Dalton, Georgia – Artificial turf specialist AstroTurf is moving all its manufacturing operations into a single 35,000m2 facility.
The project, due to be completed at the end of June, involves the relocation of existing equipment from three sites, and the addition of new manufacturing technology. Masterbatch, extrusion, twisting, tufting and coating will all be carried out in the one location.
“This move will bring all of the operations required to produce synthetic turf under one roof,” said Heard Smith, AstroTurf’s chief executive. “We’re going to significantly reduce transportation costs and waste while improving the quality and efficiency of our manufacturing processes.”
Polyurethane features in the secondary backing system of many of the artificial turf products. AstroTurf also offers the option of soy-based BioCel polyurethane backing from Universal Textile Technologies.