Solutions For Acrylic Resin Sports Surfaces
Sport is becoming increasingly characterised by the relationship between the actual performance of athletes and the structures in which athletes perform. The quality of a pitch or court is fundamental in defining the excellence of such structures. Therefore Mapei, backed by its wealth of experience, dedicates the utmost attention to sport. The proposals, which make up the most complete and articulated range available in the sports sector are proof of this commitment: a reference for all those architects, designers and engineers who, in one form or another, are involved with sports complexes, playing fields, gymnasiums and race or athletics tracks. Mapei has a host of cutting-edge solutions available for everyone to help create resin, acrylic and polyurethane courts and pitches. Surfaces with perfect performance characteristics to help you perform in perfect safety.
Mapei has been successful in supplying and application of Sports flooring products in India since 2018. Internationally, Mapei has been operating in the sports arenas sector since the XXI Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976, where a new athletics track was installed using innovative Mapei adhesives.
Since then, Mapei has been dedicating the maximum attention to the world of sport and proof of this commitment is the development of the most comprehensive and articulated range of technical solutions dedicated to the world of sport.
Fig. 1: (i) Existing Flooring (ii) PVC Mat Reinforced with Glass Fibres, (iii) Mapecoat TNS Finish, (iv) Mapecoat TNS Line
Mapecoat TNS System
Mapecoat TNS System is a coating and finishing system made from acrylic resin in water dispersion and selected fillers with high resistance to wear, UV rays and various weather conditions. It may be used to form flooring for indoor and outdoor sports and multi-purpose areas.
Sports surfaces made using Mapecoat TNS System are relatively elastic, offer excellent playing comfort and have excellent technical performance characteristics, such as the bounce of the ball, sudden changes in direction while running and a high degree of safety, and provides an excellent balance between stability and sliding for those who use such surfaces. Mapecoat TNS is available in 24 different colours. Mapecoat TNS is certified product by International Tennis Federation (ITF).
Use Mapecoat TNS System to make:
- Tennis courts
- Basketball courts
- Volleyball courts
- 5-a-side football pitches
- Handball courts
- Skating rinks
- Cycle tracks
- Recreation parks
- Urban features
Carparks in shopping centres to differentiate areas for pedestrian use from the areas for car parking.
Mapecoat TNS System is made up of:
Mapecoat TNS White Base Coat: semi-elastic acrylic resin filler paste in water dispersion with selected fillers for undercoating. It is used to prepare and even out the surface of substrates before applying coloured finishing coats of Mapecoat TNS Finish and Mapecoat TNS Urban.
Mapecoat TNS Grey Base Coat: elastic acrylic resin coating and filler paste in water dispersion with SBR granules and selected fillers, used to prepare and level the surface of substrates. Mapecoat TNS Grey Base Coat is also used as an elastic undercoat before applying coloured finishing coats of Mapecoat TNS Finish.
Mapecoat TNS Finish: elastic acrylic resin coating paste in water dispersion with selected inerts for finishing the surface of multi-discipline sports pitches. It is available in the 20 colours shown on the colour chart or according to individual samples upon request.
Mapecoat TNS Urban: acrylic resin-based coloured coating in water dispersion with selected fillers, for coating cycle tracks, footpaths and urban features. It is available in the 20 colours shown on the colour chart or according to individual samples upon request.
Mapecoat TNS Line: elastic acrylic resin paint in water dispersion with selected fillers for marking out sports pitches and play areas.
The following Mapecoat TNS System configurations are available:
Mapecoat TNS Professional: multi-layered acrylic resin system in water dispersion for professional indoor and outdoor tennis courts.
Mapecoat TNS Cushion: medium-elasticity multi-layered acrylic resin system in water dispersion for professional indoor and outdoor tennis courts.
Mapecoat TNS Comfort: high-elasticity multi-layered acrylic resin system in water dispersion used in combination with granular rubber matting for professional indoor and outdoor tennis courts.
Mapecoat TNS Multisport Professional: multi-layered acrylic resin system in water dispersion for indoor and outdoor multipurpose sports pitches.
Mapecoat TNS Multisport Comfort: high-elasticity multilayered acrylic resin system in water dispersion used in combination with granular rubber matting for indoor and outdoor multi-purpose sports courts.
Mapecoat TNS Urban: acrylic resin-based coating multilayered system in water dispersion for coating cycle tracks or urban features.
Other types of sports flooring available with Mapei are:
- Solutions for indoor resilient and wooden surfaces
- Solutions for outdoor rubber sports surfaces
- Solutions for artificial turf sports surfaces
- Solutions for outdoor rubber sports surfaces
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