Mufitts supply FC Barcelona pitch
Murfitts Industries has supplied a football pitch made from recycled tyres for Spanish champions FC Barcelona. The pitch material, called PRO-gran, is being used across four continents since its launch in 2017. The artificial grass is said to ‘last a lifetime’ and is compliant with strict chemical legislation (REACH).
FC Barcelona’s own medical team was involved in testing the material to ensure it met all requirements for player safety. The club confirmed the recycled grass contains no heavy metals and releases no polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. And, according to the company, it does not break down into microplastics.
“FC Barcelona are renowned for producing high-quality football so it’s only fitting that they build a high-performance pitch which takes into consideration the safety of the players,” said managing director Mark Murfitt.
Murfitts Industries recycles around 12 million discarded tyres per year, making it one of the largest tyre recyclers in the UK.