Austin, Texas (PRWEB) February 04, 2014
Following intense UV exposure simulating years of direct sunlight, all Act Global’s colored synthetic turf samples exhibited exceptional durability and color resistance. Testing was conducted in accordance with FIFA Quality Guidelines for colored yarns.
While guidelines have traditionally required laboratory testing of green fibers, John Baize, director of Act Global, said he wants to ensure customers that all their products are tested to the same high standards.
“Based on the test results, customers can be assured of the UV stability of our colored synthetic turf and its ability to withstand years of use,” said Baize.
Colored yarns are typically used for line markings, logos and end zones. Some fields with lower-quality yarns have experienced durability and performance issues as the colored fibers break down more quickly from UV exposure. This results in an uneven and unsafe playing surface, which is not repairable with typical field maintenance or grooming.
Baize said their Xtreme Turf fibers are not experiencing this issue, as they are manufactured with an advanced UV inhibitor.
Testing was performed by independent testing laboratories Sports Labs and Labosport, to adhere to the FIFA Quality Concept testing methods for football turf. Yarn colors yellow, black, red, grey and multiple blues were exposed to intense UV lamps, followed by testing for tensile strength and climatic color resistance. Colors achieved passing results on all measures.
Several of the yarns also underwent testing for International Hockey Federation (FIH), International Rugby Board (IRB) standards and European Standards EN 15330-1.
ABOUT ACT GLOBAL
Act Global is a world leader in synthetic turf and artificial grass manufacturing. The company’s monofilament and fibrillated artificial Xtreme Turf and Xtreme Lawn products replicate natural grass for use in international stadiums, indoor sport centers, synthetic lawns and other synthetic grass uses. Its LiteEarth and AvTurf affiliations add capabilities for landfills and airport applications. Act Global has four manufacturing locations in USA, Europe and Asia and installations in over 70 countries. Act Global is notable for currently being the first company in the world that is a FIFA Preferred Producer for Football Turf, Synthetic Turf Council Certified Manufacturer and holds an ISO 9001 certification. Its products have undergone hundreds of independent laboratory tests for quality, durability and performance. For additional information, please visit http://www.ActGlobal.com.