Austin, Texas USA (January 8, 2013) — Act Global Sports continues to promote superior synthetic turf sports surfaces throughout the world, most recently achieving two FIFA certified installations in Colombia.
The fields are a result of quality manufacturing of Act Global and skilled installation work of Colombian partner Pedro Sarmiento and his team. The pitches were installed at the Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín and at Sede Recreacional Florida Blanca in Bucaramanga. The fields received a two and one star certification, respectively. Both feature Act Global’s Xtreme Turf for community and professional sports use.
“We are honored to work with a trusted and talented partner that can help bring these FIFA certified fields to Colombia,” said John Baize, managing director of Act Global Sports. “We truly value the work of Pedro and his team, as more players can enjoy the long-term value of quality products and professional installations.”
The field at Universidad de Antioquia is part of one of the biggest and most important universities in Colombia. It will host local league competition matches and the university’s regional tournament, as well as training grounds for professional teams. The field is part of a larger sports facility investment by the university, which will include basketball, handball, futsal, volleyball, martial arts, gymnastics and more. Act Global’s partner will install all these surfaces, making it one of the most complete sport references in Colombia featuring the Xtreme Turf FIFA certified field.
Sede Recreacional Florida Blanca is part of the social services recreational and sport complex of Santander State. The field was funded by Comfenalco Santander, a retirement plan administrator in Colombia, to stimulate sport activities amongst its members. The field will be used by members and several amateur clubs, as well as for hosting local league matches. This complex is one of only two complexes of this kind to have a full size artificial turf field. The new pitch replaces an old natural grass, and is beside a previously installed Xtreme Turf field.
FIFA testing on both fields was performed by Labosport, and results showed excellent permeability, shock absorption and stability. As a FIFA Preferred Producer for Football Turf, Act Global’s products are engineered to meet the highest quality and performance standards. The company’s Xtreme Turf has been installed in many top-performing professional stadiums around the world.
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 email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Enero 8, 2013) — Medellin, Colombia — Act Global Sports continúa promoviendo las mejores superficies deportivas en el mundo; las más recientes son dos instalaciones FIFA en Colombia.
Estos resultados son muestras de calidad de la fabricación de Act Global Sports y de la instalación de nuestro Socio en Colombia, Pedro Sarmiento y de su especializado equipo. Los campos fueron instalados en la prestigiosa Universidad de Antioquía, en Medellín y en la Sede Recreacional Florida Blanca, en Bucaramanga. Los campos recibieron certificaciones 2 y 1 estrella, respectivamente.
Ambos cuentan con césped Xtreme Turf para el uso profesional y comunitario.
“Nos honra trabajar con un socio talentoso y de confianza que hace posible instalaciones con certificación FIFA en Colombia,” dijo John Baize, director general de Act Global Sports. “Realmente valoramos el trabajo de Pedro y su equipo, para que más jugadores puedan disfrutar el valor de productos de calidad y de instalaciones profesionales, a largo plazo.”
El campo en la Universidad de Antioquía es parte del complejo deportivo de una de las más grandes e importantes universidades en Colombia. Estará dedicado a partidos de competición de la liga local y torneos regionales de la Universidad, también será usado como campo de entrenamiento para equipos profesionales. Ese campo es parte de un ambicioso plan de inversión de la universidad, que incluye canchas de baskeball, handball, futsal, volleyball, artes marciales, gimnasia y otros deportes. El Socio de Act Global Sports ha sido contratado para realizar todas esas instalaciones que pasarán a ser el complejo deportivo más completo de referencia en Colombia, presentando un campo con Xtreme Turf certificado por FIFA.
La Sede Recreacional Florida Blanca es parte del complejo deportivo del servicio social del Estado de Santander. El campo fue financiado por Comfenalco Santander, un administrador del plan de jubilación en Colombia, para estimular el deporte entre sus miembros. El campo será utilizado por los miembros y varios clubes amateur, así como para juegos de la liga local. Este complejo deportivo es unos de los únicos dos complejos deportivos de éste tipo, que cuentan con cancha de medidas reglamentarias en césped artificial. En éste caso, el turf artificial reemplaza al natural y se sitúa al lado de otro campo que ya había sido instalado con césped artificial Xtreme Turf.
