Fieldturf and Morton Extrusionstechnik GmbH Form Joint Venture

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Germany-based artificial turf fiber manufacturing plant solidifies FieldTurf’s leadership position as the world leader in artificial turf innovation and quality assurance for its clients

This is a big step forward for our company as we continue to raise the bar when it comes to artificial turf innovation, safety, performance and longevity.

FieldTurf and Morton Extrusionstechnik GmbH (Morton) have formed a joint venture to develop and produce the most innovative artificial turf fiber technology in the world today. The Germany-based manufacturing plant is a fully integrated operation producing fibers with never before seen performance and longevity characteristics that has propelled the industry into the new age of artificial turf.

FieldTurf’s ‘Dream Team’ led by Jürgen Morton-Finger and Thorsten Emge has developed technology that offers FieldTurf clients a new and revolutionary fiber with superior performance characteristics. Jurgen Morton-Finger is the former technical director at Reimotec, who for decades has been supplying much of the industry with fiber production equipment. Thorsten Emge is a longtime industry expert in process engineering, including filament development and patent applications.

Together, FieldTurf and Morton have unlocked the secrets of combining the very best in polymer technology with the strongest UV inhibitors and a state-of-the-art extrusion process. After years of experimentation, FieldTurf has developed the perfect formula. The creation of this new compound will enable FieldTurf to produce a fiber that will resist splitting and reduce degradation caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays – better than any other fiber the industry has ever known.

“The decision to begin manufacturing our own artificial turf fiber was necessary to ensure our clients were getting nothing short of the very best,” said FieldTurf President Eric Daliere. “We recruited the foremost experts in fiber manufacturing to join our team in order to provide our customers with unmatched quality and the most exciting artificial turf fiber technology in the world. This is a big step forward for our company as we continue to raise the bar when it comes to artificial turf innovation, safety, performance and longevity.”

“FieldTurf has long been the world leader in artificial turf and it is an honor to be part of this winning team,” said Jürgen Morton-Finger, Managing Director of Morton. “Developing the world’s best artificial turf fiber technology comes with a focus on polymer, process, and geometry to ensure the perfect formula for artificial turf fibers that will outperform and outlast all others in the marketplace.”

With the best and exclusive fiber manufacturing technology in the market today, FieldTurf has become one of the most vertically integrated companies in the industry and the clear leader in artificial turf innovation.

About FieldTurf

FieldTurf offers industry-leading engineering and manufacturing resources and leads the synthetic turf industry with regard to setting higher environmental standards. FieldTurf is the global market leader in terms of synthetic sports fields with more than 7000 fields installed. Additionally, FieldTurf has attained more than 15,000 satisfied customers in high quality pet, residential, commercial and municipal landscaping solutions, playground surfacing and has a complete range of golf and tennis products. FieldTurf synthetic turf customers enjoy the benefits of significantly reduced water consumption, the elimination of fertilizer and pesticides, superior durability and drainage and a product that looks and feels real. The positive environmental impact of FieldTurf provides the added benefit of LEED building contributions.

FieldTurf is part of Tarkett Sports, a Division of the Tarkett Group. Tarkett Sports is the largest entity in the sports and landscape surfacing industries. Included within the Tarkett Sports portfolio is an impressive range of performance sports flooring products. This product range includes: synthetic and hardwood basketball; volleyball and gymnasium flooring; squash and racquetball courts; floor protection and covering systems; weight room flooring; and high performance indoor and outdoor running tracks, featuring Beynon and Atlas track surfaces. All Tarkett Sports surfaces are developed, produced and installed with a concentration on sustainability and a commitment to protecting the environment, providing additional LEED contribution opportunities for customers. The company calls this focus on sustainability and the environment ‘Environmental Intelligence’ and all company personnel strive to exemplify this philosophy in all aspects of the business.

For more information, please visit: FieldTurf Artificial Grass & Synthetic Turf Products

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