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New woven synthetic turf football pitch gets FIFA two star certification. Surface provides superior playability, excellent ball roll characteristics and pile resilience.
Aalten, Netherlands (October 23, 2012)– Act Global Sports, a world leader in synthetic turf manufacturing, received a FIFA two star certification at MOSIR – Aleksandrów Łódzk stadium in Poland, featuring the company’s advanced woven turf system. This new generation of turf offers a superior playing surface for athletes.
The football pitch is home to the Municipal Sport Center team. The client opted for Act Global’s Xtreme Turf WX50 system due to its quality, durability and top performance qualities.
One of the key features of WX50 is the resiliency of the pile. The fibers do not have the pile direction of a typical tufted product and stand up straight before any infill is applied. The distinctive woven technique results in excellent tuft lock, high water permeability and very consistent ball roll. In addition, the product has no PU or SB latex coating, and therefore offers better opportunities for recycling and sustainability.
“This is an exciting achievement for Act Global, and for facilities looking for top playing surfaces. We will continue to offer the latest generation of turf to our customers, and work with trusted partners, to complete installations that meet professional performance standards,” said Zlotnicki. “We look forward to introducing our woven system to new markets in Europe and around the world.”
As the synthetic turf market advances, Act Global is committed to staying at the forefront of technology and product development. They are a FIFA Preferred Producer of Football Turf, with installations in 70 countries, and a total of 58 FIFA certified fields.
ABOUT ACT GLOBAL SPORTS
Act Global Sports, headquartered in the United States, 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, field grass, synthetic lawns and other synthetic grass uses. Act Global has four manufacturing locations in USA, Europe and Asia and installations in over 70 countries. Act Global Sports 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. For additional information, please visit email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Our European Sales Manager recently attended a match between Annan Athletic and the Rangers at the Galabank Stadium, Scotland, with installation partner WH Malcoms. This link will take you to the match report. The game drew a record crowd to Galabank Stadium, and was one of the biggest and the most significant days in the Club’s history.
The Annan Club is run by volunteers from top to bottom. Their delight at having these new facilities and the bonus of having Rangers visit was plain to see. This is a perfect example of what a football club at this level should be about. Quality facilities that meet the needs of the local community and that can provide an income that is sustainable.
Act Global is proud to have been a part of this project. With our installation partner, we took on a site that was run down—the pitch was around 2m higher from one end to the other and had a hump all the way down the middle! Act Global supplied the turf, and Malcolms put in the pitch and some small concrete terraces. They did this in less than 10 weeks from the end of the old season and the start of the new.
As we carry on our business, we perhaps don’t often get an appreciation of what impact our work has on real people. For many of the people at Annan Athletic, Saturday was a day they will never forget, primarily because they were playing Rangers, but a big part of their pride was tied up in the facilities that they were able to offer. The directors made it quite clear that the pitch was an important part of that.
We are pleased with the growing presence our Managing Director Mahesh Ganapathy has brought us in the Malaysian market. Act Global is the only dedicated artificial turf manufacturer in Malaysia, and the only FIFA and FIH certified manufacturer in ASEAN.
We were recently featured in two articles in the lifestyle publication Kunang2. In the article “Now Everyone Can Play”, Mahesh discusses the quality and benefits that artificial turf brings to the sports market in Malaysia.
The article “An Alternative to Natural Grass” describes the aesthetic and low-maintenance qualities that artificial lawns can provide. Act Global offers a full line of natural looking synthetic grass perfect for landscaping around buildings, lawns, putting greens, playground areas and more.
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Aalten, Netherlands – Act Global Sports recently passed a FIFA two star retest on one of the main synthetic turf pitches at the Hungarian Puskas Football Academy. The field is host to the well-known Suzuki Cup Tournament, hosting teams such as Real Madrid, Panathinaikos Football Club and Austria Wien.
The pitch features Act Global’s Xtreme Turf Premier S60, designed for top stadium-level football use. The artificial turf has a V-shaped fiber profile, reinforced with spine, which provides durability and strength. Premier S60 offers good pile resilience and high performance characteristics.
