InfillsCork and cork-based infill designed to ensure performance naturally.
Bringing back a part of nature to the artificial turf system
The use of natural cork or cork combined with other materials as an infill is favoured due to corks’ many positive proprieties, such as: low density (insulation properties with low heat absorption when exposed to sunlight), high elasticity (because of the large share of air that fills its cell structure), high strength and low wear, high fire resistance, attractive life-cycle assessment, no environmental toxicity, largely odour-neutral and decay resistance (due to the suberin content of the cork, the material is highly resistant to moisture and subsequent oxidisation and decay).
Amorim Sports’ infills deliver perfect density to avoid buoyancy and system migration and guarantees excellent energy absorption, avoiding player injury under fall.
Nature infills contribute to a lower carbon footprint of sports surfaces
According to a study based on a tool specifically developed by PwC*, Amorim Sports’ range of Nature infills have a negative carbon balance of -72.5kg CO2e/kg.
Produced with cork, these components, used in artificial sports pitches, contribute to a smaller impact on the climate. They also improve players' comfort, stabilise the surface temperature and increase the longevity of the sports systems where they are incorporated.
*The study was based on a tool specifically developed by PwC – PricewaterhouseCoopers, which makes it possible to estimate the Carbon Footprint associated to granules produced from cork and cork waste, from the management phase of the cork oak forest, transport of these raw materials, processing and packaging, to the factory gate, using the Cradle-to-Gate approach (which does not include transport, application or end-of-life destination).
Cork infills designed to avoid unwanted consequences
We offer natural and extruded compounds specifically designed to be used as artificial turf infills that respect the specification of an appropriate construction standard and to avoid unwanted consequences.
Our infills are designed to allow functional suitability, a balance between cost-effectiveness and environmental compatibility, material durability and multifunctionality.
Elasticity thanks to cork cellular structure
Cork is made of millions of airtight cells, divided by a gaseous mixture which allows it to be compressed to half its thickness without losing any flexibility, and to be decompressed to return to its original shape.
This characteristic lends cork high elasticity and compression resistance that is advantageous when cork is used as infill for artificial turf systems.