November 2016

Only the best for our heroes:
Infill from Melos.

Due to reports about artificial turf pitches in the Netherlands, a debate on environmental and health properties has started – safe alternatives are in high demand. Infill Granules from Melos are particulary suitable: Proven and evolved for over 14 years – in use in thousands of artificial turf pitches – the focus is always on the players requirements and our environment.

Many countries count on virgin material - Germany is pioneer

Not only in the Netherlands, but also in many other European countries – especially in the Nordic countries – the topic of health properties of infill granules has already been extensively discussed in recent years. Communities and clubs like FC Nordsjaelland from Denmark increasingly decided to use virgin material.
Countries like Iceland have already reacted and put the focus on virgin material as an alternative infill granules for tender texts of constructing new artificial turf pitches.

Germany is the pioneer for this decision, where virgin infill granules have been used already for 14 years. For years, famous clubs in the first and second Bundesliga count on Melos Infill Granules and are satisfied with the resulting product. The good training conditions at the VfL Bochum are very popular so that local clubs are regularly visiting the club grounds to find out about the high-quality artificial turf pitches.

The long-term cooperation with the Football and Athletics Association Westphalia e.V., which has a high number of members, is a proof of the reliability of the Melos Infill Granules. At the sports centre Kamen-Kaiserau Melos Infill Granules are used since many years. Furthermore, the sports centre has a blue running track which is built with Melos granules. This example also set a precedent in the educationof coaches in the sports school of Hennef. There is the new generation of football coaches is educated on artificial turf pitches and athletic tracks build with Melos granules. Many other sport schools e.g. sports school Duisburg-Wedau, are also using Melos Infill Granules.

PSV Eindhoven – Melos Infill used in the top premium class

Already in spring 2016, even top clubs of the Dutch Eredivisie like PSV Eindhoven decided to use Melos Infill Granules. The clean virgin material is a real service provider because it fulfils all required properties:

  • thousands of installations worldwide, more than 14 years field-proven
  • fulfil all relevant requirements in health and quality
  • consistent material properties over the entire life cycle
  • ideal ball roll and ball bounce behaviour
  • excellent traction and rotation, high elasticity and pleasant to skin
  • reduced static charge
  • turf fibres are softly sustained and thereby protected over the long term

Achilles’29 and University of Twente count on Infill Bionic Fibre

With the newly developed Infill Bionic Fibre, Melos shows that the nature provides a perfect example. The innovative surface structure of the virgin material feels very soft on the skin, offers optimal grip and traction for the feet and binds water droplets: Thereby, natural tackling and sliding will be enhanced even on artificial turf. The University of Twente convinced of the sports functional features of the Infill Bionic Fibre and has added this to its artificial turf pitch. Moreover, the health and environmental compatibility of infill is a mandatory condition for the university, which encouraged the decision for Infill Bionic Fibre.
Since the middle of the year, even the Jupiler league matches in the Sportpark De Heikant are held on Infill Bionic Fibre. The home of R.K.S.V. Achilles’29 thus belongs to the most modern artificial turf pitches in Europe. Here you can find more about Infill Bionic Fibre:

Infill Bionic Fibre documents
Environmental documents
Sample request

Toy standard EN 71-3, playful and safe

  • fulfils the toy standard EN 71-3
  • especially developed for frequent skin contact
  • soft, with low dust, health friendly
  • the test is conducted at the bioavailability of e.g. zinc

Certificate EN 71-3

REACH standard, pure and certified

  • fulfils the very low limit values for PAH acc. to REACH regulation (EG) No. 1907/2006, appendix XVII article 50
  • fulfils the stricter limits acc. to the review of the appendix XVII REACH regulation (EG) No. 1907/2006 from 27.12.2015

Certificate REACH

Long-time proven and tested

  • used as infill for over 14 years
  • installed in running tracks for over 40 years
  • controlled independently by the RAL association
  • fulfils the high requirements of a "performance infill" regarding weather resistance, mechanical abrasion and constant elasticity according to EN 15330-1 and DIN 18035-7

<< Test reports are available on request >>

Water protection, keep our water clean

  • especially developed to protect surface, ground and drinking water
  • fulfils the requirements of the water protection zone III

Certificate water protection zone III