Static electricity can occur when two materials are moving in opposite directions and rubbing together. In extremely cold or warm weather, or when the air is especially dry, the static can increase. Occasionally, a static discharge will cause the feeling of a small static shock when you touch someone or something. For example, you touch a surface or common elements such as a rubber ball, a door handle, or a sweater and you have felt a slight blow or you have even heard a metallic sound and you have seen a flash of sparks.
Synthetic grass is made with polyethylene, polypropylene or nylon, which will generate static electricity occasionally when the players move or slide on the surface. Shocks caused by static electricity are not painful, but they are certainly not fun for kids.
How to remove static electricity from artificial grass?
As mentioned above, the main materials of artificial grass are polyethylene, polypropylene or nylon. They do not conduct electricity. Our body is electrical conductivity. We will get a slight electric shock when a part of our body gets contacted with the artificial turf with static electricity. If we can have electrical conductivity material in the system to neutralize the effect of static., we will not feel static anymore.
By this principle, there are three ways to remove static electricity from artificial grass.
1. Sand or infill: We always apply infill into artificial grass to add stability and flexibility. Sand or infill will neutralize the effect of static as well.
2. Water: if the climate is too dry or too hot. We recommend watering the surface with plain water. The water will make the system electrically conduct and neutralize the effect of static.
3. Built-in antistatic artificial grass: We have antistatic artificial turf that can remove the static effectively. The anti-static is permanent and lifetime. It provides a safer surface, ideal for playgrounds.
Which way is best for you?
- If you have infilled silica sand into the artificial grass, you will rarely meet static electricity on the surface.
- You may occasionally feel static electricity even with infill if the air is too dry, or the infill is too little. In this case, you can water some plain water on the surface.
- If you prefer a cleaner (no infill applied) play area for kids, our anti-static artificial grass is the best choice.