“Act Global Sports is honoured to cooperate with such a recognized training facility in Central Europe,” said Robert Zlotnicki, Central and Eastern Europe Manager for Act Global Sports. “We look forward to continuing to expand our partnerships and FIFA certified installations throughout Europe and around the globe.”
As a FIFA Preferred Producer for Football Turf, Act Global is responsible for maintaining the highest quality and performance standards for their synthetic turf systems. All Act Global products pass rigorous torture and laboratory testing for durability, climatic resistance, player-to-surface interaction, ball-to-surface interaction and more.
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International firm completes Vietnam’s first FIFA two-star installation and hosts FIFA educational seminar
ACT Global Sports recently completed the first and only FIFA two-star installation in Vietnam at Lam Dong Teachers College Stadium in Dalat City. The new football turf replaced natural grass, and is used for top-level Vietnam League One football (soccer) matches.
ACT Global’s Xtreme Turf consists of a tufted fiber on a reinforced triple backing. As a FIFA Preferred Producer for Football Turf, their artificial turf products are scientifically tested and engineered to meet the highest quality and performance FIFA standards. ACT Global’s Xtreme Turf has been installed in many top-performing professional stadiums around the world.
The field was professionally installed by Hoang Nguyen Trading and Construction Company Ltd in partnership with ACT Global. Project scope included a full design and build, featuring a sub-base with a sub-soil drainage system and sturdy, suitable roof design. Maintenance training and equipment was also provided as part of the project
Prior to the new field design and synthetic turf, games often were cancelled or postponed due to inclement weather, and the stadium was not getting enough playing time. Daniel Clapham, regional sales manager, said he has since received positive feedback regarding the quality of the turf, reduced maintenance and increased revenue from field rental.
“ACT Global is proud to be part of such a successful and professionally executed project in this mountainous region with such high annual rainfall,” said Clapham. “Players and coaches agree that investing in high-quality synthetic turf systems can provide huge performance benefits as well as increased playing hours all year round.”
Clapham said that this is a trend they are noticing around the world, as more emerging markets are turning from price-driven decisions to recognizing the long-term value of quality products, professional installation methods and commitment to field maintenance.
ACT Global also recently hosted a FIFA seminar in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam that was attended by some of the regions foremost experts. FIFA spoke in detail about the developments in the artificial turf industry in recent years and the positive impact this has had on the sport including the multiple benefits of selecting a FIFA Preferred Producer for football turf. Mr. Hy, president of the Vietnamese Football Federation, and Mr. Vien, vice president, both attended and confirmed the benefits of the new Dalat stadium, as well as the commitment of the Federation to the FIFA Quality Concept.
Our year is off to a wonderful and busy start at ACT Global Sports! We have several new announcements we would like to share.
1. New FIFA Certifications
ACT Global Sports has completed several new FIFA certifications at fields around the globe. We recently passed re-testing in Hungary, and completed certification in Netherlands and Poland. We also just passed our first FIFA testing in the US. ACT Global’s certifications demonstrate our continued dedication to maintaining the highest-quality fields.
2. Successful launch of Malaysia factory
ACT Global Sports officially launched Malaysia’s first artificial turf manufacturing facility, located in Sungai Buloh, Selangor. We selected Malaysia due to its tradition of advanced technology and quality manufacturing. The extended manufacturing of our Xtreme Turf and Xtreme Lawn brands in Malaysia will include clear performance, durability, financial and logistical benefits for both customers and players. Malaysia Managing Director Mahesh Ganapathy has worked in carpet and synthetic turf manufacturing for over 20 years. ACT Global is proud to have him on board as a highly technical project manager and experienced with start-up operations.
3. Hosted FIFA Seminar in Las Vegas
Following the Synthetic Turf Council Meetings held in Las Vegas, ACT Global Sports hosted a FIFA Seminar for industry design consultants, test institutes, manufacturers, contractors and maintenance providers. The presentations from our company and other industry experts provided the attendees a greater understanding of the roadmap to a truly high-quality sports turf installation.
4. FIFA Seminar in Vietnam on May 14th.
We will host our next FIFA Seminar in Vietnam on May 14, 2012 to highlight the benefits of synthetic turf.
