Aggregate Industries Protects Pitches in Extreme Weather


Building materials supplier Aggregate Industries has unveiled its Pro Pitch Elite, which is a new, infill sand that claims to have the best drainage rates of any other on the UK market. This solution would help ensure sporting action isn’t interrupted when adverse weather hits.

“Extreme weather conditions are a growing concern when it comes to the construction and maintenance of synthetic sports pitches,” said Tom Wise, general manager at Garside Sands, Aggregate Industries. “As such, this has spurred us into our laboratory to design and rigorously test our biggest product innovation in more than 20 years. As a result we can launch Pro Pitch Elite, the ideal solution for enhancing and sustaining sport facilities by ensuring playability all year round, even in areas of extreme rainfall.”

Specifically developed to include larger rounded particles, the Pro Pitch Elite infill sand provides greater void space through the playing surface of synthetic sport pitches. During recent laboratory testing, it was also claimed that the product is able to drain 116% better than the most popular competitor of sand available, all due to its absorbent characteristics.

“Due to its technical grading, ProPitch Elite has been proven to aid with effective drainage, even outperforming our market-leading Pro Pitch 2EW infill sand, as demonstrated during robust lab testing. For sports clubs looking to provide first-class playing surfaces, even in extreme weather conditions, this revolutionary solution will not disappoint,” added Tom Wise.

Aggregate Industries is a leading player in the construction and infrastructure industries. It produces and supplies a wide range of construction materials including aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete products. It also produces, imports and supplies cementitious materials and offers a national road surfacing and contracting service.

It prides itself on best practice in sustainability having become the first company to be certificated to BES 6001, The Framework Standard for the Responsible Sourcing of Construction Products, developed by the BRE (Building Research Establishment) and a founding member of the UK Green Building Council.



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