Las pruebas FIFA, en ambos casos, las realizó Labosport y los resultados mostraron excelente permeabilidad, absorción de choque y estabilidad. Por ser un Productor Preferido de FIFA para Césped Artificial, los productos de Act Global están diseñados para cumplir con la más alta calidad y estándares de desempeño. Los productos Xtreme Turf han sido instalados en muchos estadios profesionales del mundo, con alta performance.
ACERCA DE ACT GLOBAL SPORTS
Act Global Sports, con sede en los Estados Unidos, es líder mundial en la fabricación de turf sintético y césped artificial. Los productos monofilamento y fibrilados Xtreme Turf y Xtreme Lawn de la compañía replican el césped natural para el uso en estadios internacionales, centros deportivos cerrados, campos de grama artificial, paisajismo decorativo y otros usos del césped artificial. Act Global Sports cuenta con cuatro centros de fabricación en Estados Unidos, Europa y Asia e instalaciones en más de 70 países. Act Global Sports se destaca por ser la primera empresa en el mundo que es a la vez Productor Preferido de FIFA para Césped Artificial, Fabricante Certificado por el Synthetic Turf Council y poseer certificación ISO 9001. Para obtener información adicional, por favor escriba a email@example.com.
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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.
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ACT Global Sports introduces the latest innovation in the synthetic turf industry
ACT Global Sports and Dywilan from Poland have signed a strategic alliance for the development and production of a breakthrough woven technology for football synthetic turf systems. The Xtreme Turf WX50 revolutionary system consists of Xtreme grass fibers locked into a woven backing system. The manufacturing method is unique to all of the previous generations of synthetic grass. One of the key features of Xtreme Turf WX50 is the resiliency of the pile. The fibers stand up straight before any infill is installed. The woven technique also creates a consistently superior ball roll characteristic in all directions due to the distinctive construction.
“The locking in of the pile in the basic triple W formation is tremendous. We are extremely excited to introduce this breakthrough technology to the world of synthetic sports turf after years of development,” proclaims Wil Ditzel, Director of ACT Global Sports.
The woven technology of Xtreme Turf WX50 offers high water permeability which results in more playing hours during harsh weather seasons. The product is more environmentally friendly due to the recyclable homogeneous materials used in the system. With the growing concern for synthetic turf manufacturers to be “green” and environmentally safe, Xtreme Turf WX50 is taking a significant step in the right direction
ACT Global Sports is headquartered in Austin, Texas and has regional locations in The Netherlands, Cyprus, Poland, Thailand, Australia, France, The United Kingdom 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 currently 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. The company also holds an ISO 14001 certification along with state of the art manufacturing on 3 continents and a dedicated research and development center.
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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Issued by Synthetic Turf Council – 2011
1. Saves Water – A Resource in Short Supply
- According to the EPA, over one-third of residential water is used for lawn irrigation nationwide, totaling over 4 billion gallons of water a day.
- The Southern Nevada Water Authority estimates that every square foot of natural grass replaced saves an additional 55 gallons of water per year. The average lawn is 1,800 square feet, so the average home with synthetic turf saves 99,000 gallons of water each year.
- The average U.S. Household can save up to 70% on their water bill, or $500.
- Earns LEED points for Water Efficient Landscaping
2. Eliminates the use of lawn mowers
- According to the EPA, a 3.5 horsepower gas-powered lawn mower releases the same amount of air polluting emissions in one hour as a new car driven 340 miles.
- Over 17 million gallons of gas and oil are spilled each year from refueling lawn equipment; that is more oil than was spilled by the Exxon Valdez.
3. Eliminates the use of toxic pesticides and fertilizers
- The EPA has identified runoff of toxic pesticides and fertilizers as a principal cause of water pollution. Synthetic turf eliminates the need for pesticides and fertilizers.
