0 Dow Teams Up With Lano Sports to Produce Polyurethane Backed Artificial Turf

The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") has teamed up with Lano Sports to produce a new generation of high-performance artificial turf systems made with polyurethane backing. By working with Dow's polyurethane flooring business, Lano Sports is able to offer the artificial turf market a distinctive, improved product. A leading force in the development of innovative turf solutions, Dow develops polyurethane backing technology that is designed to create a high-quality playing field. Backing systems made with Dow polyurethane technology help artificial turf stand up to tough conditions, while supporting athletes in play.

DOW™ ENFORCER™ Sport polyurethane backing system delivers excellent tuft bind and dimensional stability, even when the playing field is continually wet. It effectively locks the fibres in place to the backing, allowing for improved durability and longer life. Plus it minimizes the possibility of distortion and shrinkage. The outcome is a uniform and predictable playing surface that will help retain its appearance for years to come."We are thrilled to be working with Lano Sports to produce a high-quality polyurethane backing system for artificial turf," said Peter Mackey, Dow European business development manager for PU Flooring. "This partnership allows us to effectively reach the European artificial turf market."

Dow Teams Up With Lano Sports to Produce Polyurethane Backed Artificial Turf

Dow's Artificial Turf Solutions offer a broad range of complementary raw materials for artificial turf components. Yarn, infill, backing and shock absorption components are individually tailored to the needs of each system by combining the expertise of Dow's specialist business units, Base Plastics, Specialty Plastics & Elastomers, PU Systems and Latex. More information about Dow's Artificial Turf Solutions can be found at www.dowartificialturf.com.

Dow is a diversified chemical company that harnesses the power of innovation, science and technology to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company offers a broad range of products and services to customers in more than 175 countries, helping them to provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. Built on a commitment to its principles of sustainability, Dow has annual sales of $49 billion and employs 43,000 people worldwide.

More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.

About Lano Carpets

Located in Harelbeke, Belgium, Lano Carpets is a European vertically integrated quality producer of floor covering for the residential and contract market. Under the Lano Sports name, the company also produces artificial turf for use with a variety of sports fields including football, rugby, hockey and tennis, as well as landscaping needs. With a turnover of 100 million €, within the chosen market sector of better carpets, Lano Carpets plays a major part in the production and marketing of textile floor covering. The company, which employs 500 people, exports its flooring products to more than 70 countries worldwide. For more information on Lano Sports, go to www.lanosports.com.

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