This week, we have a small update on the latest installation of CCGrass carpet, at Welwyn Garden City FC.
Backing is one of the key components when producing artificial grass. It is the layer that ensures that the fibres stay where they have been tufted and prevents them from pulling out. The backing also provides the playing surface with extra weight, which adds to the overall stability of the carpet.
The CCGrass pitch is down at the Moate Community School in Co. Westmeath in Ireland, with installation by specialist contractor and partner, PST Sport, going smoothly. The pitch is to be completed over the next few days, and we cannot wait to see the finished result.
FastPro HF30 meets FIH National Standard hockey field, and FIH Multi-Sport, and is designed to be dressed with specially graded sand. It is installed onto a range of approved shock pad systems and is designed to offer a fast, true and consistent game for hockey players, at all levels of the sport.
BiPlex MY synthetic turf is a unique surface designed for both football and rugby, which offers superior play characteristics. Designed to work with or without a performance shock pad, BiPlex MY is created to meet FIFA Quality Pro and World Rugby standards.
CCGrass, the world’s largest producer of synthetic turf, is the latest manufacturer to be appointed by the Football Foundation to their Framework for providing 3G football pitches. After two successful Framework contracts, which provided over 800 pitches in a nine year period, the third Framework has six different synthetic turf producers signed up for the next four year period.
After months of planning, on a hot August day, Henley RFC celebrated the opening of their new blue CCGrass pitch, officially named, The Invesco Turf. With prominent members of the town showing their support, including Henley town mayor, Ken Arlett, the ceremony went smoothly, with all attendees delighted with the new pitch.
At CCGrass we have complete control over the manufacturing process, from producing colour pigments for the yarn, the extrusion of specially designed fibres, the tufting of the product, to the latex or PU backing that completes the turf. Today we want to focus on the varieties of colour.
As the world copes with the massive impact of the Covid 19 pandemic, our industry has, like many others, been affected. From January 2020, when synthetic turf sports and leisure markets were expected to grow by a combined average exceeding 10%, we can now expect to see a small drop in volumes produced, especially in the sports sector.
At 24mm pile height, Duro is very much a second generation product, designed to be filled within 3mm of the fibre top, with selected and graded sand. When laid onto an appropriate shock pad, it will provide a hockey surface up to FIN Multi-Sport and recreational tennis.