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NYTimes: Study Finds No Evidence of Risk in Synthetic Turf

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Lead in New PE and PP Yarn Fibers – No Different Than Lead Found in New Nylon Yarns

Dyes, Coatings, Pigments and Colorants come from all sorts of sources and have been used in our world for thousands of years. Vegetable juices, native ore (iron) and even exotic materials such as the remains of ground and pressed insects have been used, with varying…


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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 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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