SmartTurf® Launches Antimicrobial Athletic Turf Treated With Microban®

Sep 04, 2020

SmartTurf has expanded their artificial turf products treated with Microban technology into a new product line of athletic turf for enhanced cleanliness.

UNITED STATES (September 4, 2020) - SmartTurf®, a Division of Catalina Home and valued Microban International partner since 2012 has recently expanded their Microban treated product range of artificial turf. The new range of athletic turf products provides new and enhanced solutions to health and sports clubs along with athletic arenas looking for answers to heightened concerns around cleanliness and enhanced safety measures in sports and athletic facilities. Smart Turf Athletic Turf turf is made with a proprietary high performance polyethylene which offers superb resiliency while remaining soft to the touch. The Microban antimicrobial technology is manufactured into the turf blades to offer permanent built-in protection from the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew on the athletic turf.

In the wake of numerous incidents of concern around athletic facility cleanliness levels, the product development initiatives for the new line of antimicrobial athletic turf products by Smart Turf were driven by the desire to help health and sports club owners feature a competitive advantage to share with members. With more than 40,000 health and fitness centers in the United States, the additional of new products and protocols to keep public exercise spaces cleaner will help in the effort to boost public confidence in returning to these facilities to resume physical activities.

"With several applied and topical antimicrobial treatment options available on the market, Smart Turf identified there was a lack of a built-in antimicrobial athletic artificial turf. The built-in antimicrobial technology is key in that it never washes off, works 24/7, and is active for the life of the athletic turf."

- Duane Jensen, President of Catalina Home
Why Athletic Turf Smart Turf Microban

Smart Turf products are proudly manufactured in the USA at the state-of-the-art factory located in Chatsworth, GA. Using only the highest quality raw material to make products Smart Turf products utilize sustainable manufacturing practices. The end result is a high-quality product that offers unmatched performance. With strategically located distribution centers throughout the USA, Smart Turf provides nationwide support for all artificial turf projects.


Learn more about the variety of artificial turf installations available by Smart Turf. View the full turf gallery here.

Learn More About SmartTurf® Antimicrobial Turf Products

Key Contact Information

SmartTurf® – Media Relations
Amy Nguyen
Tel: 800-421-6723 ext. 312


Microban International – Media Relations
Emily Best
Tel: 704-766-1061

About SmartTurf®

Smart Turf artificial grass products are proudly made in the USA in our state-of-the-art Chatsworth, Georgia factory. We continue to support the US economy and future generations with jobs and economic growth and stand by our product with an industry leading 15-year manufacturer backed warranty. Smart Turf products include pet turf, playground turf, putting turf, athletic turf, and general landscaping turf. An industry leader, Smart Turf products have proudly been used and installed in many backyards, playgrounds, municipal parks, and commercial and hotel projects.

About Microban®

Part of Barr Brands International (BBI), Microban® is a global specialist in antimicrobial technologies and odor control solutions. Its proactive systems keep products cleaner, fresher and more durable by preventing microbial problems before they start. Microban® combines science with creative solutions to enhance high quality textile, consumer, industrial and medical products around the world. Today, the Microban® brand and technologies are featured on thousands of products in more than 30 countries.

Microban® technology is not designed to protect users or others from disease-causing microorganisms or viruses, and is not a substitute for normal cleaning practices. Microban® is a registered trademark of Microban Products Company.