Newstripe Launches Athletic Field Marking System Guided By GPS Technology / 01.14.20

PRESS RELEASE

(AURORA, CO) Newstripe Inc, a leading manufacturer of athletic field marking systems used by professional, college, and youth sport teams, announced today the launch of Newstripe LinerRiderTM GPS+. This innovative new system leverages GPS technology to improve the speed, accuracy, and efficiency of marking athletic fields for play and helps maintenance departments reduce their labor costs.

“We’ve watched GPS-assisted technologies revolutionize other industries and knew the time was right to take our field marking systems to the next level,” said Newstripe President Ralph Newman. “After months of joint development with Traqnology North America, we are pleased to offer a hands-free steering system that can stripe a regulation soccer field in less than 15 minutes with accuracy to a quarter inch.”

Newstripe LineRider GPS+ quickly mounts into the rear bed of most commercial-grade UTVs from leading manufacturers like John Deere, Kobata and Ranger, and can mark athletic fields at up to 9 miles per hour, 3x faster than other methods. The system is extremely durable, incorporates the latest advancements in airless spray technology, and is manufactured in the United States at Newstripe’s Aurora, Colorado factory.

“Working with the Newstripe team to bring GPS technology to the sports turf market has been a rewarding experience,” said Todd Ford, General Manager of Traqnology North America. “The feedback we’ve received from our pilot customers after they lined a field as a passive operator has been incredible.”

To learn more about the Newstripe LineRider GPS+ field marking system,  call 800-624-6706 or view Product Details Page.

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Ralph Newman, President, Newstripe Inc., ralphn@newstripe.com

Todd Ford, General Manager, Traqnology North America, todd@traqnologyna.com

GPS-Guided Field Stripers Are The Future In Field Markings / 12.10.20

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Youth athletics is a multi-billion dollar industry. In fact, it is estimated to be worth over $15 billion. There are a record number of child athletes participating in Little League baseball, Pop Warner football, youth league soccer, and other travel sports. 

Sports complexes are increasing in number to accommodate this rapid rise in kids’ sports. All of these fields need to be constantly re-striped and landscaped to stay looking clean and fresh.

If you own a sports complex or athletic field, when was the last time you thought about updating your field striping methods? Groundskeepers and facility operators need to have the most up-to-date field striping equipment to create strikingly sharp and precise lines on athletic fields. 

Current Challenges with Field Striping for Business Owners

The process of field striping and court marking can be a time consuming and tedious task. If you have an entire sports complex to re-stripe, it can quickly become an all-day task, especially if you have older field striping machines. 

Certain field striping machines can be difficult to handle. They may not accurately stripe warped courts or natural deviations on fields properly. This can create uneven and imprecise lines that do not look good and driving up your costs.

Another challenge of field striping is human error. With older, less accurate field striping machines, it can be difficult to maintain straight lines for an entire field, let alone a whole complex. 

Advanced Robotics

The introduction of GPS field stripers, undoubtedly has speeded up the process of marking out fields. But perhaps now, the need for an operator to walk behind or drive the marking machine is confined to the history book. 

For starters, it now takes 30 minutes instead of four hours to layout and paint a full size soccer field and restriping can be completed in fifteen minutes.

Because everything is computerized, via operator programming on a tablet to produce precisely-positioned lines, the software allows clients to make subtle but sometimes important changes to the positioning of certain lines — for instance, inserting training grids alongside running tracks. 

Because everything is computerized, via operator programming on a tablet to produce precisely-positioned lines, the software allows clients to make subtle but sometimes important changes to the positioning of certain lines — for instance, inserting training grids alongside running tracks. 

This means we can tweak the line marking to satisfy clients’ every need in terms of additional line marking, and that can only further improve customer satisfaction levels.”

How Can Precision Guided GPS Field Striping Help?

Precision guided GPS field striping does all the heavy lifting for you. It can help create an exact measurement for the field or court layout and reduce human error.

