Technology & Innovation
Our technology and innovation focus on fiber, backing, and infill of artificial grass. They are three main components to a artificial turf product system.
1) Turf Fiber
Turf fiber, also called as Blade, yarn. Turf fibers are responsible for comfort and safety of the player, durability, a natural, grass-like look with soft and pleasing grass-like feel and resilience.The ideal fibers should reduce skin friction, skin abrasion and offer superior durability, high resilience and temperature stability. Today, artificial turf fibers are made from polyethylene and come in either monofilament or fibrillated(also called as slit-film) structures.
Monofilament BladeMonofilament turf blades are extruded through a spinneret. The die hole of the spinneret determines the cross section of the blade. The design of the turf blade plays an important role in the performance characteristics of the synthetic turf pitch.To make artificial grass looks and performs more realistic, elastic and longevous, diamond shape, C-shape S-shape monofilamentand more special shaped fibers are created, inspired by nature.
Fibrillated tape products are produced by foil extrusion. The foil is slit into tape and the tape is fibrillated with a specific pattern. The fibrillation provides a natural look and feel with individual turf blades after installation in a synthetic turf pitch.
Artificial turf backings are comprised of a primary backing and a secondary backing. Both the primary and secondary backings work together to provide dimensional stability to the entire system.
The primary backing is comprised of woven polypropylene fabrics that allow the artificial turf fibers to be tufted into material in rows and facilitate seaming between artificial turf panels.
The secondary backing is often referred to as the ‘latex coating’ and is applied to the reverse side of the primary backing in order to permanently lock the tufted fibers in place. Turf backings are either precision coated using the ‘Finger Unit’ method or they are ‘Solid Coated and Perforated’. ‘PU/urethane coating’ is also applied to our artificial turf system if needed.
- Latex Coating
Latex Coating, W-Stitches
- PU Coating
The infill system is the single most important aspect of all synthetic turf fields. It is the basis for the safety of the turf system by providing the appropriate cushioning to absorb impact as well as being the foundation to a field’s performance level by offering traction for players to cut, plant and release just like they would on natural grass.
Whereby turf fibers are directly related to the aesthetics of the field, the infill – which is spread between the fibers – delivers what the athlete needs: A safe surface with proper performance attributes. The infill market is becoming more complex with new products being introduced at a rapid rate. With so many choices, it is important to understand the difference between the various systems.