The Street Roller Hockey League in Perth, WA, was in need of a much anticipated upgrade at ‘The Slab’, a weekend home for hockey and roller skating enthusiasts. “The SRHL committee decided to invest in upgrading the fence, and in-line with the social and environmental policy of the league, looked for the most environmentally friendly solution that would meet all of the leagues and bowls club needs,” said Andrew Swann, a Street Roller Hockey Committee Member.
“We needed a material that could withstand a 200g steel and HDPE puck impact at 100km/hr, limiting the noise of impact, preventing pucks from flying towards bystanders, preferably be recycled, and be available in two distinct colours without an excessive cost amount,” said Andrew. Recycled plastic, post-industrial sheeting from Replas is available in a range of colours, in smooth or textured finish, tough, and durable. PIR Sheeting will not rot, crack, swell, grow mildew or be attacked by termites or white ants. This sheeting lasts for years outdoors and in continuous water (or other corrosive chemicals) that would otherwise attack and destroy most metals, timbers, etc.
“Dealing with the Replas team in WA was easy and very quick, allowing the league committee to make a fast decision at purchasing 120m of the sheets for install in 2020. 10 months on – at least 12 games every weekend (when not raining), hundreds of pucks fired at the boards, countless collisions with players, hot summer nights and pouring rain the boards still look as good as new! As the SRHL grows we’d be more than happy to use Replas products again in the future, even considering some new benches and some tables for our teams waiting on the side lines!” said Andrew.