Schmitz launches new shock pad for water-based hockey pitches

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SAPCA member, Schmitz Foam Products, has launched a new shock pad for water-based hockey pitches.

The new ProPlay-Sport13/250 has been specifically developed for use in hockey and meets the stricter requirements laid down by the International Hockey Federation (FIH) – which include a tighter limit for ball bounce.

It is the thinnest shock pad in Schmitz’s product range for sport, Although only 13mm thick, the new pad boasts a high density and has been successfully tested according to the EN 15330-4 standard.

The new shock pad has also been designed to be more sustainable and is a future-proof choice for water-based artificial turf hockey pitches.

Schmitz’s Export Manager, Ron Lokhorst, said: “ProPlay-Sport13/250 offers extra robustness and stability, partly due to the fact that it is fitted with a permeable non-woven on both the top and bottom.

“Additionally, the shock pad has expansion slots that enable it to withstand fluctuations in temperature. The high density also ensures that it can stand up to the heavy equipment used in pitch maintenance and renovation. The shock pad is a sustainable choice and withstands two to three artificial turf life cycles.”

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