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  • 1 June 2015

    Grass

    XtraGrass pitches for Vitesse GelreDome stadium and training facility
    xtragrass vitesse gelredome

    Dutch football club, Vitesse, is having a new pitch laid at its home stadium, the GelreDome, as well as at its Papendal training facility. The prestigious Arhnem club came fifth in the 2014-15 Dutch Eredivisie. The club elected for revolutionary hybrid natural grass pitches, XtraGrass™, which will be laid during the season’s Summer break.   

    XtraGrass is a natural grass pitch, enhanced with a woven artificial grass backing. The proportion of natural grass to artificial grass in the pitch’s composition is 90 percent to ten percent, respectively. The hybrid XtraGrass system is an innovation by GreenFields, part of Dutch materials technology enterprise, Royal Ten Cate NV.

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  • 1 June 2015

    Grass

    Monkstown Hockey Club gets new synthetic turf fields with TenCate Grass components
    GreenFields TX® powered by TenCate

    The new water based field will be installed at the joint complex of the Monkstown Hockey Club and the Rathdown School in Dun Laoghaire, a town on the west coast, just south of Dublin. The high-quality synthetic turf system will be made from TenCate Monoslide™ LSR® fibres and G16 backing. The field is durable and sliding friendly thanks to the usage of TenCate Monoslide™ LSR® fibres. The G16 backing provides strength, stability and keeps the playing field level. GreenFields will install the new hockey field. This will be the first water based GreenFields® TX field in Ireland.

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  • 25 May 2015

    Grass

    First FIH approved synthetic turf hockey pitches installed in Turkey
    First FIH approved synthetic turf hockey pitches installed in Turkey

    In early 2015, Hatko Sports Technologies finalized the installation of the first of two FIH approved hockey pitches in Turkey. These synthetic turf pitches were installed in Osmaniye and in Konya. Both pitches have a size of 7,000 m2 and use the TenCate Tapeslide® LSR yarn of TenCate Grass. The two pitches are using a blue colour for the field of play with white linings and a purple colour for the run-off section of the pitch.

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  • 11 May 2015

    Grass

    Ponteland Middle School gets new football facility
    Ponteland Middle School gets new football facility - TenCate Grass

    GreenFields UK recently undertook the construction of a new football facility on behalf of Ponteland Middle School in Northumberland. The facility includes a 79m x 52m 3G Evolution XQ 60 playing surface with integral sports fencing and floodlighting. Jointly funded by the school, the Football Foundation and the FA, the build was completed and handed over to a delighted client on time and on budget. The GreenFields® Evolution XQ 60 is a system that is constructed with the synthetic turf components of TenCate Grass.

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  • 21 April 2015

    Grass

    Sport and recreation: safe and sustainable
    TenCate Grass - Woven synthetic turf pitch

    TenCate is focusing on the growing need for protection of people and their working and living environments: when we are on the move (In transit), at home (In habitats), at work (At work) and when we are playing sports or enjoying time out for recreation (During leisure).

    When it comes to leisure or free-time activities, it’s mainly a question of sport and recreation. TenCate serves this end market via four market groups: TenCate Outdoor Fabrics and TenCate Grass, and to a more modest extent TenCate Advanced Composites and TenCate Geosynthetics.

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