STC Advances Industry Education With A Look At Today’s Turf

First comprehensive, annotated guide covers the uses and benefits of synthetic turf

Synthetic Turf 360º, A Guide for Today’s Synthetic Turf showcases the numerous uses and benefits of synthetic turf and contains information on the positive environmental impact of recycling tires.

Produced by the Atlanta, GA-based Synthetic Turf Council (STC), Synthetic Turf 360º features information about athletic fields and the growing landscape and recreation category, which includes parks, playgrounds, homes, businesses, golf courses and more. Available for download without charge, the education piece is the first comprehensive, annotated tool of its kind in the industry.

“We created this piece in response to requests from consumers, members, athletic directors, municipal officials and others,” Rick Doyle, President of the Synthetic Turf Council said. “After much research, editing, and time, Synthetic Turf 360º presents the latest thinking about today’s synthetic turf in an attractive format.”

Education is an important focus for the STC. Its website contains research, studies and position papers from federal agencies, governing bodies and independent sources worldwide. In addition to Synthetic Turf 360º, other resources include Reaching the Finish Line, which helps athletic directors interested in synthetic turf raise funds and build support, and technical papers including Suggested Guidelines for the Essential Elements of Synthetic Turf Systems and Suggested Guidelines for the Maintenance of Infilled Synthetic Turf Surfaces.

This copyrighted STC document, Synthetic Turf 360º is free for use and sharing as long as it’s not altered in any way. To access the piece, visit

© Scrap Tire News, August 2011