Act Global Sports to feature BASF in its new XtremeLok Technology to Enhance Synthetic Turf Durability
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: AUSTIN, TX
Austin, Texas USA (November 5, 2012) -- Act Global Sports, a synthetic turf manufacturer with installations in 70 countries, has selected innovative components from BASF to offer a proprietary secondary coating application XtremeLok that will improve tuft bind and increase the life of their artificial turf system.
The technology enhancement improves the locking of the grass fibers into the turf backing, referred to as tuft bind, a result of continued research, development and comparison testing across varying coating technologies. The benefits of XtremeLok are improved quality, durability and longevity of the turf.
John Baize, director at Act Global, said he is pleased with the pace in which the company is introducing leading technologies into the synthetic turf market. “This product enhancement continues our position as a technology and performance-focused firm,” said Baize. “Act Global is committed to investing in scientific testing to produce high-quality products to ensure our turf systems can withstand years of all-weather and intense use.”
The XtremeLok coating has already been utilized in Act Global’s 1.4 million square foot installation at the United States Air Force Academy runways as well as the Highland Heritage Park in Douglas County, Colorado. The results have met the stringent U.S. Air Force Academy requirements and the Highland project achieved a tuft bind of 12.75 pounds (56.7N). The product feature is now available to all sports, aviation and landscaping customers who require tier-one quality.
Both Act Global and BASF are committed to promoting social responsibility. Act Global has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact for seven years, and BASF is a founding member. Synthetic turf for many years has been associated with a number of social benefits through increased opportunities for physical activity and participation in sports. However, as drought conditions continue to strain the availability of clean drinking water, the need for water conservation increases. The Synthetic Turf Council estimates between three to six billion gallons of water are conserved annually from the use of synthetic turf.
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