What are the Best Field Striping Products For You?

To ensure you have straight and precise stripes on your athletic fields and courts, you need high-quality field striping equipment.

At Newstripe, we offer a wide variety of paint stripers and four models of dry line chalkers. These are created to meet your exact athletic field and court marking needs. 

These field striping machines are designed to work on all the different types of athletic field and sport court materials. These materials include natural turf, synthetic turf, skinned infields, tennis courts, playgrounds, and more.  

Pavement and Floor Striping Materials and Application Methods / 11.11.20

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How do you know which is the best choice of Pavement and floor Striping materials?

Several variables involved in the job will determine the best choice of pavement marking material you should choose. Today, advanced technologies have made many great options available, from parking lot and highway line paints to thermoplastic pavement markings.

Solvent-based Paints

Many solvent-based paints are banned because of environmental concerns.

The main advantage of this type of paint is that it won’t freeze and can be used in colder weather, unlike water-based paints, which break down in colder temperatures. Oil-based paints are widely used due to their versatility and low cost. However, due to environmental concerns, many people are choosing water-based paints, which offer a greener option with easier clean-up and disposal.

Acetone-Based Paint

Acetone paint is a good product for parking lots and parking garages, as long as it is accepted by the customer and can be used within the jurisdiction where the work is being done. Acetone paint also allows painting to be performed at lower temperatures than water-based traffic paints.

This is an ideal product for striping in the early spring and late fall, as well as temporary striping during winter months. A drawback of this paint is that it can only be cleaned up with acetone solvent, which is a hazardous waste. It must be disposed of properly.

Epoxy Paints

Epoxy paints are two-part component paints used to create a superior product compared to traditional paint, and they work well in high-traffic areas due to their durability. Epoxy paint is longer-lasting than standard traffic marking paint. It offers impact and abrasion resistance. This makes it ideal to use on concrete, although concrete surfaces must be prepped prior to applying epoxy. The epoxy bonds tightly to these surfaces due to a chemical reaction that occurs when the two components are mixed.

There are multiple epoxy products. Highway epoxy paints require specific and specialized equipment for application. This is due to the way that the catalyst and the resin are combined at specific ratios to form the final epoxy coating.

Interior epoxy paints can be utilized for warehouses, industrial and commercial buildings. These products are also two-component products, which can be mixed in pails and applied with walk-behind painting equipment — though the equipment must be large enough to pump the heavy material. Many of these products are only for interior use. The interior products also require an extended cure time of 24 to 72 hours or more.

Because of their effectiveness, epoxy paints are more expensive than traditional paints. Epoxy is typically less sensitive to application factors than thermoplastic options. It also offers the highest level of wet night reflectivity. Epoxy is highly durable and can eliminate the need to restripe roadways on a yearly basis.

Water Based Paint

Because of their water base, these paints are less damaging to the ecosystem than solvent-based paints. They are the most affordable type of paint on the market and are also the greenest option. They dry quickly in warm weather conditions, but dry times can be affected by humidity. They also offer easy clean-up, too.

These are typically the most commonly used paints for line stripers.

While the advantages include easy use, easy clean-up and few fumes, the main disadvantage of water-based paints is that they tend to not perform well in cooler temperatures. Water-based traffic paint also is one of the least durable pavement marking products in weather conditions 50°F and below .

Pavement Marking Tapes

Pavement marking tapes are used for temporary and permanent pavement markings. On certain roadways, temporary striping is performed using removable tapes. These temporary tapes can be applied for construction projects and then removed when the project is completed. There are also temporary cover-up tapes, that can be used to cover existing lines during construction.

Permanent tapes are also used on roadways and intersections.

Thermoplastic Paint

As the name implies, this substance contains plastic, and it is another type of pavement marking material normally found on highways.

