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Parks/Recreation

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

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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
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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

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Underhill International unveils new line of heavy-duty hoses

March 4, 2015By

Underhill International has introduced its UltraMax Series, a new line of heavy-duty hoses for athletic and recreational areas. The UltraMax Series for sports fields, parks and playgrounds includes four models: UltraMax Clear (Economy); UltraMax Green (Economy Plus); UltraMax Red (Super Strong); and UltraMax Blue (Premium). All hoses have machined brass couplings and are available in 0.75-inch and 1-inch widths, and 50-foot, 75-foot, 100-foot... read more

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U.S. National Arboretum opens ‘Grass Roots’ exhibit

October 17, 2014By
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“The environmental benefits of turfgrass are numerous, yet often overlooked by the media,” states Dr. James Beard, professor emeritus at Texas A&M University and author of the newly released book “Turfgrass History and Literature – Lawns, Sports and Golf.” Joni Mitchell’s lyrics to “Big Yellow Taxi” from the early 70s, “ … you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone, they paved paradise,... read more

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