ST. LOUIS, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Accella Polyurethane Systems is proud to be a participant in the development of the new Trojan Park Playground, located in Wellston, MO. The former vacant lot is undergoing a complete transformation into a state-of-the-art playground, using an all pour-in-place safety binder thanks to the efforts of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Great Rivers Greenway, and their contributors. Through the Parks Build Community initiative, the NRPA selects a location to restore a park in the host city of its annual conference. This year, the NRPA decided to take on a new challenge – creating a park from scratch for the first time. The NRPA's 2016 convention is being held in St. Louis, and the suburb of Wellston was chosen as a prime location to create a revitalized gathering place for youth, families, and adults.
Accella, a St. Louis-based company and the North American leader in athletic and playground surface materials, saw this as the perfect opportunity to donate its Tru-Motion™ product, which forms a safe playground surface using its polyurethane binder and EPDM rubber.
"Accella provided the matched system of binder and rubber products to maximize the performance and safety of the playground surface. When we heard the NRPA was developing a park in our own city, we jumped at the chance to donate our materials. We wanted to do our part to help develop a vibrant space that creates a greater sense of community in the area," said Al Restaino, Vice President of Marketing at Accella.
Accella's Tru-Motion products provide an eco-friendly, highly durable, visually appealing ground surface that covers the entire span of the playground's flooring. Most importantly, they create am aesthetically appealing, long-lasting "Safer Surface" for the children who are using the state-of-the-art playground equipment.
Accella chemists were on-site daily to oversee the installation of the base and top coats, which hold the rubberized safety surface together using state-of-the-art technology designed to hold up to the most demanding environmental conditions and usage. In a short time, installers were able to cover the 1 acre-sized park with the rubberized material. All parties involved with the construction of Trojan Park are eagerly awaiting its unveiling and opening celebration on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 10 a.m.
Accella shapes ideas that enhance our lives through improved comfort, safety, sustainability and performance. Accella is a leading manufacturer of custom formulated polyurethane systems, and recycled rubber products formed from the strategic combination of Dash Multi-Corp, MarChem, Arnco, Pathway Polymers, Ultimate Systems, RB Rubber, IPS Polymer Systems, Zeus, Premium Spray Products, Coating & Foam Solutions, Burtin Polymer Labs and Quadrant Spray Foam. The polyurethane business is focused on foams, coatings, adhesives, tire fill, sealants and elastomers. The recycled rubber products business manufactures recycled tire crumb, custom colored EPDM granules, custom and rolled matting, equine matting, athletic flooring, playground surfacing and various custom molded products. The company manufactures in eight production facilities across the United States, one in Europe and one in China. To learn more about Accella Performance Materials and Accella Polyurethane Systems go to www.accellacorp.com.
For more information on the Trojan Park project, please visit www.nrpa.org/Parks-Build-Community/Trojan-Park-Revitalization.
For more information on Accella and its Tru-Motion products, please visit http://accellapolyurethane.com/trumotion/
Vice President of Marketing
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