tests.

Fast drainage is achieved by puncturing wide drainage holes in the shock pad along with sloped drainage tunnels.

“ShockBase Pro was born from a desire to offer an improved solution for our customers. Offering a full-service approach is a core value at Tarkett Sports. We share our customers’ relentless desire for improved quality and are obsessed with offering them more, and better. We recognized that now was the right time to introduce an expanded polypropylene option to help offer a simplified purchasing experience with greater value,” said Eric Daliere, President, Tarkett North America & Tarkett Sports.

Now equipped with an exclusive and reimagined expanded polypropylene option, FieldTurf can design and offer a complete system for customers, unlike others that are limited to offering a single component. From start to finish, every aspect of the field design is controlled by FieldTurf’s expert team. By eliminating potential finger-pointing between vendors and offering a single-supplier warranty for the shock pad and the artificial turf system, the approach offers unmatched value.

ShockBase Pro was developed by the Tarkett Sport Innovation & Performance Center in collaboration with engineers and fabricators. The goal was to develop a system that addressed major customer frustrations.

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Guy Oldenkotte

Guy Oldenkotte is senior editor of sportsfields.info and has been covering the outdoor sports flooring market and industry since 2003

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