CALHOUN, Ga., April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Polymer Technology (APT), a member of the surface specialists, SportGroup, have combined its expert knowledge to develop TuftGuard™. A coating as strong as its name, TuftGuard™ enables the world's best turf to withstand even tougher use. By utilizing the property of tuft bind–which is the force used to pull filaments out of the turf–this turf promises to not only hold its integrity, but will also hold the filaments in place without substantial loss creating a longer lasting sport surface (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgvI1hOekAk ).
"TuftGuard™ is the next generation of polyurethane (PU) coating material, especially for sports like Lacrosse or high traffic areas," explains Gary Wilson, Sales Director APT Sports. "This product will suit any customer looking for the most durable artificial turf." Such was proven through a pull test where TuftGuardTM was capable of holding the filaments in place until they finally broke instead of pulling the entire bundle out of the turf. This unique technology provided APT the ability to achieve similar results in multiple tests, thus setting a new industry standard.
APT, the sole manufacturer to produce its products all over the world, started its coating division in 2012 and led the way by installing the first Industrial Coating Line in the United States designed and dedicated only to artificial turf. While APT enjoys nearly fifty years of concentrated PU chemistry, international experts were busy brainstorming about how to reach the next level of PU for turf coating. The outcome is the patent pending TuftGuard™ coating, which allows turf to exceed a ten-pound tuft bind thanks in part to our specialized equipment.
"To date, we have already the most durable yarns in monofilaments and fibrillated tapes available on the market," says Dr. Axel Hinrichs, CEO of APT Polytex. "TuftGuard™ is now considered the frontrunner for coating, as well, giving our completely in-house crafted turf the world wide longest lifecycle".
The achievements of APT as part of the SportGroup, a worldwide market leader of outdoor sport and recreational surface systems, speak for themselves by using state of the art products and materials that are safe and healthy as well as efficient and economic. For additional information and product details, visit http://www.sportsbyapt.com.