SYNLawn Scores with Users of Artificial Turf
Something new is sprouting in the world of artificial turf — soybeans.
SYNLawn Indiana and the Indiana Soybean Alliance, with support from the United Soybean Board, are spreading SYNLawn artificial grass from high-rises to playgrounds. And now, it’s showing up underfoot during the Indianapolis Colts’ 2021 season pregame as well as the team’s traveling educational exercise program.
SYNLawn soy-backed grass has found ground on 82 million square feet, from rooftops and road medians to rocket-launch sites. Since 2008, SYNLawn installations number more than 200,000 across the U.S. and 19 other countries.
This lifelike synthetic turf product contains polymers produced from U.S.-grown soybeans. It is a realistic alternative to grass that looks and feels like the real thing. The innovative design also contains 100% recyclable content and renewable materials, which helps customers conserve resources and reduce their carbon footprint. These renewable materials, including recycled water bottles and soybean pods, are processed and refined into raw pellets, which are converted into long spools of texturized yarn and stitched onto two different layers of backing coat to form the synthetic turf. Its versatile design allows it to be used for a variety of purposes, such as landscaping, pet areas, play areas, rooftops and patio decks.
“SYNLawn is a leader in the use of U.S. soybean oil to offer both performance and sustainability,” said USB Director and Immediate Past Chair Jim Carroll III, an Arkansas soybean farmer. “Through investments from soybean farmers, USB has collaborated with SYNLawn to introduce the benefits of U.S. soy to their customers in diverse locations ranging from New York City to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida.”
Not only does SYNLawn increase demand for U.S.-grown soybeans, but the company is also seeing growth because of its use of soybean oil.
“SYNLawn is pleased to announce that our success with U.S. soybean oil will grow in 2021,” said SYNLawn Executive Vice President George Neagle. “Thanks to strong domestic and international demand for our grass, we are experiencing double-digit market growth,” added Neagle. “We see a bright future for our use of soybean oil and look forward to further collaboration with U.S. farmers on the United Soybean Board.”
The collaboration continues as SYNLawn Indiana, the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the United Soybean Board kick off their new partnership with the Indianapolis Colts. SYNLawn will be used as part of the Colts’ pregame activities. Additionally, children and adults can enjoy the Colts’ popular “Touchdown Town,” where they have the opportunity to learn about soy and dash 40 yards across SYNLawn turf.
Learn more about industrial uses of U.S. soy here.