Boulder, Colo.-Brock International, based here, is the first company in the synthetic turf industry to have a Cradle to Cradle Certified product. The designation is administered by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, which evaluates products and materials for their impact on human health and environmental health and design for future life cycles.
"Our mission is to engineer the best, safest and most sustainable playing fields in the world for all levels of athletes," said Dan Sawyer, Brock CEO.
Brock was awarded the Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver Designation for its PowerBase product. The company worked closely with McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) to collect data throughout the supply chain, assess all materials for impact to human and environmental health, and evaluate manufacturing processes for use of renewable energy, water stewardship, and social responsibility. MBDC is a global consultancy and certification firm that helps clients create a positive footprint on the planet by implementing the Cradle to Cradle design framework.
Offering the only product in the market that can be closed loop recycled, the company’s technologies reduce overall energy cost of constructing a field by 50 percent. Made in an ISO and TS certified manufacturing facility of 100 percent recyclable and non-toxic material.
Brock PowerBase is manufactured into an interlocking panel system with pure polypropylene. The panels can be easily removed, cleaned and begin their next life as a quality, durable material with minimal use of additional energy or waste. Alternatively, as a pure mono-component material, the panels can be easily recycled and remade into new Brock panels, eliminating the demand for new fossil fuels for this use. Brock PowerBase is a pure non-toxic product that can be used over and over again.