All thermoplastics are applied utilizing heat. They are applied using a specialized torch that heats both the thermoplastic and the asphalt and causes the thermoplastic material to bond with the asphalt. Extruded, ribbon and spray thermoplastic are applied with specialized trucks or equipment. This equipment melts the thermoplastic to approximately 400 degrees, and the material is applied in a liquid form. As the material cools, it maintains its shape or line size. Glass beads are added for reflectivity.

Once dry, it’s more durable than many other types of pavement markings and can withstand much more abuse and abrasion than other types of striping. This means it lasts longer than other products.

Factors to consider for application methods:

What is the durability of the road-marking material?

Consider the location where you will be applying the pavement markings. Does the pavement marking need to be extremely durable?

What are the weather conditions in your area? Do you experience a lot of rain? What are the typical conditions during the winter? Will the roads be covered in snow or ice? Areas with mild climates and little precipitation require fewer durable types of pavement markings. You may be able to use traditional paint, even in highly traveled areas.

Is reflectivity a concern? In low-light or adverse weather conditions, reflectivity is essential for road markings that affect safety. Reflective pavement markings reflect the light from car headlights to alert drivers and make the pavement markings visible for drivers. Traffic paint and signage must also adhere to legal standards for reflectivity. Municipalities and state agencies are required to develop and implement a management and assessment program that maintains reflectivity at or above the established minimum levels.

What is your budget for pavement markings? As with any product, pricing varies greatly among types of pavement markings. The materials and application method used affect the overall cost. Consider your project budget as you select pavement markings to use.

Selecting the Right Field Marking Machine for Your Athletic Fields / 10.12.20

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The art of lining fields, rinks, tracks and courts requires the proper materials and some knowledge of science.

Most dedicated groundskeepers, facilities operators and independent contractors strive to elevate athletic surface preparation to an art form. In fact, some of them may even call themselves artists-and rightfully so. Few things add more visual appeal to a sporting event than the vibrantly marked surface on which it is played.

But whether the canvas is acres of turf, a vast span of ice, miles of track or an entire field-house floor of hardwood, these artists need more than just any old paint on their pallet.

In selecting marking materials for best results on virtually any given sports surface, artistic flair will fade over time unless a little knowledge of science is added to the mix.

Newstripe’s athletic field marking equipment is the preferred solution for fields of any type, indoors or outdoors. From walk behind, light-duty field markers to heavy-duty riding equipment, Newstripe’s high-pressure airless technology results in lower paint consumption and professional, bright lines.
We have a wide selection of field markers for you to choose from. Whether you have a single soccer field, an entire baseball complex or even an airport to mark, we have the equipment and expertise to help you select the field marker that’s right for you.

Newstripe’s athletic field marking equipment is the preferred solution for fields of any type, indoors or outdoors. From walk behind, light-duty field markers to heavy-duty riding equipment, Newstripe’s high-pressure airless technology results in lower paint consumption and professional, bright lines.
Most competitive low-pressure field markers flood the grass and soil with paint. Newstripe’s high-pressure pumps and precision spray tips provide higher quality lines, arcs and circles by applying a fine spray pattern which coats both sides of the grass blade, not the soil.

This results in brighter lines, finishing fields 4x faster and using up to 50% less paint. Newstripe’s high-pressure, airless grass stripers are powered by quality gasoline engines to tackle any field marking application – from small sport clubs to the biggest professional teams.

From a single little league baseball field to a large multiple sport field facility, school or park district, Newstripe has the right field striping machine for you.
Check out Newstripes line of airless field stripers, including the economical 4250™, the professional 4400™ model and the labor saving 4600™ SP Self-Propelled. Plus, the incredible NewRider™ 1700 and NewRider™ 5000 models are the only airless riding field stripers available.

Newstripe’s large product selection of field marking machines includes every possible item that you might need including Field Marking Paint and Sports Field Paint, Athletic Field Stencils and Athletic Field Marking Machines and we offer products and solutions for nearly every sport including Football Field Layout, Soccer Field Marking, Baseball Field Layout, Tennis Court Marking.

