Artificial Grass Infill
Artificial Grass Infill, Durafill: the cool, clean and pet-friendly granules that make even non-believers sing its praise. Durafill, composed of rounded quartz core mined from the Hickory Formation in central Texas, is specially designed for use in artificial turf. It looks and feels natural and is warranted to perform for 16 years. Durafill is also manufactured with Microban antimicrobial product protection to inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause odors and even staining.
Compare to Rubber:
Unlike rubber, Durafill stays comparatively cool in artificial grass; its heat-reducing properties lower surface temperatures by as much as 25%. Durafill’s mass stays securely in the turf pile without bounce or static cling, and its properties remain stable in even in the harshest weather conditions so your lawn is always a comfortable and beautiful place to relax or play.
Durafill’s complimentary green hues provide a more natural appearance in artificial grass than black rubber — no “five o’clock shadow” effects. It’s also non-toxic — no worries about what those recycled tires picked up on the asphalt of Interstate 40 between Barstow and Amarillo and what got dumped in your backyard.
Compare to Sand:
Unlike raw silica, Durafill is non-abrasive, so children can play and slide on the surface safely all day. Its manufactured-round profile also makes it easier to install than the pointed edges of common sand.
Durafill’s quartz core and round shape resist compression so it won’t compact like a sandcastle at the beach and harden like cement, or prevent water from passing through the turf system. There’s no airborne silica dust associated with Durafill, and the product is exempt from California’s Proposition 65 product safety standards protecting people and animals.
Durafill offers unsurpassed protection for pet grass applications. Other infill materials can retain moisture – and where there is moisture, there is mold, mildew and odor causing bacteria. Non-absorbent Durafill infill with Microban technology helps prevent microbes such as odor causing bacteria from breaking down pet urine into pungent ammonia smells.
When a dog “does his business” Durafill rinses clean and promotes proper drainage for a cleaner surface for rest or frolic.
Good for the earth and its inhabitants
Durafill is durable and has been tested for safe use. The artificial grass can be reused and repurposed after the life of a turfed lawn so it won’t be clogging up a landfill.
Durafill is the latest in artificial grass infill product technology for artificial grass. It is pet and environment-friendly, withstanding animal urine and elements, preventing the growth of spores and bacteria within turf products. Durafill prevents degradation throughout time and does not need multiple applications. Products with Durafill do not overheat in the sun; preventing overheating of the actual artificial grass. Durafill is eco-friendly and does not contain zinc, heavy metals, or silica dust.
|Chemical Composition:||(99.6 Silicone Dioxide)(Iron Oxide & Acrylic)|
|Angle Of response:||30 Deg.|
|Melting Point:||2880 Deg. C|
|Hardness:||.6-.8 Mohs Scale|
|TYPE OF TEST||DURAFILL||RUBBER|
|Microbiological Analysis/Absorption (Spore Growth After Contamination)||.007% or negligible||81.82%|
Radiant Panel ATSME – 648 NFPA253 & FTM372
|1.02 Best Possible||.22 Will Not Pass|
|Shoe Traction ATSM F1551
(Temp. After 250W Heat Lamp 30 Min.)
|93.62 F||141.88 F|
|Heavy Metal Test
(Method 6010 & 7470)
|None||Heavy Metals Zinc|
|API Turbidity Test For Dust||23.5||335|
Microban Claims Overview:
– Microban® antimicrobial technology is infused into Durafill for an added protection against bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause stains, odors and product deterioration.
– Microban® antimicrobial protection works 24/7 for an added level of cleanliness protection.
– Microban® antimicrobial technology infusesDurafill during the manufacturing process to inhibit the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew that can cause stains, odors and product deterioration.
– On an unprotected surface, bacteria can double in number every 20 minutes. Microban protection works continuously to keep Durafill cleaner, longer.