SOURCE: AstroTurf, LLC.

November 22, 2005 10:00 ET

AstroTurf Incorporates AlphaSan Antimicrobial Into New Generation of Synthetic Turf

DALTON, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 22, 2005 -- A highly effective antimicrobial agent found in fabrics, bathroom fixtures and the linings inside ice machines has found a new application in synthetic turf. AstroTurf, long associated with innovation in synthetic turf sports surfaces, has added the protection of AlphaSan® to their entire line of indoor and outdoor turf products.

Developed by Milliken Chemical, AlphaSan is a ceramic ion-exchange resin with silver. Added during the manufacturing process, AlphaSan becomes a permanent component of the fiber itself.

Bacteria, fungi, and algae find their way into synthetic turf through contact with human skin, food, and moisture, among other things. These microorganisms reproduce and often result in odor, discoloration, and fiber degradation. Testing shows AlphaSan consistently eliminates approximately 99% of these contaminants from synthetic turf.

"AstroTurf is the first and only manufacturer to offer antimicrobial turf products," says AstroTurf president Bryan Peeples. "With AlphaSan, we're seeking to protect not only the products we produce, but the people who use them and the environment as well."

For over forty years, AstroTurf has been at the forefront of technology and design in synthetic turf for indoor and outdoor sports surfaces and landscaping applications. The focus of the new generation of AstroTurf is not about protecting innovation, but more importantly, innovating protection. AstroTurf, LLC is headquartered in Dalton, Georgia. For more information about AstroTurf or AlphaSan products, call 800.723.8873 or visit our website at

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