ADVANCED PRODUCT TESTING
Advanced testing capabilities ensure high-level product quality that reduces development time and expense. Dozens of analytical and physical property tests are performed directly at our research & development labs. Customers can also put products to the test at our accelerated and outdoor weathering facilities.
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THE AMERICHEM ADVANTAGE IN SYNTHETIC TURF
Long-Lasting Color for Greens and Logo Shades
As a result of extensive pigment testing, Americhem has created a set of individual colorants that can be combined to match a wide variety of shades that perform. Each pigment was evaluated separately for its long-range weathering and physical performance.
Americhem’s masterbatch offers a complete turf package including UV stabilizers, antioxidants, delustrants, and antimicrobials. The testing included evaluations of many different alternatives in each additive class.
Inherent properties of polymer products can be modified with the incorporation of special chemistries that affect properties like friction, microbial resistance, tensile strength, and interaction with water and sunlight. Many of these can be combined with color and stabilization packages for an all-in-one solution.
Trends in Synthetic Turf
Our additive masterbatches are customized for each polymer, process, and end use application, but Americhem does have standard product lines that are specific to the synthetic turf industry such as:
Ready and/or Custom Color
While some colors are common across the industry, many are exclusive to specific installations. Americhem offers a full complement of coloring solutions for synthetic turf applications. All colorants have been carefully selected as to not hinder weathering performance. Whether it is a custom or standard color from Americhem, you can be confident that our product is engineered to deliver the highest level of performance in the field.
nDuramax® UV Stabilizers
Designed to extend the life of your products, nDuramax®, Americhem’s family of breakthrough UV stabilizing masterbatches, blocks harmful effects of natural light in synthetic turf applications. Americhem has extensive in-house capabilities to model the environmental impacts as anticipated on the field. Americhem has leveraged this capability to develop leading stabilization packages to deliver long, worry-free performance in all types of environments.
Microorganisms are found everywhere in nature. The presence of bacteria in synthetic turf can promote discoloration, foul odor, deterioration, and other issues. Antibacterial products using Americhem’s nShield® antimicrobial additives restrain microorganisms from growing and are one of the ways that you can add value to your end product. nShield® antimicrobial additive masterbatches are designed based upon technologies proven to be both safe and effective and as such, can be used with confidence in direct contact applications.
While color is the most apparent differentiator in turf, appearance modification doesn’t stop there. Americhem incorporates a variety of approaches to deliver the desired appearance to synthetic turf. Seeking that natural look in your turf product? Consult with Americhem’s color and additives experts to explore the best solution for your specific need.