Shaw Sports Turf Launches New Ultraloc® Backing System

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Ultraloc Exceeds Tuft Bind Standards and Outperforms in Dimensional Stability

Shaw Sports Turf, a division of Shaw Industries, a Berkshire Hathaway company and one of the leading synthetic turf companies in North America, announced today the launch of Ultraloc®, a new turf backing system that will be featured as part of all Shaw Sports Turf’s synthetic turf systems.

Offering the strongest and most durable turf backing system available in the industry, Shaw Sports Turf’s Ultraloc is comprised of both a primary backing and a secondary backing designed to withstand forces endured through the manufacturing and installation process, and the lifecycle of the field. Ultraloc helps prevent movement of the turf that can cause wrinkles on the field and in the turf. The backing also helps hold the fibers in place to maintain the integrity of the turf over the lifespan of the field.

The combination of woven and nonwoven primary backings, with a continuous unitary polyurethane secondary backing, results in a backing fabric that resists extension in all directions (dimensionally stable). Testing results prove the new Ultraloc backing system to be more than twice as dimensionally stable as traditional, 2-layer systems. In addition, the stability in the diagonal direction of the turf roll is nearly four times greater than other turf systems with a partially coated backing.

The Ultraloc primary backings contain additional UV stabilizers for an extra layer of protection, offering nearly four times more stability than other systems. The secondary backing is formulated with an improved polyurethane specifically designed for Shaw primary backing and fiber systems, which allows for penetration and bonding around the fibers so they stay in place. Well above the published industry average, Ultraloc has one of the highest tuft bind guarantees in the industry at 10 lb-F (min. avg.).

About Shaw Sports Turf
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Shaw Industries is a full flooring provider to the residential and commercial markets. Shaw supplies carpet, rugs, hardwood, laminate, resilient, and tile/ stone flooring products, as well as synthetic turf. Shaw Sports Turf is one of the leading synthetic turf companies in North America and has represented quality and innovation for more than two decades with over 1,000 successful installations, including an impressive list of high-profile field installations. For more information please visit, call 866-703-4004 or find us on Facebook.

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