Southwest Greens of Illinois, along with parent company Shaw Industries, announces the launch of a patented HydroChill™ pre-coated filling. The new pre-coated product adds to the success of HydroChill™ Home, an advanced cooling system launched in October 2013. Designed to resist the heat on artificial turf and landscape surfaces, HydroChill is the first heat reduction innovation of its kind and one of the only solutions in the business to produce considerable and sustained temperature differences.
Although results will depend on geographic location and local conditions such as cloud cover, humidity and wind fluctuations, HydroChill Home has achieved 30°F to 50°F lower surface temperatures compared to a standard artificial turf surface when measured by an infrared thermometer. The technology is applied to a synthetic lawn and, when sprayed with water, pulls heat from the turf system leaving a cooler, more comfortable surface. The cooling effect of HydroChill Home after rainy weather or watering can keep working for days depending on local conditions and is most significant when surface temperatures are hottest. HydroChill is most effective when the sun is closest to the earth’s surface producing temperature differences of 50 degrees in real world, third party validated outdoor tests.
The new HydroChill mixture is a natural succession of our cooling technology innovation. It demonstrates our commitment to continue to forward our products to meet and exceed customer needs. Recent HydroChill projects have been implemented both at the Waldorf-Astoria and a Property Brothers HGTV section aired in 2014.