Mondo to Provide New Outdoor Track and Artificial Turf Field for Poly Prep Country Day School

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES

BROOKLYN, N.Y., May 17, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Mondo America, Inc. has been awarded a contract by Poly Prep Country Day School in Brooklyn, N.Y., to supply and install its Super X Performance track for the school's new 400 meter outdoor track, and its Mondoturf Monofilament with Ecofill for a new artificial turf field.

Globally recognized as the fastest, most durable and environmentally safe track available, Mondo's Super X track has been used in the past eight Olympic Games and has been chosen as the official surface of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Developed to maintain its initial physical properties over its life, Super X provides consistent performance like no other track system available today. The vulcanized natural rubber surface provides maximum elasticity and unparalleled durability, and its embossed, textured finish makes it extremely easy to maintain with no resurfacing required. This high-performance track is renowned for its shock absorption and optimal energy return, and an ideal blend of speed and comfort minimizes the occurrence of injuries and allows athletes to achieve their best times. More than 220 world records and countless national and personal best records have been set on Mondo Super X tracks.

Installed in more than 300 facilities worldwide, Mondoturf with Ecofill is a new artificial turf designed through extensive biomechanical research to reproduce all of the properties of natural grass without the problems associated with artificial fields made of reground tires. Ecofill, Mondoturf's infill, is a factory-manufactured patented polyolefin-based granule that delivers the appropriate amount of shock absorption and energy return for optimal, natural-field-like athletic performance. It retains less heat than traditional black rubber granules, so it reduces the potential for athletic fatigue and dehydration and the need to water down fields prior to use. It's virtually odor free, even in hot, humid environments, and it's environmentally safe -- Ecofill is a thermoplastic compound, so unlike traditional infill granules, it is completely recyclable, which is an industry first.

Super X tracks and Mondoturf systems are manufactured in North America.

"With the amount of use their fields receive, and with the hot summer temperatures in New York City, this prestigious college preparatory school wanted a synthetic field that wouldn't get hot like reground-tire fields and acted like natural grass," said Federico Stroppiana, president of Mondo North and South America. "Mondoturf with Ecofill meets both of those requirements. It doesn't absorb heat like other infill systems, and like a natural field, it allows players to pivot and slide and reduces the risk of injuries associated with falls."

About Mondo

Mondo is the global leader in the sports flooring market, manufacturing floor surfaces for virtually every sport. More than 1,000 of the company's tracks are installed internationally. The company also is the world's largest producer of sports and toy balls with an average daily production of 450,000. In addition, it makes commercial flooring, and under its Mondomarine division, makes luxury yachts.

The official supplier of the athletic track and basketball and handball courts of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Mondo also is the official supplier or official sponsor of more than 100 sports federations and associations, including FIBA, IAAF, Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, NIRSA, U.S. Track Coaches Association and YMCA.

Mondo invests heavily in research and development to ensure its products meet the highest quality standards in the industry, deliver optimal athletic performance, are durable, require minimal maintenance and are environmentally safe.

A family-owned business since its founding in 1948, Mondo's global headquarters are in Italy. The company has manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe and sells its products in more than 134 countries. More information about Mondo USA is available at

Mondo and Ecofill are registered trademarks of Mondo.


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