2022 Buyers Guide

Sponsored by:

Synthetic Surfaces Inc.

Synthetic Surfaces Inc.
P.O. Box 241   (07076-0241)
Scotch Plains, NJ  


Mike Glassett

Synthetic Surfaces Inc. (SSI) has been a world leader in supplying one-part, solvent-based, high "green strength", moisture-cured urethane NORDOT® Adhesives to the synthetic turf and recreational surfaces industries since 1973. The founder and owner is Norris Legue, who is the chemist that developed the first one-part urethane adhesive used to successfully glue down a synthetic turf football field.

Back then, the turf industry was new and adhesives for installing turf fields in variable weather outdoors were almost non-existent. To make a superior outdoor adhesive, many critical factors needed to be considered, such as: extreme cold to hot temperatures; surface heating and cooling; humidity; unexpected heavy rain; wind; etc.

SSI concluded from its research and many installation visits that, by far, the best adhesives for outdoor turf must have high "green strength" (grab), and be solvent based. Oppositely, water-based, solvent-free and hot melt adhesives would have severe limitations when used outdoors.

Understanding that there is no "one size fits all", SSI designed several one-part, moisture-cured urethane adhesives with different handling properties which makes different types of installations easier. All have the same properties after cure.

With his extensive adhesive knowledge and experience in the synthetic turf industry, Norris has been dubbed the "Guru of Glue®" by his peers. Also, Synthetic Surfaces Inc. is recognized worldwide as the gold standard by which all other turf adhesives are measured.

  • NORDOT® Adhesive #34S-3(Plus) is a one-part, solvent-based curing urethane for installing synthetic turf for field hockey, football, soccer, baseball, playground surfaces and more. It airless sprays like a "spider web" so porous surfaces remain porous, and is also noted for its high "green strength", superior water-resistance and outstanding long-term external durability.

Categories Listed In:

Aquatic Facility Components

Building & Facility Components
Facility Materials
– – Adhesives

Sports Surfaces
Flooring Maintenance Equipment
– – Adhesives
– – Synthetic Turf Adhesives

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