ProPlay is made of closed-cell crosslinked polyethylene foams (XPE) that were originally produced for a different purpose in various industries where quality and product performance is key. Schmitz Foam Products combines these foams into a shock pad that delivers the required sports performance, player safety and field drainage.
Our ProPlay shock pad is designed with an above average density and thickness. This combination is the reason our durability exceeds that of other high-end shock pads. ProPlay maintains its elastic properties for a period that exceeds the life-span of multiple artificial grass surfaces and comes with a 25 year warranty.
The drainage capacity of our ProPlay shock pad exceeds the international requirements, in all climatic conditions worldwide, not just vertically but also horizontally. This is what makes ProPlay shock pads unique.
The ProPlay shock pad is part of the certified World Rugby systems applied and installed by numerous synthetic turf manufacturers and contractors. As part of these systems our shock pads perfectly balance shock absorption and vertical deformation, and are compliant with the Head Injury Criteria (HIC) dictated by World Rugby.
The interlocking puzzle-shaped sheets with expansion slots are as easy to install as putting together a puzzle. It doesn’t require special skills or equipment and is independent of weather conditions.
ProPlay shock-absorbing pads have proven to be the solution.
The shock pad is produced from XPE foam remnants that were destined for landfill or incineration. ProPlay can be recycled repeatedly and comes with an end-of-life protocol.
We have documented evidence showing superior performance after 25 years.
Installing ProPlay shock pads require less equipment and groundworks than other systems.