Synthetic turf

Choosing synthetic turf

Depending on the lighting available locally, the TenCate Field in a box™ synthetic turf pitch can be played on up to 24 hours a day, every day of the year, while still retaining its quality. The pitch remains in optimal condition and always offers the same playing conditions. 

The synthetic turf is produced using the most durable fibre that is available on the market: TenCate XP Blade™. The pitch is suitable for numerous sports, including football, hockey, rugby and cricket. 

And yet there is a difference between one synthetic turf pitch and another. The difference lies in factors such as whether it does or does not have sand infill, or has polyethylene or rubber granules between the synthetic turf blades. 

TenCate XP Blade

Synthetic turf pitch with infill

In the filled system the infill is scattered between the TenCate XP Blade™ fibres to help them remain upright. How much infill has to be scattered depends on the intensity of use which the pitch has to withstand and on the required height of the turf blades. 

A filled system has a greater gross weight due to the infill, and is therefore even sturdier in use. It does, however, require somewhat more maintenance than a non-filled system. 

Synthetic turf pitch without infill

In the ‘non-filled’ system the TenCate XP Blade™ fibre is supported by a curled fibre. As a result, although the pile weight is indeed higher, the overall weight of the pitch without infill is lower. 

A non-filled synthetic turf system is easier to install and maintain. 

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