EPDM Infill for Synthetic Turf
Common Product
MasterFormat 32 18 13 Synthetic Grass Surfacing; 32 18 16 Synthetic Resilient Surfacing; 32 18 16.13 Playground Protective Surfacing; 32 18 23 Athletic Surfacing; 32 18 23.29 Synthetic Field Sport Surfacing

This information reflects our best understanding of product composition in 2020.

Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) is a synthetic rubber used to make roofing membranes, sheet roofing, wire and cable, seals and gaskets, diaphragms, tires and tubes, rubber flooring, and a variety of hoses. It is also used as infill in...

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Ethylene propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM) is a synthetic rubber used to make roofing membranes, sheet roofing, wire and cable, seals and gaskets, diaphragms, tires and tubes, rubber flooring, and a variety of hoses. It is also used as infill in athletic turf, and is marketed as an alternative to tire-derived crumb rubber infill because of its high resistance to heat and weathering. While many studies have been conducted on tire-derived crumb rubber that detected residual levels of a large number of hazardous chemicals (including VOCs, phthalates, PAHs, heavy metals, and alkylphenols), fewer studies have been conducted on EPDM infill to evaluate the levels of these same classes of chemicals, so at the time of this research, it was not possible to determine if they are common. Furthermore, most of the existing studies on residual chemicals found in EPDM are more than ten years old, highlighting the need for updated research on this topic. EPDM is a vulcanized rubber that can be produced as black granules, which contains carbon black as a pigment and filler. It can also be produced in a variety of other colors that do not contain high levels of carbon black, such as beige and green. In addition to aesthetics, the lighter colors allow it to maintain a lower surface temperature on hot days. Although some infill may be manufactured from recycled EPDM, most products surveyed were composed entirely of virgin rubber. Consequently, this CP focuses on green-colored EPDM infill manufactured from virgin rubber and marketed for athletic turf. EPDM may also contain flame retardants or biocides, which could both introduce additional hazards into the product, though these were not found to be common.

Name % Wt Whole Function GS Score Sources
Kaolin
1332-58-7
28.87% Filler Subscribe to view
HYDROTREATED HEAVY PARAFFINIC PETROLEUM DISTILLATES (MINERAL OIL), containing less than 3% DMSO as measured by IP 346
64742-54-7
28.79% Plasticizer, Process Oil Subscribe to view
Bicyclo(2.2.1)hept-2-ene, 5-ethylidene-, polymer with ethene and 1-propene
25038-36-2
24.00% Polymer Species Subscribe to view
Zinc oxide
1314-13-2
7.87% Activator, Filler Subscribe to view
Titanium dioxide
13463-67-7
5.00% Extender, UV Stabilizer Subscribe to view
Phthalocyanine Green
1328-53-6
2.00% Pigment Subscribe to view
1,2-Dihydro-2,2,4-trimethylquinoline
147-47-7
1.97% Antioxidant Subscribe to view
Calcium stearate
1592-23-0
1.50% Lubricant Subscribe to view
Lead
7439-92-1
<0.01% Residual Subscribe to view
BARIUM
7440-39-3
<0.01% Residual Subscribe to view
Chromium
7440-47-3
<0.01% Residual Subscribe to view
Name % Wt Part % Wt Whole Function GS Score Sources
Kaolin
1332-58-7
28.87% 28.87% Filler Subscribe to view
HYDROTREATED HEAVY PARAFFINIC PETROLEUM DISTILLATES (MINERAL OIL), containing less than 3% DMSO as measured by IP 346
64742-54-7
28.79% 28.79% Plasticizer, Process Oil Subscribe to view
Bicyclo(2.2.1)hept-2-ene, 5-ethylidene-, polymer with ethene and 1-propene
25038-36-2
24.00% 24.00% Polymer Species Subscribe to view
Zinc oxide
1314-13-2
7.87% 7.87% Activator, Filler Subscribe to view
Titanium dioxide
13463-67-7
5.00% 5.00% Extender, UV Stabilizer Subscribe to view
Phthalocyanine Green
1328-53-6
2.00% 2.00% Pigment Subscribe to view
1,2-Dihydro-2,2,4-trimethylquinoline
147-47-7
1.97% 1.97% Antioxidant Subscribe to view
Calcium stearate
1592-23-0
1.50% 1.50% Lubricant Subscribe to view
Lead
7439-92-1
<0.01% <0.01% Residual Subscribe to view
BARIUM
7440-39-3
<0.01% <0.01% Residual Subscribe to view
Chromium
7440-47-3
<0.01% <0.01% Residual Subscribe to view

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HBN Resources (1)
HBN Resources for Product
TYPE TITLE
Tool Turf Hazard Spectrum
Sources
Sources for Common Product Data
Source Uploaded Document Linked Document
Abtahi 2006
Advawax 280
Akrochem Colorants
Akrochem FR
Akrochem Metallic Stearates
Akrochem pigment-masterbatch
Antioxidant DQ
Antioxidants and antiozonants
Athena
BASF Pigments
Cakmak 2019
Catenex T 145 SDS
Catenex T 145 TDS
Conipur TDS
DDPH-50
Dow Corning 200 TDS
Ecore SDS
Ecore TDS
ExxonMobil EPDM
ExxonMobil EPDM SDS
ExxonMobile EPDM
ExxonMobile EPDM SDS
Gelest Coupling Agent
Gezoflex Color Range
Gezolan 0.5-1.5 TDS
Gezolan 0.5-2.5 TDS
Gezolan 1.0-3.0 TDS
Gezolan 1.0-4.0 TDS
Gezolan Black TDS
Harwick Plasticizers
Hexapol pigments
ISSS DIN 18035 Summary
Keltan Eco 5470 SDS
Keltan Eco 5470 TDS
Kolitzus 2006
Kronos 2300
Kutz 2011
Lion EPDM
Lion US8901201B2
Lion US8962722B2
Matador Rubber
Melos TDS
Moretto 2007
MPD 100
NBI O-10820
Nilson 2008
Nordel IP 4770P SDS
Peroxides and Coagents
Plastics Technology Handbook
Polymeric Materials Encyclopedia
Radosavljevic 2018
Reincke 2009
RIVM Report 2017-0017
Royaltherm 1411A
Royaltherm SDS
Rubber Compounding
Silanol Group
SR540 TDS
Stargum Lab Report
Stargum TDS
TTI Play Safe 65 lab report
TTI Play Safe 65 Spec Sheet
UniRubber TDS
US20070049694A1
Wollastocoat SDS