PFC: Pure Cork ProFormance Infill

THE GREENPLAY® ADVANTAGE

Greenplay Organics provides only the best-available, proven and tested, high-performance, 100 percent natural and completely safe artificial grass infill systems for synthetic turf applications. We are the very first team in the United States to introduce organics into synthetic turf fields and have continued to do so since 2006. Trust the leader in organics with the proven pedigree... Greenplay™.

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Trees are not harmed in any way from harvesting. Our product is sourced from carefully managed and protected environments on the coast of Portugal. We are key promoters of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and certified in both the principals and proper stewardship of forest management in Portugal. The bark from the indigenous oak trees is harvested in sequence every nine years with the trees living for more than 150 years.

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What makes PFC ProFormance Cork, superior to other cork infill products is that we utilize the inner, lower-density portion of the bark as opposed to the higher-density, outer portion of the bark. This is very important with regards to durability and performance. When compared, the lower-density material (+/- 140 kg/m3) utilized for PFC will remain resilient and outlast the more brittle (+/- 200 kg/m³ or higher) and inferior-quality outer material.

Greenplay Corconut testing

PFC ProFormance Cork, is an established and proven granular cork and sand infill system for synthetic turf. Greenplay Organics has partnered with a leading producer and innovator of the highest-quality granular cork, tested to meet or exceed FIFA one and two star standards for sports applications. Over the last five years, this same specification has been successfully utilized in diverse climates from Europe to North America.

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Particle size: 1-2.5 mm
Bulk density: 129 kg/m3

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PFC Post Abrasion Close
Particle size: 0.8-2.5 mm
Bulk density: 134 kg/m3

DURABILITY

Sports Labs USA was commissioned to perform a modified LA Abrasion test to show the different amount of breakdown between our PFC medium density and HDC high density cork granules. Both specifications were subjected to 1000 revolutions within the LA Abrasion machine. Gradations were performed to the EN 933-1 Standard.


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Particle size: 0.8-2.5 mm
Bulk density: 200 kg/m3

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HDC Post Abrasion Close
Particle size: 0.8-2.0 mm
Bulk density: 265 kg/m3

PURE CORK CHARACTERISTICS

 
Low Abrasiveness
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100 percent Pure, Natural and Safe
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Increased Shock Absorption
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Lower Turf Temperatures
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Non-Flammable
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Excellent Durability
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Clean and Odor Free
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No Water Requirement
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The Whistler Tree

The town of Montijo located in the Alentejo region of Portugal, is home to the world's largest Cork Oak. Named for the countless songbirds that perch in its tree-top, the Whistler Tree is over 200 years old.

A single harvest from this particular tree has been known to supply as much as 2,200 lbs. of cork (1,000kgs), whereas average production from a typical tree averages only 132 lbs. (60Kgs).

A Cork Oak produces cork tissue until it is 150 to 200 years old, during which time it may be stripped 15 to 18 times.

Sustainability

The Cork industry is highly sustainable, taking nature's raw material that is extracted cyclically from the cork trees without ever harming them while promoting the economic and social sustainability of protected areas that are always at risk of desertification.

The Cork Forest in Portugal, (700,000 hectares), known as "Montado," is a typical Iberian landscape which is key in supporting a natural bio-diversity, including some of the most endangered species in the world.

Animal species inhabiting cork oak forests include: Iberian Lynxes, Imperial Eagles, Black Storks, Wolves and Wild Bears.

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