Pleasanton, CA – Global Syn-Turf, a leading artificial grass manufacturer and distributor in the United States, is pleased to announce the development of its latest advanced system called TCool Evaporative Cooling Technology to combat the heat on artificial grass fields. While there are more heat reduction technologies developed by the company in the past, the TCool system has shown cooling effects of as much as 30 to 50 degrees, compared to standard synthetic turf systems.
“Developing products with the enhanced thermal characteristics is at the core of our strategy for the synthetic turf business, and we are thrilled to introduce this opportunity with TCool evaporative cooling technology,” says Greg Weitz, Vice President of Global Syn-Turf, Inc. “There has been a lot of hype about how synthetic grass overheats during hot summer months, so to see the warranted solution is fascinating. We’re entering a new era, and we couldn’t be happier to offer a cooling turf system that works.”
According to Weitz, the problem of thermal buildup in artificial turf lies in the materials used to manufacture it. Thermoplastic, or PE, retains heat in a way that natural grass doesn’t, trapping solar rays and heating the surface to 150 degrees or more. Although this heat build-up is not a safety issue, it’s undoubtedly one of comfort, and so far, attempts to resolve the issue have been, for the most part, insufficient.
Over the past decade, the increasing power of computerization available to researchers made it possible to construct sophisticated models of the vaporization process that improved the capacity to predict heat transfer. The liquid-vapor phase-change phenomena, best observed from microscale and nanoscale perspectives, led to the idea of applying the evaporation principles to synthetic turf fields. TCool technology takes place during the hydraulic phase change when a liquid substance becomes gas. When the solar rays heat the turf surface, its energy helps to break the bonds between molecules of water preserved within TCool infill particles, allowing some molecules to escape in the form of gas, decreasing the kinetic energy of remaining particles, and cooling down the turf surface in the process.
While watering turf fields alone has a short-term cooling effect, the TCool infill applied to the artificial grass surface traps water inside and removes heat from the surface using the solar energy. TCool system is the most effective during the summer months. Testing confirms molecular dynamic simulations. TCool application results in decreasing the artificial grass surface temperature by 50 degrees.
According to NASA’s ongoing temperature analysis, the average global temperature on Earth has increased by 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880. Two-thirds of the warming has happened since 1975. Comparing to a two-degree drop in the past that plunged the Earth into an Ice Age, a 1.4 degree is significant. Thousands of square feet of synthetic turf are being installed in the United States every year, including major athletic sports venues. Galassi and Bortolin studies, conducted in the University of Nevada and the Desert Research Institute in 2009, found that the maximum surface temperature of artificial greens (69 degrees F higher than that of irrigated natural grass), is due to the lack of heat transfer from the synthetic blades to underlying infill material. By adding evaporative potential to turf applications, the TCool cooling system is the critical advancement in the artificial turf industry, ensuring the massive water saving attributes of modern landscaping alternatives.
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TCool is UV-resistant and does not affect the performance of synthetic turf backed by a 15-year warranty of all products manufactured by Global Syn-Turf. With the added benefits of antimicrobial coating, it also protects the surface from volatile compounds of harmful bacterial cultures.
“With TCool, you won’t have to worry about the temperature of your grass any longer,” adds Weitz. “It will be perfectly safe and comfortable to play on, for both athletes and children!”
About the Company:
Global Syn-Turf, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and wholesaler of high-quality artificial grass in the United States and Canada, and the exclusive artificial grass partner of San Francisco 49ers. Global Syn-Turf is the advocate for water-efficient products and conservation programs. During the last decade, it has been promoting organic infills for all synthetic turf installations.
The company offers an extensive selection of synthetic turf for commercial and residential landscapes, playgrounds, sports fields, golf putting greens and pet areas, and is vigorously tested for toxicity, flammability, strength and more. As a participant of the LEED Point Program developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, Global Syn-Turf, Inc. provides several LEED points opportunities for different categories.
Global Syn-Turf, Inc. prides itself on its innovative, environmentally friendly synthetic grass solutions which require little maintenance, no water, pesticides, or fertilizers, available through multiple company-owned distribution centers across the U.S. Each center has a complete inventory of over 75 synthetic grass products plus knowledgeable staff delivering expertise and first-class customer service. The state-of-the-art artificial grass offers realism, drainage, performance, safety, and durability.
For more information about TCool Technology, visit the website at https://www.globalsynturf.com/tcool
Company Name: Global Syn-Turf
Contact Person: Greg Weitz
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Address:5960 Inglewood Dr. Ste. 150
State: CA 94588
Country: United States