Mondo triples the strength of its athletic tracks

Four years of study, and the continued commitment to research and development, have produced excellent results against the effects of climate change.

Feb 6, 2014

The climate change we are experiencing is causing environmental effects that also have an impact on the athletic tracks, accelerating aging and oxidation. In 2009, Mondo took on the tracks and the new environmental conditions, the laboratory immediately began working to optimize its product range  to meet the environmental effects.  Because of this reseach, the company was able to triple the strength of its athletic tracks and its products showed optimal durability against the effects of exogenous factors. "The process of working in the laboratory has been long since we had to emulate the process of oxidation in the most reliable way possible. There is no standard test method in the existing international standards in order to simulate what is happening in the atmosphere, so we had to develop it ourselves, "said Juan Ortiz , director of the Athletics Mondo Iberica. To measure the oxidation , Mondo analyzed parameters, such as the effects on the slopes of changes in temperature, light, moisture, air pollution and ultraviolet rays. S ince 2010, Mondo has worked tirelessly on the formula of the product. The improvements achieved in the production in the last year they could not provide the best results: on the tracks in the colors such as beige, blue or green oxidation resistance has tripled compared to 2009, of the color red, the most common and those who suffer most from the effects of climate, durability has been increased by six times. "Four years of studies and the work of the Research and Development department today allow us to offer an excellent product," said Juan Ortiz. Mondo now has a range of flooring for athletics completely renovated and able to meet the highest standards. Meanwhile, the quality control continues, we are monitoring the tracks installed between 2009 and 2013, and continuing aging tests in areas with particularly adverse climatic conditions, such as Arizona and Florida.