Shaw Sports Turf Launches New Bolt™ Fiber

New Cutting-Edge Fiber Design Exceeds Industry Standard for Wear

 

CALHOUN, Ga. (Oct. 30, 2012) – Shaw Sports Turf, a division of Shaw Industries, a Berkshire Hathaway company and one of the leading synthetic turf companies in North America, announced today the launch of Bolt, its newest fiber innovation which is highlighted by a new cutting-edge shape designed for increased performance and durability.

 

Engineered for a multi-purpose sports surface, Bolt features a patent-pending, lightning bolt-shaped fiber, creating a stronger vertical axis that causes the fibers to stand upright for greater resiliency and increased durability. In fact, Bolt exceeds the most stringent industry standard for simulated wear twice over.  The unique cross-section features curved angles reflecting light for lower luster and a more natural looking field.

 

The new Bolt fiber will be offered as part of the PowerBlade® family of monofilament turf systems.

With a stronger, more resilient fiber, PowerBlade Bolt is the premium turf system in the industry.

 

“We are dedicated to innovation at Shaw Sports Turf with the industry’s largest and most advanced sports science laboratory for product development and testing,” said Dr. Phil Stricklen, Co-developer and Director of R&D for Shaw Turf.  “After reviewing and testing current market and prototype fiber cross-sections, we feel Bolt provides the most unique and meaningful performance qualities available.”

 

The Shaw Turf 13,000-square foot Sports Science Laboratory includes cutting-edge testing equipment and a full-time staff creating and testing engineered synthetic turf solutions for multiple applications and markets.  Products are designed and tested around athlete/surface and ball/surface interactions to ensure the right combination of safety, durability and performance.  In addition to lab space, Shaw Sports Turf also features over 18,000 square feet of on-site, outdoor field testing plots so products are not only subjected to simulated testing but real-world exposure.

 

About Shaw Sports Turf

A wholly-owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Shaw Industries is a full flooring provider to the residential and commercial markets. Shaw supplies carpet, rugs, hardwood, laminate, resilient, and tile/ stone flooring products, as well as synthetic turf.  Shaw Sports Turf is one of the leading synthetic turf companies in North America and has represented quality and innovation for more than two decades with over 1,000 successful installations, including an impressive list of high-profile field installations. For more information please visit www.shawsportsturf.com, call 866-703-4004 or find us on Facebook.