A patented process
The demand for recycling synthetic turf will grow rapidly during the coming years and this makes the Re-Match solution increasingly relevant to pitch-owners.
The patented process is based on mechanical separation of the synthetic turf. It cleans the components into a level of purity where the sand, rubber, backing and fibre effectively can be used in new production cycles.
A cradle to cradle solution
Re-Match is the first recycling company in the world to have developed a separation process that makes it possible to clean and recycle 95 percent of the old synthetic turf. The separation is performed via a mechanical process. The worn-out synthetic turf runs through several separation steps, where we use both air and sieving to separate the materials.
In addition, Re-Match uses separation tables and gravity to separate the individual components and remove waste. Re-Match’s advanced separation technology is tested thoroughly for the cleanliness of the end-product and the efficiency of the process.
Once the Re-Match process is complete, the clean, secondary raw materials are ready for reuse in existing and new fields. Projects to reuse backing and fibre for installation of new synthetic turf have been launched with the aim to complete the life cycle and establish a cradle-to-cradle solution.
Clean products ready for sale
Our 99% clean sand and rubber, grass fibre and backing is of the highest quality and is regularly quality tested by an external institution. All elements can either be reused within the turf industry or be upcycled into different quality products within other industries:
- Field/landscape/sporting applications; other sports surfacing, rubber coated sand for infill, rubber floor mats, equestrian surfaces, landscaping and natural turf soil amendment, production of new e-layers/shock pads/underlay
- Road/rail/marine applications; supplement in asphalt, speed bumps, traffic control devices, rail sleepers, mounting pads, shock absorbers, rubber mats, marine buffers.
- Construction/industrial applications; industrial flooring, acoustic barriers, airfield runways, carpet underlay, landscaping surfacing, insulation.