ProPlay is known for the performance it delivers and the sustainable contributions it makes. The shock pad is produced in the a US facility in Coldwater, MI, as well as in Roermond, the Netherlands. It is produced by carefully arranging foam flakes of different sizes, shapes and density on a non-woven backing. The arranging is done in accordance with the intended purpose of the pad. “Once the engineering of the pad is completed, thermal heat is used to bond the foam and non-woven backing together without using any additive or chemical substance,” Hubbard points out.
ProPlay doesn’t leak any hazardous materials and doesn’t fall apart. The production quality and consistency are carefully monitored and both Schmitz Foam Products production sites have a laboratory where products are inspected randomly to ensure they meet all standards. Quality inspections and performance tests are conducted during production and before dispatch of a finished batch. “Both manufacturing facilities have a laboratory where important tests like those for Gmax, HIC and drainage capacity tests are conducted.”
With a capacity to vertically drain 1,000 inch or more of rainfall per hour, the drainage capacity of ProPlay is amongst the highest recorded for shock pads. “Our laboratories have all the components to replicate the synthetic turf system in which a pad will be used. This allows us to establish the performance of the shock pad in the final synthetic turf system, which puts us in a position to ensure that the ProPlay will deliver,” Hubbard continues.