Artificial, or synthetic, turf is a surface of synthetic fibers made to look like natural grass. Earliest applications were for stadiums and arenas for sports that were once played on grass. Because of recent aesthetic and performance improvements, it is now being used on residential and commercial lawns as well. Artificial turf performs well in heavy foot traffic areas and eliminates the need for irrigation or trimming, cutting down on maintenance and costs.
Penn Color custom color matches and produces masterbatches for all turf applications, including PE, PP and Nylon, using the most weatherable pigment combinations for optimal color stability. We can utilize our in house UV stabilizer packages for polymer protection, or use your proprietary UV stabilizer package instead.
Penn Color is on the forefront of developing innovative solutions to further enhance the benefits of artificial turf. This includes development of unique technologies to reduce heat absorption of the field components. Penn Color’s patent-pending heat dissipation technology has the potential to increase the comfort of field users, expand the window of time for field use, and reduce water usage necessary to cool the field and keep it playable. Penn Color is also actively involved in the development of technologies for antimicrobial control and coatings used to reduce skin abrasions and exposure to various turf components.
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