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Plainview Bulldogs have first ever Ecotherm field in U.S.

Staff Writer |
Football in Plainview ISD in West Texas just got cooler and less heated for the Angry Bulldogs, thanks to Hellas' newly installed Ecotherm infill with Hellas Construction's Matrix Turf with Helix Technology and Cushdrain pad.

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The Plainview Bulldogs have the first ever Ecotherm field in the United States.

Ecotherm infill is the newest innovation and exclusive to Hellas Construction, patent pending. It's 100% recyclable and made from recycled vinyl TPU and cellulose fibers.

The uniquely shaped granules pull moisture from the air to reduce field surface temperatures by as much as 20°, versus the surface temperature of a synthetic turf field with black crumb rubber.

For added safety, Plainview also selected the Cushdrain pad, a monolithic, paved-into-place, elastic layer, providing extra cushion, preventing concussions and keeping the GMAX of the field low.

This is the second time Hellas has been entrusted to install synthetic turf at Bulldog Stadium, but their first time to have Hellas' Matrix Helix turf.

The Matrix Helix turf is also used by the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, and Miami Dolphins. The turf fibers bounce back quickly after use, preventing a "splash out" of the infill material.

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