Why chemical analysis for sports surfaces?

Chemical composition is a fundamental factor for the performance and stability of synthetic sport surfaces (elastomer content, filler content, UV resistance…).

Several international standards exist for the control of the chemical composition of your products. In its certification program, Labosport has also developed two labels related to this:

Local communities and professional associations need to correctly measured the environmental impact of products they are purchasing and address health risk concerns for the community (citizens, athletes…).

With its integrated chemical laboratory SYPAC, LABOSPORT is able to answer both QUALITY CONTROL and ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT questions

environmental impact labosport label
labosport quality control label

Labosport has also launched a unique online service of TEST YOUR INFILL. This chemical analysis will allow to identify the infill material’s nature, chemical composition and its health risks.

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Why choose Labosport Sypac?

  • We specialize in environmental and sustainability research for synthetic sport surfaces.
  • We participate in the definition of environmental standards in different Normalization Committees. We can test a comprehensive range of compounds (heavy metals, PAHs, Phthalates, Phenols, …) according to European standards (REACH regulations) and North American standard (CPSC/CPSIA together with FDRA and US EPA).
  • We conduct 100% of analyses in-house, including chemical analysis and water analyses.
  • We understand what is required to produce a high-quality synthetic turf.

Our various analyses

SPORT SURFACES ANALYSIS CORRESPONDING REFERENCE STANDARD(S)
Fiber Fiber identification by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) or IR spectrometry EN 15330–1
FIFA, WR, FIH
Environmental impact – Analysis of heavy metals (by migration) EN 71-3 (toys)
ASTM F963-11
ASTM F3012-14
STC guidelines
Determination of UV stabilizers content FIFA
Labosport
Quality Control Label
Environmental impact: analysis after leaching (dissolved organic carbon DOC, lead Pb, cadmium Cd, total chromium Cr, chromium Cr 6, tin Sn, zinc Zn, mercury Hg) DIN 18035-7
Environmental impact – HAP REACH
ATSDR
GS mark
Environmental impact – EOX DIN 18035-7
Determination of lead content (elemental analysis by SEM)
Determination of coating oil content
Phthalates REACH
ATSDR
Infill / Shock pads
Athletic Tracks
Infill identification by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) or IR spectrometry EN 15330–1
FIFA, WR, FIH
Environmental impact: analysis after leaching (dissolved organic carbon DOC, lead Pb, cadmium Cd, total chromium Cr, chromium Cr 6, tin Sn, zinc Zn, mercury Hg) DIN 18035-7
Environmental impact – Analysis of heavy metals (by migration) EN 71-3 (toys)
ASTM F963-11
ASTM F3012-14
STC guidelines
Environmental impact – HAP REACH
ATSDR
GS mark
Environmental impact – EOX DIN 18035-7
Phthalates REACH
ATSDR
Athletics tracks (additional analyses) IR spectroscopy NF P90-100
Analysis of polyurethane binders by SEC chromatography NF P90-100