ECHA has called for a total ban on plastic infill. If the EU adopts this ban, all synthetic turf systems will either be non-infill systems or systems that use natural infills. The low density of natural infills causes the infill to float if the turf system has poor drainage.
HATKO Eco Drain is designed with a special fusion technology that uses no coating. This allows fast and even drainage through the whole backing. In contrast, regular Latex or PU backed sytems only allow slow drainage through drainage holes.
While the high water permeability of ECO DRAIN prevents the migration of infills, the low water permeability of Latex and PU backed systems causes the natural infills to float.
The water permeability of HATKO Eco Drain is 5 times quicker than latex or pu backed carpet systems.
Special coating technology fuses the tufts to the backing creating a strong tuftlock. This strong tuftlock guarantees surface performance and durability under intensive use.
As more pitches are renewed every year, end of life disposal of artificial turf has become a critical topic. The fast drainage provided by Hatko Eco Drain, makes the eco-friendly natural infills a viable and a preferred option. The special fusion technology eliminates the use of latex and PU, which makes the Hatko Eco Drain systems 100% recyclable.
HATKO ECO DRAIN has a unique design that provides significant benefits. The lack of drainage holes prevents infill leakage and thatch growing. The no coating creates a lighter carpet construction which allows easy transportation. In the meantime the stable backing enables easy installation.