ACT Global Sports News
Act Global Sports Advances Synthetic Turf Market in Colombia with Two New FIFA Certified Fields - January 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 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.
Act Global Sports continúa promoviendo las mejores superficies deportivas en el mundo; las más recientes son dos instalaciones FIFA en Colombia.
Act Global Sports to feature BASF in its new XtremeLok Technology to Enhance Synthetic Turf Durability - November 2012
Act Global Sports, a synthetic turf manufacturer with installations in 70 countries, has selected innovative components from BASF to offer a proprietary secondary coating application XtremeLok that will improve tuft bind and increase the life of their artificial turf system.
Act Global Sports Achieves FIFA Two Star Certification with Advanced Woven Turf System - October 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.
John Baize of Act Global Named Chairman of the Synthetic Turf Council Board of Directors - October 2012
John Baize, managing director of Act Global Sports, was recently re-elected to the Board of Directors and then named Chairman of the Synthetic Turf Council (STC) during its Annual Membership Meeting in Dallas, Texas
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.
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 Sports will discuss the environmental benefits of using artificial grass for landscaping. The segment will air at 6 a.m. EST (check your local listings) and will be available for viewing on www.foxandfriends.com following the live broadcast.
The new Xtreme Turf synthetic field at Buck Egger Park in Round Rock is the first of its kind for the city. The field, funded through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), provides a quality sports surface for community members to enjoy.
Act Global Sports and partner AvTurf recently installed a synthetic aviation turf surface at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. At 1.4 million square feet, the project is the world’s largest single area of synthetic turf of its kind.
Childhood obesity is a growing epidemic in the U.S. Act Global Sports encourages municipalities to consider this issue and increase opportunities to boost physical health and offer more access to playing surfaces within their communities. Synthetic turf is an ideal solution.
As a socially-conscious company, Act Global Sports is committed to maintaining a sustainable business model and reducing its environmental footprint. This year the company will honor Earth Day 2012 by donating trees to be planted as part of Carbonfund.org’s Million Tree Challenge.
With over 50 regional political and industry delegates attending, Act Global Sports officially launched Malaysia’s first artificial turf manufacturing facility. Located in Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Act Global Sports’ Malaysia division will launch its innovative range of turf systems Spring of 2012 using the latest technology from USA and Europe coupled with extensive local expertise.
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.
Near the end of 2010, one of the North American synthetic turf industry leaders, ProGrass, and manufacturer Act Global Sports decided to form a strategic partnership. This conglomerate of synthetic turf forces pulled together to form a partnership of research, development, manufacturing, design, construction, installation and maintenance to provide a complete performance package of world class synthetic turf services.
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.
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.
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.
Sepp Blatter will visit Zimbabwe for the first time on Monday, July 4th en route to South Africa, where he is due at a meeting of the International Olympic Committee. He will attend the COSAFA women’s football championships and the opening of the Rufaro Stadium and Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) village in Harare.
The popular national television show “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News Channel is airing the All-American Summer Concert Series every Friday through September 2. Last Friday May 27, an excited crowd in New York City enjoyed an outdoor picnic on our Xtreme Lawn before the famous band Plain White T’s performed in front of them. The show airs from 6am to 9am Eastern Standard Time. Enjoy!!!
We are extremely exited to be launching a new line of Xtreme Lawn synthetic turf products for landscaping and putting greens. Xtreme Lawn replicates the beauty and comfort of a perfect natural lawn, while providing the same long-term durability and UV stability found in our sports turf throughout the world. With ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified production facilities, the longevity of your synthetic turf investment is assured. These certifications are the international standards of excellence and environmentally-friendly manufacturing practices.
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.
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. 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 latest use for artificial turf has been developed by aviation surface technology experts AvTurf LLC. AvTurf has developed and patented an artificial turf system that solves many of the challenges of airport managers. AvTurf’s Vice President of Sales and Operations Daniel McSwain comments, “We are very pleased to have entered into this exclusive strategic alliance with Act Global Sports."
When interviewed, Malawian football administrators, players, referees and spectators unanimously agreed that the new Kamuzu Stadium had definitely had a positive impact on all of them. They stated that the green pitch all year round had created a psychological feeling of wanting to play.
Zimbabwean football administrators have acknowledged that the new Rufaro Stadium has helped to instil a more professional approach to the preparation of national teams and they have alluded to the fact that more football turf facilities will be needed in other provinces in Zimbabwe to fast track the development of the game in the country.
