The Natural Choice
The coconut in our Geofill system comes from Sri Lanka or India. These two geographic areas are the leading suppliers of coconut coir fibers in the world.
Geofill is the leading natural “soil” infill in our industry – it acts like soil. Due to salt water retting, Geofill is resistant to mold, mildew, and salts. Geofill’s unique mix of coconut fibers create a natural matrix; locking in the infill and reducing infill flyout.
This material alleviates the concerns with questionable chemicals from any synthetic infill material. It is a completely safe system that serves as an excellent natural choice. Geofill will not negatively affect the environment, subsequent users, or a land fill at the end of its life cycle.
Natural. Performs. Proven. Cooler. Affordable.
Geofill has been in use for over 10 years, longer than any alternative infill on the market. Geofill has more installations than any other alternative infill system; with over 500 fields worldwide; including every type of climate from Southeast Asia, Russia, Africa, and the U.S.
Geofill is 100% natural and plays natural resulting in perfect balance of Vertical Deformation, Rotational Resistance, and Energy Restitution. In conjunction with the GeoFill infill, the system will yield low g-Max levels (head safety) yet have vertical deformation (foot stability) and force reduction (lower extremity protection) values in range of high quality natural grass.
For Geofill systems with natural and sand materials, a shock pad is required. Shock pad provides additional safety and performance benefits, including shock attenuation which can help prevent injuries from tackles, trips, and falls throughout the season.
Cooling Effects of Geofill
The excellent moisture retention capabilities of Geofill allow the infill system to absorb water which is released when sunlight warms the field. When the infill absorbs sunlight, the temperature starts to increase, but the release of water held in the infill reduces the infill temperature by the mechanism of evaporative cooling. As the sunlight intensity increases, the amount of water evaporating increases, which creates more of the cooling effect.
When compared to crumb rubber infilled fields, fields with Geofill have been seen to be 40° F cooler than traditional synthetic turf fields.
Geofill does not absorb energy like other synthetic alternative fields, therefore it is naturally cooler. Other composite or synthetic alternatives cannot provide the cooling effect that Geofill can.
Our Geofill system is the only infill system that has the ability to hold up to 7-8 times its weight in moisture. This allows the system to retain moisture, but not become water logged. Once the capacity is met, the remaining water flows through the turf and drainage system.
By absorbing water, you create a surface much like natural soil allowing for the evaporative cooling of the surface and more natural interaction between player and ground. The natural mix creates a stabilized layer between the turf fibers which replicates the feeling of playing on natural grass.
The Geofill system uses natural moister better than any other alternative infill system. Geofill’s peak performance is when the material has a moisture level of 30-40%. For most areas, natural rainfall or dew is adequate to keep the field within these ranges. Outside of these ranges, Geofill can have some playing differences in the field’s performance.