REGUPOL is pleased to announce its REGUPOL Abzorb pre-fabricated, rubber shock pad comes with a 16-year warranty, thereby illustrating its commitment to excellence and product quality. Additionally, the company has released a new 20-page product brochure available for download, or by request in print, giving field managers, specifiers, and facility owners quick access to key product specifications and testing methods important in the shock pad selection process.
“Our manufacturer’s warranty allows schools and owners to have the peace of mind that their investment is protected for years without jeopardizing the athletes’ safety that use their fields,” said Matt Montano, sales manager-sports division.
Available in three standard thicknesses—8mm, 10mm, or 12mm—or custom thickness, REGUPOL Abzorb is a 92% post-consumer tire rubber underlayment designed to be part of either a conventional non-infill synthetic turf sports system or an infill system with rubber or sand and rubber and is installed between the substrate and artificial turf grass. It serves a threefold purpose of providing sports performance and athlete protection properties, retention of these properties through the life of the playing surface, and fast vertical and horizontal drainage to prevent water from pooling on the field.
REGUPOL’s Abzorb shock pad has been used in sports fields across the United States, providing a solid foundation and comfort underfoot, replicating natural grass over the life of the surface—up to 25 years or more than two field life cycles. It can absorb the impact when players fall, delivering a GMAX value in the range of 84-112 and a 65% force reduction, as well as manage the energy a player requires when running across it. Water infiltration is an indicator of the shock pad’s ability to allow water movement into and through to the base underneath. REGUPOL Abzorb offers an impressive water infiltration rate of 100 inches/hour or greater.
“At REGUPOL, we recognize an appropriate underlayment specified as part of a complete system can provide additional safety and performance benefits,” added Montano. “Fields built with REGUPOL Abzorb retain consistent shock absorption game after game, drain water away fast, and represent a more sustainable choice in the industry.”
REGUPOL Abzorb in 5mm thickness is suitable for indoor applications. As with many REGUPOL products, REGUPOL Abzorb is GreenCircle Certified and can potentially contribute to LEED credits.
REGUPOL America LLC, is the United States subsidiary of German-based, REGUPOL BSW GmbH, a third-generation company founded in 1954. Headquartered in Lebanon, PA, the inventor of recycled rubber flooring manufactures sports and athletic training flooring, multi-purpose surfaces, and full line of acoustic underlayments and complementary products. REGUPOL also offers state-of-the-art track & field surfaces that provide superior traction, uniformity, and comfort—and meet stringent performance standards under IAAF guidelines.
The company uses over 115 million pounds of recycled rubber in the manufacturing process. More than 110 million square feet of product is sold each year, with distribution in over 100 countries. Made of 100% post-consumer tire rubber, post-industrial EPDM rubber and additional renewable resources, REGUPOL America uses the finest raw materials and state of the art manufacturing. The portfolio of products withstands the most intense use, ensuring outstanding performance. Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world endorses REGUPOL tracks due to his record setting accomplishments at the 2009 Berlin World Championships. For more information about our products visit www.regupol.us.