Consider Newstripe as your one stop resource for all of your Athletic Field Marking equipment and supplies. Our large inventory of products allows you to rest assured that we only offer the highest quality Field Marking Equipment and supplies.

If you’re looking to mark your lines with supreme precision, accuracy and quality then Newstripe’s the perfect addition to your ground equipment artillery.

Selecting an Aerosol Can Disposal System / 08.31.20

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A wide variety of major industries utilize aerosol cans, spanning industrial manufacturing, municipalities and vocational education, among others. What happens to an aerosol can after it has reached its useful life?

Proper disposal guidelines dictate that pressurized aerosol cans are typically sealed in a drum to be processed as hazardous waste at a landfill or facility. The cans are considered to be hazardous because they contain a liquid hazardous waste or are still pressurized, which may cause them to potentially explode at the landfills. Companies that do not dispose of aerosol cans properly risk paying hefty fines.

Properly disposing of the cans, however, will save landfill space and reduce hazardous waste. Additionally, the processed cans may be sold as recyclable steel.

Selecting the correct Aerosol disposal system allows persons to stay clean and mess free while remaining fully compliant with OSHA and EPA standards.

Newstripe’s AeroVent Aerosol Disposal System helps you safely recycle your aerosol cans for recycling and assists environmentally-sensitive companies legally dispose of spent aerosol cans.

All our systems are easy-to-use. Mount the puncturing device onto any standard 30- or 55-gallon drum. Insert a can upside down and clamp into position. Activating the device penetrates the can with an angled pin. Remaining liquid contents pour out into the drum, along with the propellant and drains any remaining product along with the propellant into the sealed drum. A carbon filter absorbs any vapors and odors from the drum. Once full, dispose of it as hazardous liquid waste according to appropriate regulations.

The AeroVent Aerosol Can Disposal System is safe and the enclosed chamber protects the operator when puncturing and draining.

The system is easy to use along with being versatile and is EPA, RCRA, OSHA compliant.

By using an Aerosol Can Disposal System companies minimize the high expense of hazardous waste disposal utilizing the legal, easy way to turn empty aerosol cans into recyclable steel.

Aerosol Can Disposal issues

As noted earlier, leftover materials in partially filled cans may qualify as hazardous waste. If a can is found to be inoperative or malfunctioning, returning it to the supplier will prevent the user from having to treat it as hazardous waste.

Cans that are punctured and drained are not considered to be hazardous waste and may be recyclable. Companies that use a significant number of aerosol cans may wish to consider aerosol-puncturing equipment, which allows the contents of cans to be safely removed and prepared for disposal.

Aerosol cans are normally manufactured from thin sheets of steel. The products they hold are highly pressurized with a number of types of hydrocarbon propellants, from carbon dioxide or butane or propane. In recent years, some scientists and environmental activists have linked chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) propellants to decreases in the planet’s ozone layer. Most manufacturers have shifted to propellants that are thought to be less damaging to the atmosphere

Aerosol cans should never be placed in fires or heated locations, because they may explode, and the propellant may be flammable. Cans that are still pressurized may also burst if place in a garbage compactor.

If cans that contain hazardous wastes are to be disposed, they should be placed in a special closed container displaying markings indicating that the waste is hazardous. The labeling should also indicate the specific types of waste and the date when the container began to be used. Keep records of when and how the waste was disposed or recycled.

Why are aerosol cans dangerous?

Aerosol cans are dangerous because of the unusual mix of substances stored under pressure inside the metal canister. Even if the active ingredient is not a hazardous chemical (eg, food products) the can is still capable of exploding or turning into a dangerous projectile. The biggest problem with aerosol cans in the workplace is their potential to ignite or explode other Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Substance.

