Having identified the potential of artificial grass as a sports and leisure surface, we fully dedicated our business to this promising market. The first ProPlay was produced in the early 90s. It is the only shock pad that combines top-performance with superior drainage capability. In 2017 a brand-new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant was opened in the United States.
Our products are made of closed-cell cross-linked polyethylene foam (XPE) that was originally produced for a different purpose in various industries like automotive, packaging, sports and leisure, and construction. In these industries, high-quality and product performance are key. The demand for our products has made Schmitz Foam Products the biggest recycler of XPE foams in the world. A strict quality protocol ensures that only the best foams are used. ProPlay products that are no longer needed for their intended purpose can be returned to the plant and recycled into new pads for use in other surfaces.
Quality is at the core of what we do, and embedded through our entire organization. Both our plants in the Netherlands and the US are certified ISO9001 certified, and that’s for a reason. We invest heavily in having our processes and products tested to ensure every pad meets our rigorous quality standards. Each plant has a comprehensive onsite testing laboratory to test our product characteristics, but also performance. That is what makes the difference in any project application.
We recycle residual foam to produce ProPlay shock pads, which deliver performance, protection and drainage to all artificial grass surfaces.
The Synthetic Turf Council serves as the global forum to promote, develop, grow and advocate for the synthetic turf industry
EMEA Synthetic Turf Council is the association for the synthetic turf industry within Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Int. Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities is a global source of inspiration for the planning, design and management of sports and leisure facilities.
SAPCA is the trade association for the UK sports and play construction industry. They provide support to reduce the stress of managing sports and play construction projects
ASTM International is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards.
ASBA is an American organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials to the sports construction industry.
BSNC is a source of knowledge and innovation for everyone dealing with the management, development and implementation of outdoor sports facilities in the Netherlands.
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