Shaw Sports Turf Sports Lab
Innovation in business means changing to bring new value to customers. Shaw Sports Turf believes change and innovation are always necessary to create the products that mimic natural grass and provide the best performance characteristics.
Shaw Sports Turf leads the synthetic turf industry in research and development and bringing innovation to the market.
With testing protocols and procedures that exceed those of even the most stringent independent labs, the Research and Development Center at Shaw Sports Turf is at the forefront of advancement.
The 75,000 square-foot laboratory is the largest and most expansive in the industry. The facility houses a “pilot” experimental manufacturing plant with narrow-width versions of the machines used in our manufacturing facilities. These machines give our R&D team the ability to run initial trials like no other turf company can.
The R&D team also has access to a large turf performance lab featuring all the necessary equipment to test gmax, ball roll, ball bounce, rotational resistance, vertical deformation, force reduction, tensile strength, wear, abrasion, UV, weather effects and temperature effects.
In addition to research at our own facility, Shaw Sports Turf has participated in studies with major universities to learn more about athlete-surface and ball-surface interaction. Shaw has also developed the patent pending Playability Assessment Tool, this revolutionary way of looking at field playability and design comes as a result of years of field testing and benchmarking artificial turf playability against that of high-end natural grass fields.
As a result of this commitment to research and development, Shaw Sports Turf’s products are considered the best the industry has to offer and gives customers peace-of-mind, knowing their athletic fields are state-of-the-art.
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