Discontinued: Original AeroVent Filter for Aerosol Can Disposal / 10.26.18

Newstripe recently developed and launched superior replacement filters for all manually-operated Aerosol Can Disposal machines. These new Safe2Vent Filter Assemblies are safer, longer lasting, more economical, and environmentally friendly. Plus, they are direct replacements for all brands of aerosol can disposal systems currently available.

Consequently, the original AeroVent Filters  (10001940 / 10001941 / 10001860) are being discontinued.

For more information on these new line of filters and how to select the correct one for your application, please click here or reach out to the Casey Newman ( 800-624-6706 / casey@newstripe.com).


UPDATE

FREE UPGRADE AVAILABLE: Receive a full Safe2Vent® Filter Assembly or Safe2Vent® Dual Filter Assembly** with the purchase of this product or any other item that includes a Safe2Vent replacement filter cartridge(s) (OFFER VALID THOUGH 7/1/2019). To be eligible for the upgrade, you must be transitioning from an older filter model to the new Safe2Vent® filter. To receive your free upgrade, simply complete the following two steps:

1) Purchase a replacement Safe2Vent® filter cartridge(s) or any AeroVent® 1X or AeroVent® 3X maintenance kit.
2) Enter the phrase “Safe2Vent upgrade” along with the serial number of your AeroVent machine into the “Order notes” of the checkout page.

For single can models, we send you a Safe2Vent® Filter Assembly in place of a filter cartridge. For AeroVent 3 (three can models), we will send you a full Safe2Vent® Dual Filter Assembly** in place of two filter cartidges (**requires an order consisting of at least two filter cartidges). Limit one filter assembly upgrade per serial number.

Casey Newman

Newstripe, Inc.

1700 Jasper St Unit F

Aurora, CO 80011

1-800-624-6706

Fax (303) 364-7796

 

How to Recycle Aerosol Cans / 11.22.16

Aerosol cans

If you use aerosol cans in your home, understanding how to recycle the cans properly is essential. Aerosol cans have an environmental impact and are considered hazardous waste when the cans aren’t fully used in many locations. If you use aerosol cans, recycling them is the right thing to do for the world around you. Let’s look at how to recycle aerosol cans so you can do your part to help save the environment.

How to Recycle Aerosol Cans Properly

Read the directions and warning on each aerosol can you buy. These instructions will tell you how to use the can, along with how it should be disposed. Since the chemicals being used in each can will vary from product to product, you may need to recycle the can differently. Make sure to follow the instructions for disposal on the can.

Make sure the can is empty by shaking it; if you don’t feel any liquid moving around, it’s empty. You can also make sure the can is empty by pressing down on the nozzle and ensuring it’s not clogged. If nothing comes out, even after shaking it, you’re safe to bring it to a recycling center for processing. As long as an aerosol can is empty, consumers assume they can throw the can in the trash. This just isn’t true. These cans should still be recycled to reduce their environmental impact.

If the can isn’t empty or you can’t tell for sure, you should take the aerosol can to a recycling center for proper disposal. Don’t try to take the nozzle off, puncture the can, or crush it at home to make to make it small. Let the recycling center use the tools at their disposal, like aerosol can crushers, to take care of the can for you.

By trying to modify the aerosol can, you can cause it to explode due to the pressurized nature of how aerosol cans work. Never throw away a partial or full aerosol can in your regular trash can either. Since the chemicals inside can be hazardous waste and impact the environment, you want to hold onto the cans in a safe place until you can bring them to a recycling center.

Not all recycling centers can recycle aerosol cans, so make sure to call ahead and ensure they can take them. In some locations, cities have specific places you can take aerosol cans and other products to be recycled. Check your city’s website or give them a call to find out where you can recycle partial or full aerosol cans safely.

3 Tips for Painting a Football Field / 11.01.16

Football Mascot Stencil

Painting a football field seems straightforward to anyone who hasn’t tried before. If you’ve seen videos online of the National Football League (NFL) prepping for Sundays, you might think it takes a team of trained workers to get the job done right. You don’t have to be trained by the NFL to paint a football field before the big game. With these three tips, you’ll be painting a football field like a pro in no time.