The storied Crusaders F.C. in Belfast is the first top Irish professional club to play on a new generation of football turf named Xtreme Turf manufactured by FIFA Preferred Producer, ACT Global Sports.
Football Turf in Focus - Writer Guy Oldenkotte looks at recently introduced FIFA Preferred Producer programme that sets out to guarantee a standardised, worldwide quality of Football Turf, along with the latest developments from the artificial turf sector.
Leading sports field turf manufacturer ACT Global Sports, publishes Communication on Progress - April 2010
Honored to be part of the United Nations Global Compact, we hope to aspire others to make a difference in the world by administering the principles of the Global Compact in their own business.
ACT Global Sports with cooperation from Labosport and Texas A&M University, engaged the research to understand the sport performance of the natural turf at Kyle Field stadium and compare those findings to the FIFA methods. Kyle Field at Texas A&M was selected as it is well-known for being one of the top natural grass football stadiums in the United States.
ACT Global Sports was awarded the Synthetic Turf Council (STC) Certification as a Material Manufacturer and Supplier, reinforcing its place as a top manufacturer of artificial turf.
ACT Global Sports was selected to join this FIFA Preferred Producer initiative to help research, develop and deliver a higher quality football turf to users throughout the world. FIFA aims to take this next step in performance and safety standards of football turf by working with selected Preferred Producers.
Gone are the days when the grass was conspicuous by its absence in playfields that held events very frequently. The reason was not inadequate or inept maintenance but the durability of grass itself to survive the rigorous assault of all the sports persons concerned.
ACT Global Sports, a leader in artificial turf technology, proudly announces their sales and installations have reached 50 countries. This milestone reflects the growth of the company and the increased popularity of synthetic turf throughout the world.
The past twelve months have been very exciting for us. As a proud continuing member of the United Nations Global Compact, we have spent considerable efforts to adhere to its principles so we can to improve our market place and the societies in which we serve.
Leading artificial turf corporation launches comprehensive carbon-neutral program.
ACT Global Sports completes FIFA Goal Projects in Zimbabwe and Malawi.
Official Publication of ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Selects ACT Global Sports in Latest Feature on Sports � July 2008
As a well-known leader in quality and environmental management in the artificial turf industry, ACT Global was asked by ISO Focus magazine to share its business and manufacturing methods. ISO develops key international standards for business, government and society. Its notable certifications are ISO 9001 Quality and ISO 14001 Environmental Management.
ACT Global Sports with their international reputation and manufacturing expertise announced the formation of a partnership with Sportexe Construction Services, Inc., one of North America’s largest installers of artificial turf surfaces for recreational and athletic facilities.
United Nations Global Compact publishes ACT Global Sports' Communication on Progress - February 2008
ACT Global Sports is a proud active participant and supporter of the United Nations' Global Compact. As a multi-national organization, proper corporate governance, social values and outreach are all keys to our success.
FC Barcelona, one of the most prestigious clubs in world football, is opening its 4th football academy in the middle east. The club and has selected Xtreme Turf supplied by ACT Global Sports Ltd., as its training surface.
ACT Global Sports' Xtreme Turf, installed at Sport Club Corinthians Paulista of Sao Paulo, Brazil has achieved prestigious FIFA certification. This is the first FIFA certified field ever installed in the country of Brazil
National Press Conference in Honduras Highlights Growing Trend Towards Artificial Turf - September 2007
The current generation of artificial turf allows for increased playing hours while providing many of the benefits of natural grass such as player safety, comfort and game conditions.
Xtreme Turf NFH-12 uses the latest 'Dual Yarn' technology of polyethylene and nylon monofilament fibres. This ensures high playability but also brings environmental benefits because, in comparison with some other turfs, less water is required on the surface to achieve excellent playability
FIFA, the world’s soccer governing body, has obtained significant testing, medical research, and player feedback in order to understand the playability, safety and performance of the perfect natural grass pitch. ACT Global Sports has achieved FIFA's highest 2-Star Certificate
Global Sports Systems has achieved UEFA certifications on three of its Xtreme Turf products. It has also passed independent laboratory tests on the newer, test criteria related to skin abrasion, shock absorption, foot stability and ball interaction.
Global Sports Systems has responded to the market trends by dedicating its business model towards flexible solutions, world-class quality and innovation.
Two leading companies in the industry, Global
Sports Systems based in Round Rock, Texas USA and
ACT Corporation of Guangzhou, China announced a joint
venture in January 2005.