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Sports Sands

Sport & Leisure applications for silica sands are becoming increasingly popular. Closely graded silica sand, in many cases mixed with organic matter is used in top dressings and root zones for sports surface construction.

Typical applications include:

  • Football & hockey pitches
  • Synthetic 3G & 4G pitches
  • Golf course tees & greens
  • Golf course bunkers
  • Equestrian surfaces
  • Play sands
  • Horticultural applications

Our wet processing, screening and classification plants have been employed to supply these specialist sports sands in several projects in recent years including some of the world's most famous golf courses and race courses:

  • Celtic Manor (Wales) – home of the 2010 Ryder Cup
  • Gleneagles (Scotland) – home of the 2014 Ryder Cup
  • Pinehurst (North Carolina) – home of the 2014 US Open (for both men and women)
  • Carnoustie (Scotland) - home of the 2018 British Open
  • Loch Lomond (Scotland)
  • Adare Manor (Ireland)
  • The Curragh Racecourse (Ireland)
  • Aviva Stadium (Ireland)
  • Croke Park Stadium (Ireland)

Specialist Sand Washing Plants for Sports Sands

Our specialist sand washing plants for sports sand production will typically include a range of equipment from our product portfolio which ensures:

Maximise process efficiency – each system is custom-built taking into account the specific nature of the sand to be processed and the specification required for your final sand application.

Accurate cut point control – our hydrocyclone technology ensures your final sand products meet the specific requirements of your customers and produce a consistently graded sand product.

System flexibility – systems starting at 20tph sports sand production up to large turnkey sand washing plants with capacities of 1000 tonnes per hour and beyond.

Maximum product yield – in addition to the production of your specialist sports sands we will typically facilitate the production of additional sand products (concrete sands for example) that ensure maximum commercial value from your sand deposit and the quickest return on your investment.

Rapid Deployment – the modular nature of our sports sand processing plants ensures you are up and running in the shortest possible time. Every item of CDE equipment is factory-built, pre-wired and extensively tested prior to dispatch from our factory to ensure the time required for installation and commissioning is minimised.

Minimal environmental impact – through the introduction of our water recycling and sludge management technologies you can achieve up top 95% recycling of the process water from your sports sands washing plant and eliminate the requirement for settling ponds or lagoons.

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