The economy – or lack thereof – of aerosol field paints

Today’s field paint market offers a wide range of products to choose from. As users, we typically make our choices based on cost, ease of preparation and ease of use. After that initial purchase, human nature kicks in and our buying decision becomes habit. When the only tool in your possession is a hammer, every … Continued

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GETTING HELP WITH FIELD CARE – PROS AND CONS OF OUTSOURCING

As a field manager, maintenance manager, or anyone responsible for the safety, performance, and appearance of a grass or synthetic turf field, you take pride in your work. You work all year, through changing conditions and hundreds of events, to keep your field shining and healthy. TempLine knows that, and that’s why we work hard … Continued

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A RECORD-BREAKING STMA CONFERENCE

This past January, Eco Chemical™ attended a monumental STMA Conference in San Diego. An all-time high of 175 exhibitors sold out the entire trade show floor for more than 1,200 attendees from 48 states. The event was recognized across the board as outstanding, and everyone is excited about what it means for the sports turf … Continued

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SOMETIMES GREEN IS THE ONLY COLOR YOU NEED

As the southwestern US struggles through a fourth straight year of severe drought, the idea of painting dry and browned out grass is no longer a laughing matter. In fact, it’s becoming serious business. Even in the Pacific Northwest, the relentless heat of this year’s summer has forced many golf courses, sports fields, commercial properties, … Continued

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PAINT EXTRACTION IS ESSENTIAL FOR OPTIMUM FIELD PERFORMANCE

Field paint buildup on synthetic turf athletic fields can be damaging to the turf and potentially dangerous for players. It is becoming a common problem for field managers, especially on fields with heavy event schedules requiring frequent field marking changes. The resulting frequent cycles of painting, removal, and repainting can lead to an accumulation of … Continued

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SUPER BOWL 50 IS COMING: MARK THE OCCASION WITH TEMPLINE™

With the Super Bowl 50th Anniversary coming up this year, the NFL has already set the wheels in motion for the celebration. Eco Chemical™ is proud to announce that the NFL has approved Eco TempLine™ Celebration colors for field markings specified to honor the Super Bowl’s golden birthday. Every NFL team will have their field … Continued

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EXTENDING THE LIFE OF YOUR SYNTHETIC FIELD

Given the wide selection of turf brands, filament varieties, choice of infills, installation practices, and a bevy of other variables, it’s safe to say that no two synthetic turf fields are exactly alike. Yet, field managers across the country have one challenge in common – getting the most play time from their field, while delivering … Continued

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HOW TEMPLINE IS DRIVING THE ADVANCEMENT OF FIELD PAINT

In recent years, we have seen a growing trend toward increased multi-event field usage, fueled by the increased use of synthetic turf paints, removers, and related equipment. A great deal of the near term innovation within the sports turf and turf marking industry will likely be driven by the demand for field marking flexibility. The … Continued

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QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE PAINTING TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR SYNTHETIC FIELD

Athletic field management professionals who are responsible for painting and paint removal on synthetic turf fields know the risks that come with that responsibility. Painting a synthetic field can become a perplexing challenge when it includes the expectation that the paint is to be removed in the near future and the field repainted for a … Continued

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THE TEMPLINE SYSTEM: A NEW SOLUTION TO AN OLD PROBLEM

In 2002, Eco Chemical employee Jeff Fisher noticed a problem — a problem that was growing worse, and one that up until then, no one had shown any interest in solving. The problem? Dangerous and damaging paint buildup on synthetic turf athletic fields. President Mark Cheirrett, was repeatedly witnessing the full scope of damage being … Continued

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