2 January 2014

Strange birds on synthetic turf

Angry Birds is a hugely popular computer game and is the fourth most downloaded app. An extensive merchandizing campaign has sprung up around the bird characters, and the idea, developed in Finland, is also eminently suitable for other entertaining applications, such as an indoor activity park. Over 1.2 million tourists flock to Vuokatti each year.

The Angry Birds park in Vuokatti covers a playing area of 8,700 m2 and has wall-to-wall SafeGrass synthetic turf carpets. These, just like a number of shock pads in the outer area, were supplied and installed by Saltex, the only tufter in Scandinavia. Saltex has been a loyal partner of TenCate Grass for more than ten years now.

The TenCate TapeslideTM XT fibrillated synthetic turf fibre has undergone a special treatment for this application. Antistatic yarn is a new development within TenCate Grass. Thanks to this treatment, the small grians of infill don’t stick to the clothing of players and sports enthusiasts; the synthetic turf has a heat-reflecting capability and is fire-resistant; and the fibre delivers and even better performance.

All this ensures a better and safer playing experience, particularly for children. Saltex is the first party that has opted for this development, and the success of the introduction proves the wisdom of this choice: there are dozens of opportunities in Scandinavia in the pipeline, just for Angry Birds Kids Playgrounds like this one.

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