Infill Bionic Fibre

Infill Bionic Fibre – Naturally better!

Organic structures and shapes are uneven, giving them their natural appearance. It is in this way that nature has created shapes which people find exceptionally pleasant. Nature is also the model for the latest generation of infill granules: Infill Bionic Fibre.

Natural grain shape

The natural shape is the key to the excellent bulk density. It achieves a clearly superior bulk density in comparison with standard granules. The bionic surface and grain shape of Infill Bionic Fibre support the adhesion of water and dew. This ensures a specially natural form of sliding on the artificial turf. Also when it is dry, the new generation of infill is clearly more natural, less blunt and softer. The stimulative nature for fair tacklings and other slidings increase, thus a natural form of play characteristics results.

Sports functional

The use of rubber for the filling of artificial turf pitches is recommended by sports associations and sports physicians as it protects the skin and limbs. New Infill Bionic Fibre is exceedingly kind on the skin due to its unique grain shape and organic surface structure. It also fulfils all sports functional requirements, such as  force reduction and ball bounce.

Soft, natural and elastic

Infill Bionic Fibre stands out due to its soft surface and natural visuals. Its water adhesion improves the sliding attributes. The material offers good traction and permanently sustainable elasticity. Natural one-to-one duels such as tackling are possible in almost the same way as they are on natural turf and the sports  functionality lasts an artificial turf lifetime.

System compatible

Tested down to the last detail for its material compatibility, Infill Bionic Fibre from sulphur cured EPDM is a genuine multitalent. It is optimally suited to all artificial turf systems with monofilament fibres, to certified systems and intensively used artificial turf pitches. It naturally satisfies all the current national and  international standards applicable to artificial turf systems.

Infill Bionic Fibre in a comparison

Thanks to the organic form of its material, Infill Bionic Fibre® combines many of the advantages of natural materials with the reliable durability of a proven sulfur cured EPDM infill granulate.

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Proven quality

In practical use, infill granules have to withstand rugged conditions, intensive mechanical pressures and high stress caused by sunlight and fluctuating climatic conditions. The mechanical stability was tested at Hargrove Mill as per DIN 51742 and in the Lisport test. Long-term durability was demonstrated by ageing with UVA and UVB radiation as stipulated by DIN EN ISO 4892 3, similarly to the standards for component testing. As practical demonstration we equipped numerous pitches. Naturally, the material also complies with all the usual national standards for artificial turf pitches.

Product features

The new Melos Infill Bionic Fibre takes nature as its template and implements this using innovative plastics technology, thus paving the way for a new generation of artificial turf system that even more closely resemble natural turf and guarantee maximum durability. Thanks to the organic form of its material, Infill Bionic Fibre®
combines many of the advantages of natural materials with the reliable durability of a proven sulfur cured EPDM infill granulate.

Soft, natural
and elastic

Soft, natural
and elastic

Flame retardant

Flame retardant

Eco-friendly and
harmless to health

Eco-friendly and
harmless to health

Weatherproof

Weatherproof

Certified quality

Certified quality

Sensible use of 
resources over
the long term

Sensible use of
resources over
the long term

Inexpensive 
to maintain

Inexpensive
to maintain

Sports 
functionality

Sports
functionality

System compatible

System compatible

Range of colours

Brown Code: 46 2800RAL: 8024

Brown
Code: 46 2800
RAL: 8024

Infill Green Code: 46 5100RAL: 6021

Infill Green
Code: 46 5100
RAL: 6021

Material properties

Flame retardanceClass Cfl-S1 (DIN EN 13501-1) flame-resistant material available

Main features at a glance

Physical data Video Unit Typical value Testing to
Density g/cm³ approx. 1.6 DIN EN 1183-1
Hardness Shore A 60 DIN 53 505
Tensile strength MPa > 6 DIN 53 504
Elongation at break % > 700 DIN 53 504
Polymer content % approx. 20
Bulk density g/l approx. 550 DIN EN ISO 1097-3
Grain size mm 0,5 - 2,0
Flame retardance Class Cfl-S1 (DIN EN 13501-1) flame-resistant material available

Product comparison

TPE

Infill Bionic FibreTPE
Natural shape and haptic, pleasant play characteristics JANEINUniform and artificial shape, unnatural appearance
Temperature-resistant and sulfur cured JANEINMeltable thermoplast
Fibre material stays better in placeJANEINRounded grain increases the discharge
Optimized use of resources because of improved bulk densityJANEINHigher use of resources because of high bulk density
Encourages tackling's and duelsJANEINDoes not encourage tackling's

Natürliches Infill

Infill Bionic FibreNatural Infill
Durable, constantly elastic, pleasant soft, angenehm weichJANEINRots, freezes, variable material characteristics
Not biodegradableNEINJA100% biodegradable
Stays in placeJANEINVery light, floats, erodes
Long-term colour stabilityJANEINEmits tannins which stain
Eco-friendly and harmless to healthJANEINSpores, bacterias and allergens
Long-term proven, sulfur cured EPDMJANEINIntensive maintenance, missing long-term experience

SBR / RPU

Infill Bionic FibreSBR / RPU
Known environmental characteristics, virginJANEINUnknown origin, recycled product
Appropriate price-performance-ratioNEINJAFavourable price
Produced as a infill granuleJANEINProduced of tires
Long-term colour stabilityJANEINStains sport equipment darkly
Flame retardance possibleJANEINFlame retardance not possible
OdorlessJANEINSmells of tires
Stays coolJANEINHeats up
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