At NSCAA, Mondo to feature innovations that enhance the durability and playability of its artificial turf fields

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, UNITED STATES


KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mondo, a global leader in sports flooring, will feature four innovative products that enhance the durability and playability of its artificial turf fields at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Convention Jan. 11 to Jan. 15 at the Kansas City Convention Center (booth 1008) in Kansas City, Mo.

The official turf supplier of the NSCAA, Mondo will display a selection of products that are ideal for soccer: its Ecofill infill, 3NX fiber, Thermo-bonded backing and Fine Tuned Panel underlayment.

"Mondo has a longstanding dedication to manufacturing durable, high-performance sports surfaces that improve the game for soccer players and coaches," said Federico Stroppiana, vice president, strategic development, Mondo Group. "These products combine the ultimate in safety, performance and durability, letting soccer players perform their best in all weather conditions."

Ecofill Infill

Completely recyclable, Ecofill is a patented, environmentally friendly infill made from factory-manufactured polyolefin-based granules, not reground tires. Designed for soccer, Ecofill overcomes the problems of excessive energy return (which can lead to premature fatigue and lower back pain), excessive ball bounce, infill splash and granule migration (the loss of infill granules during rain)—which are associated with soccer fields with reground tire infill. Lead- and virtually odor-free, even in sweltering conditions, Ecofill retains up to 30 percent less heat than black rubber granules for reduced athletic fatigue and dehydration and field watering prior to use.

3NX Fiber

Mondo's groundbreaking 3NX fiber perfectly mimics the way natural grass responds with outstanding resilience and durability while offering superior player comfort. Ideal for soccer, the 3NX fiber lends itself to easy pivots and turns even in high-torque scenarios. Ball roll and bounce mimic roll and bounce on natural grass.

Thermo-bonded Backing

Proprietary technology in Thermo-bonded, Mondo's newest artificial turf backing, provides a dimensionally stable tufted turf without needing a polyurethane secondary backing. Instead, a dual primary backing holds the turf fibers more securely in place—40 percent better than the industry standard—so it can be handled as necessary with virtually no fiber loss. The non-stretchable backing prevents elongation or other stretching of the turf.

Fine Tuned Underlayment

Mondo's Fine Tuned underlayment is a prefabricated shock pad/drainage system made of recycled tire granules that are treated and encapsulated in polyurethane, preventing the possibility of contamination. The underlayment compacts less than traditional systems, so the field's play and performance characteristics remain consistent throughout the entire surface, ensuring optimal play and outstanding ball action while minimizing the risk of injuries to athletes, even if the infill migrates.

About Mondo

Mondo is the global leader in the sports and contract flooring markets, manufacturing flooring surfaces for virtually every application. More than 1,100 Mondo tracks and 800 Mondo artificial turf fields are installed worldwide. The official supplier of the athletic track for the past nine Olympic Games and the upcoming 2012 London Olympics, Mondo also is the official supplier or official sponsor of more than 100 sports federations and associations.

The company is the world's largest producer of sports and toy balls with an average daily production of 450,000 units and manufactures large luxury yachts under its Mondo Marine division.

A family-owned business since its founding in 1948, Mondo sells its products in more than 196 countries. The company's global headquarters are in Italy, and it has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe and Asia.

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Mondo and Ecofill are registered trademarks of Mondo.



        

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