Synthetic turf line TigerTurf has received an International Play Equipment Manufacturers Association (IPEMA) certificate for five of its turf products.
TigerTurf’s synthetic grass playground surface systems also meet the requirements necessary under the American Society For Testing Materials F1292 certification.
TigerTurf’s Diamond Pro line, Diamond Light line, Everglade Pro line and its Pet/All-Purpose Turf are now certified under the IPEMA ASTM F1292. According to the IPEMA test results, these products can withstand at least 200 g-max* and a HIC (head injury criterion) of less than 1,000. The IPEMA certified products are sold exclusively at Synthetic Grass Warehouse.
IPEMA is a non-profit membership trade association. This organization serves all playground equipment industry manufacturers and provides third-party product certification services for American public play equipment and surface materials. IPEMA also provides information and resources regarding the quality of children’s playground equipment and playground surfaces.
“We couldn’t be happier,” says Victor Lanfranco, SGW’s co-owner. “As the synthetic grass industry’s leading distributor of artificial turf, this certification is just one more step we take to ensure the safety of our products and to keep those products on the forefront of technology.”
TigerTurf is made in America and features synthetic grass for landscaping, putting greens and playgrounds.
*ASTM published the test standard ASTM F-355 in the 1970’s, which describes how the shock attenuation of sports surfaces should be measured. Measured are the “g” forces (gravitational units) present during impact of a cylindrical missile weighing 20 pounds dropped 24 inches. The industry term for this measurement is called “g-max”, which is the measurement of the maximum number of “g’s” of shock absorbed during impact of the weighted missile on the surface.