1. Saves Water – A Resource in Short Supply
- One full-size synthetic turf sports field saves 500,000 to 1,000,000 gallons of water each year. For example, the El Paso Independent School District estimates its 10 new synthetic turf sports fields will save 80 million gallons of water each year, and $832,000 in water, mowing, repairs, and general maintenance.
- Earns LEED points for Water Efficient Landscaping
2. Recycles tens of millions of used tires annually to be used as crumb rubber infill
3. Eliminates the use of billions of pounds of toxic pesticides and fertilizers
- The EPA has identified runoff of toxic pesticides and fertilizers as a principal cause of water pollution. In Florida alone, the EPA estimates that about 1,000 miles of rivers and streams, 350,000 acres of lakes and 900 square miles of estuaries are impaired by runoff of pesticides and fertilizers.
Act Global Sports is a proud member of the Synthetic Turf Council.
Information gathered from www.syntheticturfcouncil.org
Strategic partnership to target total sport performance solutions
Pro Grass LLC and ACT Global Sports announce the completion of a strategic partnership for the United States synthetic turf market. This partnership combines the strength of ACT Global Sports’ research, development, testing and manufacturing experts with Pro Grass’ leading sport field design, construction, installation and maintenance solutions.
Pro Grass Senior Vice President Bob Thomas comments, “We are very pleased to continue our market expansion through this partnership with ACT Global. Their capabilities and reputation for quality and technical expertise is unrivaled in our industry. We receive constant feedback that buyers and their consultants are challenged with trying to understand which artificial grass products truly provide the top safety, sport performance and durability. This partnership responds to those needs. We will lead and raise the game by providing a turf system that has been fully torture-tested and proven to match the biomechanical benchmarks of natural grass.”
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ACT Global Sports Ltd and local representative Fenno Scandia Middle East are expanding operations to include turf exports to regional Middle East countries. Fenno Scandia Middle East are the official agent of ACT Global Sports Ltd and together operate through an office based in Jebel Ali, UAE.
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Leader in synthetic turf technology, ACT Global Sports has been selected as the provider of hockey surfacing for the 2010 Asian Games hosted in Guangzhou, PRC from November 12th – 27th. The 16th annual Asian Games boasts 45 countries and 10,156 athletes competing in a variety of sports, with field hockey as one of the most prestigious and eagerly anticipated tournaments. The field hockey events feature many teams with high FIH ranking, in both the men’s and women’s competition.
A total of four full size hockey pitches have been installed at the Guangzhou Olympic Hockey Stadium Complex, including two competition pitches which have been field tested and approved for interntional hockey tournament use.
ACT Global Sports’ Xtreme Turf and ACTurf hockey products comply with the FIH strict performance requirements, for international and national hockey competitions.
Director Chris Clapham comments, “We are extremely proud to have been selected as the surfacing supplier for this world class tournament. The feedback from players and coaches has been very positive, and we look forward to a high standard of competition during the two week event.”
The Asian Games further honored Mr. Clapham by inviting him to carry the Asian Games Torch during its relay. This was a rare experience for a foreigner.
ACT Global Sports is headquartered in Austin, Texas and has regional locations in The Netherlands, Cyprus, Poland, Thailand, Australia 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. The company has ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications along with state of the art manufacturing on 3 continents and a dedicated research and development center.
ACT Global Sports is proud to announce our latest FIFA Preferred Producer achievement, Atlético Nacional in Medellín, Colombia passes FIFA two star.
As a FIFA Preferred Producer all full sized football fields must be tested under the FIFA Quality Concept to meet specialized guidelines. The installation Atlético Nacional in Medellín, Colombia was no exception. The football field was tested on October 9th, 2010 roughly one year after full installation. Since then the field has been regularly used by Corporación Deportiva Atlético Nacional along with many other local teams. ACT Global is confident our Xtreme Turf installation would pass after already being used for one year under intense playing conditions. As you can see in the photo, the Xtreme Turf grass fibers are standing up to provide excellent professional stadium level performance. Along with durable grass fibers the field has proven to be climatic resistant with no signs of UV damage or color change. One year later, and we still got it.
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