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Pitch perfect with Fibresand

Providing increased stability and resilience for football.

7th June 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Wielsbeke, Belgium

Agriculture, Sports/​Outdoor

Fibresand reinforced rootzones developed by UK company Mansfield Sand are being used by many of the leading clubs from the English and Scottish football leagues to maintain the performance of their natural grass pitches.

Used in the top 100mm within the pitch construction profile, they enhance the natural grass root structure while giving the pitches increased stability and resilience and are reinforced with straight polypropylene fibres supplied by Beaulieu Fibres International, of Wielsbeke, Belgium.

“At a time when the UK’s Premier League continues to attract huge audiences and dominate Europe’s main football competitions, fibre-reinforced rootzones using our PP straight fibres continue to deliver results,” said Jefrem Jennard, industrial fibres sales director at Beaulieu. “This is proven technology that improves the quality of natural grass surfaces, allowing the clubs to continue to deliver top performances on a premium quality natural turf pitch, game after game.

“Fibresand products are an alternative option to the use of synthetic grass, combining the feel and performance of natural grass while answering the increased need for durability.”

Beyond football, Mansfield Sand’s Fibresand products are being used in a variety of winter sports pitches and the equine market, and are also increasingly being specified for urban public green space and landscape projects to reinforce natural grass areas and maintain aesthetics, even when suffering from heavy traffic burden.

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