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California Sen Maldonado Synthetic Turf Bill Passes Senate

Our legislative contributor sent this notice along: ——————————— 05/12/2008 In SENATE. Read third time. Passed SENATE. Moves To ASSEMBLY. [end] ———————————– Notes: CALIFORNIA State Sen Abel Maldonado’s (R) amendment to SB1277 has passed the Senate and is now moving to the Assembly – it has…


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Why “Lead” in Today’s Artificial Turf Yarns Can’t Harm You – Video of NYC Press Conference 5-05-08

Astroturf and General Sports Venue (GSV), their exclusive distributor here in the US, hosted the media at a press conference last week, May 5th, 2008, where they presented several industry experts and noted scientists who provided a detailed overview of the events leading up to…


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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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