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SPORTS SURFACES
LABORATORY

SPORTS SURFACES LABORATORY

CHARACTERISATION AND TESTING OF SPORTS SURFACES

We are able to carry out product characterisation, laboratory tests and on-site field tests of sports surfaces and artificial turf.
Our laboratories are fully equipped to perform the characterisation of artificial turf intended for sports flooring, and performance of tests on the turf in the laboratory and on the pitch.

SPORTS SURFACES LABORATORY FACILITIES

  • Laboratory and technical staff accredited by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association FIFA

  • State-of-the-art equipment that complies with European regulations and FIFA standardisation.

  • Members of ESTC (Synthetic Turf Council) the association of the synthetic turf industry in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

  • Qualified, specialised staff who undergo constant training in the latest techniques.

LABORATORY TESTING FOR SPORTS SURFACES

PRODUCT CHARACTERISATION AND IDENTIFICATION TESTS ON RAW MATERIALS

> Pile plucking
> Pile height
> Stitches
> Title (Dtex)
> Lamellar mass
> Thickness of strand
> Filler characterisation (size, bulk density and particle shape)
> Water permeability
> Determination of TGA thermal behaviour (Rubber)
> Polymer identification by DSC

IMAGEN ENSAYO USO SIMULADO
IMAGEN ENSAYO CARACTERIZACION SUPERFICIES DEPORTIVAS

OTHER LABORATORY TESTS

> Determination of leachate toxicity by luminescence bioassay method
> Determination of dimensional changes due to the effect of varying conditions of water, ice and heat
> Abrasion resistance
> Carpet traction
> Fibre traction
> Elastic base traction
> Joint resistance
> Colour change due to ageing

PRODUCT AGEING TESTS

> Hydrolysis ageing
> UV ageing
> Simulated use (Lisport)
> Ageing after abrasion

ON-SITE SPORTS SURFACES QUALITY CONTROL

> Player-surface interaction tests
             > Determination of shock absorption
             > Determination of vertical deformation
             > Determination of rotational resistance
             > Slip resistance, pendulum test
                (For basketball, indoor football, athletics tracks…)
             > Determination of the critical fall height (playgrounds, rugby…)
             > Determination of behaviour under rolling load
                (for basketball, indoor football…)

ENSAYO-RESISTENCIA-ROTACIONAL
ENSAYO-INTERACCION-PELOTA-SUPERFICIE

BALL-SURFACE INTERACTION TESTS

> Ball-surface interaction for football
                  > Determination of ball bounce
                  > Determination of ball rolling
> Other tests:
                  > Determination of the energy restitution coefficient
                  > Determination of surface evenness

TRIALS FOR OTHER SPORTS

> Lawn accreditation for the Spanish Padel Federation
> Football pitch accreditation for FIFA
> Accreditation and testing of football, basketball, tennis, rugby, combined use, athletics tracks, etc.)

ENSAYO-USO-SIMULADO
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EMMITED CERTIFICATES BY SPORT SURFACES LABORATORY

LABORATORIES

We are laboratory accredited for issuing certifications on compliance with technical requirements according to international regulations.

OTHER AREAS OF AITEX

AITEX provides different types of services for companies that develop products for the markets in the different textile application areas. Our services fall within the following areas.