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A robot to keep your ION

February 17, 2017By
Photo: AT staff

In a better world sports field managers would have a robot bring them a drink and then paint all of the lines of any sports field you can think of without assistance. Well, for those turf professionals willing to make the investment there’s a machine that is on its way to doing one of those things. Bad news, they’re still... read more

TigerTurf products receive IPEMA certification

November 17, 2015By

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... read more

California park installs fields with EPDM alternative infill

September 25, 2015By

The City of San Mateo, Calif., has installed a GreenFields USA synthetic turf system with an environmentally friendly infill at Los Prados Park, home to many of the city’s soccer, baseball and softball teams. The city selected GreenFields’ SlideMax XQ product along with an ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) non-SBR rubber infill. SBR rubber is made of recycled car tires. Granules based on EPDM contain about 20... read more

STC spring meeting focuses on science, safety

April 16, 2015By

The Synthetic Turf Council’s (STC’s) Spring Membership Meeting, held March 23-25 in San Diego, was attended by 210 manufacturers, suppliers, installers, architects, engineers, testing labs, maintenance equipment companies and service companies. The educational program featured a presentation by David Teter of Teter Engineering in San Francisco about his new science-based approach on testing of various infill materials and his analysis of the... read more

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SYNLawn debuts artificial turf for agility training

March 26, 2015By
Photo courtesy of SYNLawn

SYNLawn has released the new artificial turf surface SpeedTurf, a non-infill synthetic turf surface the company says is designed for agility exercises, CrossFit and cross-training exercises. The turf is constructed with a low pile blended polyethylene and nylon that creates a less abrasive surface and results in less friction than products that solely use nylon. The blended turf allows weight-training objects to slide... read more