3 of the Best Tips for Painting a Football Field

Keep in mind that painting a football field will never be an easy or quick task. By understanding that and planning before you begin, you can paint a football field that players will appreciate and will help fans keep track of the action.

Maintain the Field Before You Paint

Before you begin painting a football field, make sure you mow the field and maintain it in the days leading up to the game. By maintaining the field, you make it easier to paint along with helping the paint last longer. Ensure the grass or turf isn’t wet when you paint. Check weather conditions before, during, and after the painting process to make sure it has time to dry.

Use the Right Equipment and Accessories

Invest in a quality paint striper for your football field. The right striper for your field can make the process more efficient and give you a better look when finished. Make sure to invest in string and learn how to use it effectively to paint straight lines. Stencils for your numbers, logos, and other aspects of the football field will make the look of the field more recognizable.

Make Sure You Have Enough Man Power

You want at least three people to paint any football field. This just makes it easier, especially if you’re painting the field just a few days before a game. Two of these people will help move the strings for straight lines while the third person does the actual painting.

Some other quick tips for painting a football field include painting on the side of the string used to mark lines versus the middle; keep warm water handy to help clean up oversprays and other mistakes; and when painting a logo, make sure to use a white base coat to make the logo pop.

Painting a football field doesn’t have to be hard or time-consuming. With proper planning, the right tools at your disposal, and practice, you can paint the field like the pros.

4 Reasons Why Aerosol Can Disposal Saves the Environment / 10.24.16

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In today’s day and age, our world needs to do everything it can to combat global warming and preserve the earth for future generations. Everyone can do their part. Whether you compost, recycle plastics, drive an electric car, or find another way to preserve the environment, you’re helping save the environment. If you use aerosol cans at home, work, or for some other reason, you should take advantage of aerosol can disposal to help save the world around you.

4 Reasons Why Aerosol Can Disposal Saves the World

Aerosol Cans Can Be Considered Hazardous Waste

Depending on the contents of the aerosol can, they can be considered hazardous waste. You’ve seen warnings about hazardous waste at hospitals and other locations. Would you just throw an aerosol can in the trash and let that waste seep into the ground at a landfill? By practicing proper aerosol can disposal, you avoid hazardous waste getting into the ground, water, and other areas around your home and community.

Aerosol Cans Must Be “Empty” to Be Properly Recycled

Many consumers assume when their aerosol can is empty, it’s okay to be thrown out and doesn’t necessarily need to be recycled. However, just because the aerosol can feels empty if it can still be sprayed, it needs additional steps taken before it can be properly recycled. Since consumers don’t realize this, they’ll often throw it in the trash and forget about it but the remaining liquids and gases in the aerosol can will be buried in a landfill where it could make its way into the ground.

Aerosol Cans Don’t Breakdown in Land Fills

Most metals don’t breakdown over time in landfills, including most of the components in aerosol cans. Combine that with a half full aerosol can and you risk the potential of that liquid or gas seeping into the ground at some point in time. By properly disposing of aerosol cans by taking them to a recycling center for consumers or investing in an aerosol can disposal system for warehouses and commercial buildings, you can prevent this from happening.

Aerosol Cans Hurt the Ozone Layer

Aerosol cans that were packed with chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in the 1960s and 1970s were proven to have an effect on the earth’s ozone layer. While companies have found ways to make aerosol cans have less of an impact on the ozone layer, they still pose a risk to the air we breathe and the ground we walk on. While aerosol cans have a long shelf-life, when thrown in the trash instead of being recycled, those cans put our ozone layer and world around us at risk.

As you can see, aerosol can disposal is more important than ever to reduce our carbon footprint and help save the world around us. By understanding how aerosol can disposal can affect the environment, you can take steps to recycle your aerosol cans and save the planet.