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  • STCPerformanceGuidelines&TestingMethodsforSynthetic

    TurfSportsSurfaces

    Welcome!

  • Moderator:CraigHonkompSeniorEngineerSportworksFieldDesignCincinnati,Ohio

  • TopicsofDiscussion

    Overviewofthesyntheticturfindustry

    TestingMethodsforSyntheticTurfSportsFields

    RelevanceoftheSTCsGuidelinesforSyntheticTurfPerformance

  • Panelist:JohnBaizePresident&OwnerActGlobalAustin,Texas

  • Panelist:AlastairCoxDeputyCEO&DirectorofInternationalCorporateLabosport InternationalDerbyshire,UnitedKingdom

  • Panelist:MattAsburyManagingDirectorLabosportInternationalDalton,Georgia

  • TheSTCsFourPillarsofStrategicPriority

    Promotinggrowthof

    syntheticturfmarket

    Providingneutral,sciencebasedindustryguidelines

    Earningongoingsupportand

    participationofourmembers

    Growingtheacceptanceanddemandforsyntheticturf

  • PlayerNeeds:TheMainDriverforQualitySyntheticTurf

    In2012,theU.S.ConsumerProductSafetyCommissionsNationalElectronicInjurySurveillanceSystem(NEISS)trackedsportsinjurydata,andfoundthat: 1,353,750childrenundertheageof19wereseeninthe

    ERforsportsrelatedinjuries. Themostcommoninjuriesare: Sprains:33% Fractures:18% BruisesandAbrasions:16% InternalOrganInjuriesincludingConcussions:12%

  • STCGuidelinesforSyntheticTurfPerformance

    STCresponsetomarketquestionsonhowto: Objectivelyselecttherightsurface Improvequalityandperformance Maintainandwhentoreplacethesurface

    Encouragessyntheticturfsystemsto: Playlikegoodqualitynaturalturf Minimizetheriskofinjury Provideaconsistentanddurablesportsfield

    system

  • VoluntaryGuidelines

    ASTMInternationalStandards Gmax,productidentification,andquality ASTMInternationalwasknownpreviouslyasthe

    AmericanSocietyofTesting&Materials

    FIFA QualityConcept Durabilitytesting,withawiderangeofnaturalgrass

    benchmarksforsportsperformanceandquality FIFAistheinternationalgoverningbodyforsoccer

    Scopeofwork:Infilled syntheticturfsystems

  • STCGuidelinesforSyntheticTurfPerformance

    Providesaneasytoimplementformatforbiddingpurposes

    IdentificationGuidelinesTestMethod(s) Property CommunityField StadiumField

    ASTMD3218 FiberMicrons +/ 10%ofSpecification +/ 10%ofSpecification

    ASTMD5823 PileHeight +/ 1/8ofSpecification +/ 1/8ofSpecification

    ASTMD5793 StitchGauge SameasSpecification SameasSpecification

    ASTMD5848orFIFA/ISO8543

    PileWeight+/ 10%and nomorethanminus2oz./sq.yd.ofSpecification

    +/ 10%and nomorethanminus2oz./sq.yd.ofSpecification

    ASTMD5848orFIFA/ISO8543

    PrimaryBacking +/ 10%ofSpecification +/ 10%ofSpecification

    ASTMD5848orFIFA/ISO8543

    SecondaryBacking+/ 10%and nomorethanminus2oz./sq.yd.ofSpecification

    +/ 10%and nomorethanminus2oz./sq.yd.ofSpecification

    ASTMD5848orFIFA/ISO8543

    TotalWeight +/ 10%ofSpecification +/ 10%ofSpecification

    FIFA/EN1969 InfillDepth +/ 15%ofSpecification +/ 15%ofSpecification

    FIFA/EN13041 InfillBulkDensity +/ 15%ofSpecification +/ 15%ofSpecification

    ASTMF276509 LeadContent Below100ppm Below100ppm

    PerformanceGuidelinesASTMF1936 ImpactAttenuation(gmax) Below165 Below165

    FIFA04andFIFA09 ShockAbsorption 55%to70% 60%to70%

    FIFA05andFIFA09 VerticalDeformation(footstability)4mmto9mm

    4mmto8mm

    FIFA06andFIFA09 RotationalResistance(traction) 25nto50n 30nto45n

    FIFA07 LinearFrictionDeceleration 3.0gto6.0g 3.0gto5.5g

    FIFA07 LinearFrictionSlide 120to220 130to210

    FIFA08 SkinAbrasion(dry) GrayScale3

    FIFA/EN13864ArtificialWeathering(3,000hoursUVA)PileYarnTensileStrength

    Reductionofnomorethan50% Reductionofnomorethan50%

    FIFA/ENISO20105A02ArtificialWeathering(3,000hoursUVA)InfillColorChange

    >GrayScale3 >GrayScale3

    FIFA/EN13036 SurfaceRegularity10inchesperhour

  • ATwoStageAssessment

    StepOne LaboratoryTestsToassistarchitectsandfieldownerstoensurethattheyselectproductsofprovenqualityandperformance

    StepTwo FieldTestsOnsitequalityassuranceteststocheckmanufacturing,constructionandinstallation.Ongoingtestingsuggeststoassesschangesinperformance

  • Summary

    TherearenumerousqualityassurancebenefitstoutilizingtheSTCGuidelinesforSyntheticTurfPerformanceandproperlabandfieldtesting

    Themostimportantdriveristheneedoftheplayer InternationalresearchindicatesthatwhenfieldtestedturfsystemsthatfitwithinFIFAtestmethods,theyhave Similarfatiguelevelstonaturalgrass

    o Measuredbyheartrateandbloodlactatelevelso 41%ofinjuriesconnectedtofatigue/overuse

    Similarinjuryratestonaturalgrass

  • STCsFreeTechnicalGuidelines

    SyntheticTurfPerformance* EssentialElementsforSyntheticTurfSystems* MaintenanceofInfilledSyntheticTurf* Removal,Recovery,Reuse&Recycling AttractingFundingandLocalSupport BuyingSyntheticGrassforLandscapeUse

    *TranslatedintoSpanish

  • HowtoJointheSTC

    Applyonlineatwww.syntheticturfcouncil.org Specialduescategoriesareavailablefor: Municipalofficials,athleticdirectors,teachers,

    andstudents Landscapearchitects,engineers,andsynthetic

    turfconsultants Basecontractors(nofieldconstruction) Regionallandscapeandrecreationinstallers

  • Thankyouforattending!Feelfreetocontactus:

    www.syntheticturfcouncil.orgoffice@syntheticturfcouncil.org400GalleriaParkway,Suite1500

    Atlanta,GA30339(678)3856720

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