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Artificial Turf Yarn Fibers – What is Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP) and Polyurethane (PU)?

Other plastics emerged in the prewar period, launching off the success of nylon, though some would not come into widespread use until after the war. Another important plastic, polyethylene (PE), sometimes known as polythene, was discovered in 1933 by Reginald Gibson and Eric Fawcett at…


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Artificial Turf Yarn Fibers – What is Nylon (PA)?

The real star of the plastics industry in the 1930s was “polyamide” (PA), far better known by its trade name nylon. Nylon was the first purely synthetic fiber, introduced by Du Pont Corporation at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York City. In 1927, Du…


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Lead in Artificial Turf Fibers Explained: An Industry Review

This slide show has been edited to remove the brand identify of the company that prepared this presentation several months ago. Download this 15 page PDF – Synthetic Turf & Lead – Explained.pdf


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