Hockey is the world’s third most popular team sport; the 2018 Global Hockey Survey conducted by the FIH, showed that there are now over 30 million people playing hockey. Fast, technically skilful, and requiring good levels of personal fitness, the sport is renowned for its..
Not that long ago, when monofilament yarns for artificial grass were first tested, reaching 10,000 cycles on the industry’s wear test apparatus, was cause to celebrate. This was proof that the yarn used in synthetic turf was durable and it gave a producer a selling edge.
Recently a LinkedIn post argued to buy British synthetic turf and not cheap imports, which started me thinking. Should you buy from a local producer, at a higher price, when it is actually owned by an overseas company, where profit is taken by private equity owners? Interesting! The premise of buying local..
Like other components that make up a synthetic turf football or rugby pitch, the type and quality of the performance infill is essential to meet the required standards of FIFA and World Rugby. But, how do you know which is the right one for your pitch.
Last week we looked at how to install a synthetic pitch, we now look at keeping it in optimum condition. There is no such thing as maintenance free synthetic turf. Neglect it and the performance of the pitch will deteriorate. Look after it and you will be rewarded with better play..
Firstly, the turf selected is the CCGrass Pride UP system, which has recently been tested to FIFA Quality and FIFA Quality Pro, on the RevoSport pad, with SBR infill and also with a cork infill. Pride UP is a new product from CCGrass, with a..
Following on from our series on Producing Synthetic Grass, we now look at what happens once it is on site. A truism is that a poor quality surface, really well installed, will look much better than a badly installed, high quality turf.
Once turf is backed and checked it is rolled up tightly, ready for dispatch. This may sound simple, but if not performed correctly can lead to a variety of problems on site. These range from rolls becoming loose during transport, and..
The process that ensures fibres are secured to create the finished synthetic turf, thereby completing the manufacturing process. Types of secondary backing The synthetic grass fibres have already been tufted into a primary backing cloth or cloths, which are loosely holding the..
Up until recently the majority of tufting machines used to produce synthetic turf were formerly used to tuft normal carpet, and adapted to allow a longer length to be left on the surface side, thereby creating artificial grass. The tufting machine has since been upgraded..