Calhoun, Georgia -- Polytex USA has installed a new coating line at its location in Calhoun, Georgia, built and optimized towards the specifics of artificial turf.
The new coating will markedly improve the tuft bind, the force holding the filaments in the turf, says the company.
In advance of next year's field installation season, Polytex USA has launched a new line for high-quality polyurethane secondary backing coating line. The line has been specifically designed and engineered for artificial turf applications and aims to significantly improve the tuft bind properties within the turf products, says the group.
"With the improved tuft bind of our new coating line, we can now utilise the full potential of our yarn. This will enable our partner, Turfstore, to offer the most durable sports field products on the market today," said Axel Hinrichs, Polytex USA ceo, in a company statement.
Turfstore.com and Polytex USA are both members of Sport Group and Polytex is the first supplier of artificial turf to integrate all critical manufacturing steps at one facility. This will "significantly shorten manufacturing lead times as well as give outstanding flexibility to react to any special requirements or developmental needs," said a Polytex statement.
"The most important production steps for high-performance turf are yarn manufacturing, tufting and coating. The addition of the new coating line gives us the ability to optimise these production steps," said John Tidwell, President of Turfstore.com. "We will be able to enhance the quality level of turf products for our customers."