Understanding Dye Lot in Synthetic Turf

Variations in color or texture between dye lots are highly possible in the manufacturing of synthetic turf. A dye lot is a record taken during the dyeing of yarn to identify yarn that received its coloration in the same vat at the same time. Yarn manufacturers assign each lot a unique identification number and stamp it on the label before shipping. When installing multiple sections of synthetic turf, all sections MUST BE OF THE SAME DYE LOT, or you will have non-matching color variations.

Prior to ordering multiple rolls for one installation, it is advantageous to let your supplier know that you will need every connecting roll that is ordered to be made with the same dye lot. Even though manufacturers come very close with every extrusion, it is merely impossible for separate runs to be an exact match.

This month, ASK JW will help you understand the importance of dye lots and how it can affect the appearance of your installation.

For more information contact J.W. askjw@sgwcorp.com or call 888.846.3598

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