Work Item
ASTM WK60770

New Test Method for Standard Test for Thermal Stability of Infill Material Used in Artificial Turf Sports Fields and Playgrounds

1. Scope

Standardization of specifications, test methods and practices for sports equipment, surfaces, and facilities to reduce inherent risk of injuries and promote knowledge as it relates to these standards. The committee shall coordinate this work with other ASTM technical committees and other organizations in this area.


synthetic turf; resilient, impact attenuation


1.In recent years new infill products and materials have performed poorly and or failed to perform in hot climate conditions. Over a period of time these products have begun to agglomerate and exhibited cohesive characteristics under high temperatures and applied pressure. The infill material becomes pliable and adheres to fibers. This behavior has rendered fields unusable long before their expected end of life. This Standard will provide manufacturers and specifiers a method to evaluate the stability and suitability for a given climate.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: F08.65

Committee: F08

Staff Manager: Joe Koury

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 10-13-2017

Technical Contact: John Amato

Item: 000