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Leading North American industry delegates explore the benefits of the FIFA Quality Concept for Football Turf
Following the Synthetic Turf Council Meetings held in Las Vegas, leading USA manufacturer ACT Global Sports hosted a FIFA Seminar for industry design consultants, test institutes, manufacturers, contractors and maintenance providers. The FIFA delegation was represented by Group Leader Mr. Johannes Holzmuller, Junior Manager Nicholas Evans and Dr. Eric Harrison, the primary author of the FIFA Quality Concept for Football Turf. The presentations by these experts and information from ACT Global as a FIFA Preferred Producer for Football Turf provided the attendees a greater understanding of the roadmap to a truly highly quality sports turf installation.
Just recently the Synthetic Turf Council adopted the durability and natural grass performance benchmarks of the FIFA Quality Concept. The FIFA Quality Concept was develop so players and stadium owners would have guidelines for choosing a field system that is safer for the players, performs like a natural grass stadium, saves maintenance costs and lasts for years of intense use. The Guidelines for Synthetic Turf Performance set forth by the STC, establishes the very same methods based upon proven research and is being promoted for voluntary use by field owners and their consultants.
Dr. Eric Harrison the author of the FIFA Quality Concept presented his ideas in support for and the science behind the Synthetic Turf Council’s decision to adopt these methods for the American multi-purpose sports’ market. Dr. Harrison states, “The adoption of the FIFA Quality Guidelines by the STC for synthetic turf in North America is a strong indication of the industry’s commitment toward enhancing durability and performance for all ages of athletes in many sports. FIFA leadership has strived to deliver the objectives of its guidelines through many years of education, testing and monitoring of sports surface performance around the globe and was pleased to have this forum for in-depth discussions.”
Director John Baize commented, “We firstly appreciate the support of FIFA, sponsorship by ProGrass and the many attendees who invested their time to participate. We are very pleased that so many firms are passionate about increasing true quality to our customers as evidenced by the significant amount of lively discussion. As a FIFA Preferred Provider, we appreciate the opportunity to be a catalyst for selected leaders of the synthetic turf industry to better understand and implement FIFA Quality Guidelines for the North American market. This is an important step in the industry’s effort to continually upgrade and raise the bar for athletic performance for the growing synthetic turf market.”
As a FIFA Preferred Producer for Football Turf, ACT Global is responsible for maintaining ISO 9001 Quality Standards as well as enhanced obligations in the areas of research, testing, manufacturing, construction, installation and maintenance. It is headquartered in Austin, Texas and has regional locations in The Netherlands, Cyprus, Poland, Thailand, Australia, France, The United Kingdom, Malaysia and China. Local sales and support is offered with representatives located in over 50 countries through an expanding partner network of leading sport field contractors. ACT Global Sports is notable for being the only company in the world that is a FIFA Preferred Producer for Football Turf, Synthetic Turf Council Certified Manufacturer and holds an ISO 9001 certification.
Advances in synthetic turf applications and product development to be featured in FSB International Trade Show
ACT Global Sports is excited to be launching the latest breakthrough in synthetic turf technology during the upcoming FSB International Trade show. This new revolutionary system is an extension of our European manufacturing technology.
We invite you to come explore our full range of new developments to include products whose installations could pass FIFA testing, new FIH certified products and our line of aviation turf technology. These product offerings exceed the highest durability standards in the market.
The FSB held in Cologne, Germany from 26th October through the 28th, is the perfect forum to air, discuss and develop the freshest ideas from the brightest minds in the industry. We look forward to seeing you there.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com. An ACT Global Sports representative will be happy to help.
For more information on the FSB Cologne International Trade Fair, please visit www.fsb-cologne.com
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ACT Global Sports welcomes their 27th FIFA certified field with the Hooglanderveen Stadium in The Netherlands
The football club Hooglanderveen, located in Amersfoort, Netherlands installed the newest generation of football turf from ACT Global Sports. This Xtreme Turf exceeds other synthetic turf systems in the market with its unique combination of top stadium-level performance and a new level of durability.
Both the performance and durability are proven as the installed system meets the top two-star performance requirements of the FIFA Quality Concept. Additionally, the artificial grass fibers have been tested to 50,000 Lisport cycles which represent intense use over multiple years.
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