Beynon Sports Products Achieve Greenguard Gold Certification
HUNT VALLEY, MD (August 14, 2013) – Beynon Sports’ continued effort to lead the industry in sustainable products has taken a major step forward with the recent GREENGUARD GOLD certification. GREENGUARD, a UL Environment company, reviews, tests and certifies environmentally-friendly building materials under their strict GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD GOLD accreditation programs.
“The GREENGUARD GOLD certifications are a testament to Beynon’s commitment to providing not only the highest performing indoor athletic surfaces,” commented Beynon COO Drew Beynon, “but also the most eco-conscious sports flooring products in the market today.”
“These certifications help to show what Beynon Sports is all about” said Beynon Vice President of Research and Development Mike Gasparovic. “Not only developing the most advanced athletic flooring, but also the safest surfaces for both the athlete and the environment.”
Beynon Sports Surfaces’ PolyTurf®, PolyTurf Plus®, PolyTurf Pad & Pour®, and BSS 1000® have passed the rigorous testing processes and received GREENGUARD GOLD certification, the highest rating available through GREENGUARD. The testing confirmed that the products were free from over 10,000 potentially hazardous chemicals and had no VOC emission levels. Institutions installing these athletic surfacing systems will help keep the levels of harmful pollutants down in their facilities while providing their student athletes with the resilient sports floor they have come to expect from Beynon Sports.
GREENGUARD Certification is part of UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories). GREENGUARD Certification helps manufacturers create--and help buyers identify--interior products and materials that have low chemical emissions, improving the quality of the air in which the products are used. UL Environment acquired GREENGUARD in 2011, further advancing its mission of promoting global sustainability, environmental health, and safety.
About Beynon Sports
Beynon Sports Surfaces was founded by John T. Beynon with the vision of creating the highest performing synthetic surfaces designed for speed and competition, as well as daily training. Beynon’s premier track and field surfaces are found in the world’s most renowned athletic facilities, carrying some of the greatest champions to record-breaking times. In the spring of 2008, Beynon Sports Surfaces joined the Tarkett Sports family, combining the most recognized and prestigious name in the artificial turf market in FieldTurf with the celebrated Beynon Sports Surfaces’ branded track and field, fieldhouse, and gymnasium surfacing systems. The result is a global firm with unmatched financial strength and a dedication to innovation, customer service, and excellence. Through this partnership, clients receive unprecedented service, quality, and support as well as the financial backing to stand behind the products manufactured and installed.
Beynon Sports is part of Tarkett Sports, a Division of the Tarkett Group. Tarkett Sports is the largest entity in the sports and landscape surfacing industries. Included within the Tarkett Sports portfolio is the world-renowned FieldTurf brand of artificial turf along with an impressive range of performance sports flooring products. This product range includes: synthetic and hardwood basketball; volleyball and gymnasium flooring; squash and racquetball courts; floor protection and covering systems; weight room flooring; and high performance indoor and outdoor running tracks. All Tarkett Sports surfaces are developed, produced and installed with a concentration on sustainability and a commitment to protecting the environment, providing additional LEED contribution opportunities for customers. The company calls this focus on sustainability and the environment 'Environmental Intelligence' and all company personnel strive to exemplify this philosophy in all aspects of the business.
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