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TenCate expands synthetic turf production capacity

TenCate Grass has substantially expanded the production capacity of its most sustainable synthetic turf product, TenCate XP Blade. The start-up of an additional production line in Dayton (Tennessee, US) will enable TenCate Grass to meet the sharp increase in global demand for these wear-resistant synthetic turf fibres. “ As a result of the strong, structural growing demand for TenCate XP Blade, existing capacity has already been fully utilized for a considerab

4th March 2011

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Dayton, TN

Sports/​Outdoor, Civil Engineering, Agriculture

Close up view of TenCate XP Blade synthetic turf

TenCate Grass has substantially expanded the production capacity of its most sustainable synthetic turf product, TenCate XP Blade. The start-up of an additional production line in Dayton (Tennessee, US) will enable TenCate Grass to meet the sharp increase in global demand for these wear-resistant synthetic turf fibres.

“ As a result of the strong, structural growing demand for TenCate XP Blade, existing capacity has already been fully utilized for a considerable time, with delivery times falling well behind schedule. The expansion in capacity for these wear-resistant fibres will ensure that this steadily increasing demand is met,” the company said in a statement today.

 Warranty on wear resistance

Synthetic turf is often subjected to extremely intensive use, and wear resistance is therefore a key factor here. According to TenCate Grass, TenCate XP Blade is manufactured in accordance with a unique process, which produces fibres that are considerably more wear resistant than other processes. TenCate Grass, as the only supplier worldwide, offers an optional five-year warranty on the wear resistance of TenCate XP Blade, regardless of the number of hours of use.

 Proven track record

TenCate XP Blade is supplied worldwide by TenCate Grass to numerous prominent manufacturers of synthetic turf carpets, including Astroturf, Edel Grass, GreenFields, Limonta, Sumitomo and TigerTurf.TenCate XP Blade synthetic turf fibre has been used for many years on thousands of sports pitches and playing surfaces that are subject to frequent and intensive play. Guido Vliegen, Director of TenCate Grass, explains: “TenCate XP Blade synthetic turf has been installed all over the world in the past eight years. In North and South America, Europe, Japan and Australia TenCate XP Blade satisfies the highest requirements relating to wear resistance and thus has a proven track record.”

 Value chain management

 TenCate Grass says that collaboration within the value chain leads to greater control of the entire process, resulting in maximum quality assurance. “TenCate Grass is thus giving a general boost to improving the playing characteristics and sustainability of synthetic turf sports pitches.,” the company said.

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