Do you experience a crumb rubber buildup on your players due to static electricity? Currently facility managers are using an approved wetting agent or some are using Downy Fabric Softener with a wide area sprayer to help minimize the static electricity buildup. Also an irrigation sprinkler application has helped.
Now the synthetic turf manufacturing industry is designing solutions into the fibers to minimize the buildup of static electricity. One of the latest introductions is a new technology by ForeverLawn announcing their Playground Grass Ultra with Patent Pending XStatic™ Technology
. This technology is being first applied to playgrounds due the high usage with high contact activities. I suspect it will be introduced into sports turf facilities to help minimize maintenance costs and reduce the nuance of crumb rubber buildup on uniforms and players.