Ecocept performance layer

ECO-range

TenCate Ecocept® Performance Sports Base is an innovative new type of porous pavement specially developed to use below synthetic sports turf surfaces. The base acts as a combined structural layer and shock pad to ensure a stable surface whilst also reducing the loads experienced by players. It also reduces the impact on the environment as it is almost entirely made from recycled materials, including old synthetic pitches. 

The Ecocept Performance Sports Base is made of recycled plastics, recycled rubber and a binder material. For each full-size pitch installation, it can divert up to 140 tonnes from landfill. Moreover, an end-of-life synthetic turf can now be recycled into a base for a new artificial grass pitch. 
 

As part of a GreenFields system, Ecocept is specifically developed as the base for synthetic turf sports surfaces. It integrates seamlessly with artificial grass to enhance biomechanical properties and support performance.


Ecocept provides structural stability in a fully bound and stabilised base. The sports base has excellent drainage performance, eliminating costly below field drainage. It can consistently provide shock absorbency across the entire field, reducing the amount of loose infill required within a system.

Environmental benefits

 

Given the growth of synthetic turf pitches in the past 20 years, the volumes of surfaces coming to the end of their life is increasing. This issues of sustainability in sports construction has never been so prominent. 

The patented technology TenCate Grass has developed, is based on recycled end-of-life synthetic turf and creates a closed loop solution which is more environmentally friendly. 

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TenCate Ecocept®

This animation explains how Ecocept is produced. TenCate Ecocept Performance Sports Base is an innovative type of recycled porous pavement, specially developed to use below synthetic sports turf surfaces. The base acts as a combined structural layer and shock pad to ensure a stable surface whilst also reducing the loads experienced by players. It also reduces the impact on the environment as it is almost entirely made from recycled materials, including old synthetic pitches.

 Closed loop solution

The system can provide a closed loop solution to the accumulation of end-of-life pitches, and has been designed to enhance sports performance, improve water management and save on costs traditionally associated with base construction.


Ecocept offers high environmental benefits, including CO2 savings and life cycle assessment. At least 90% of Ecocept is made of recycled materials, including old synthetic turf pitches and other recycled plastics, which otherwise could go to landfill. 


GreenFields is part of a recycling alliance to collect old fields and recycle them into the Ecocept materials. This is all done in-house and carefully controlled for quality and consistency. 



Thanks to the Ecocept concept, the environmental impact of an artificial turf field remains low. After the economic lifespan as a sports field, the field contributes to sport again as a performance sports base layer.

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