Synthetic turf fibres

The synthetic turf fibres are an important component of the synthetic turf pitch, they provide look and feel and are mainly responsible for the performance characteristics like ball roll and sliding friendliness. The quality of synthetic turf fibres is therefore essential for the pitch. Technical details such as microns, dtex, shape, color or polymer grade do not in themselves determine the overall quality of the synthetic turf fibres. The ability to design optimal synthetic turf fibres in combination with matching advanced extrusion technology is what determines the quality of the turf blades. 

TenCate has a balanced product portfolio of synthetic turf fibres specially developed for various sports and landscaping applications. TenCate developed two types of synthetic turf fibres: monofilaments and fibrillated tape.

Monofilaments
The TenCate monofilament products are branded as TenCate Monoslide™. Monofilament synthetic turf fibres are extruded through a spinneret. The die hole of the spinneret determines the cross section of the blade. The design of the turf blade plays an important role in the performance characteristics of the synthetic turf pitch.
Monofilament extrusion        

Monofilament turf blade

Monofilament extrusion

Monofilament synthetic turf fibre

Fibrillated Tape
The TenCate fibrillated tape products are branded as TenCate Tapeslide™. Fibrillated tape products are produced by foil extrusion. The foil is slit into tape and the tape is fibrillated with a specific pattern. The fibrillation provides a natural look and feel with individual synthetic turf fibres after installation in a synthetic turf pitch.
Foil extrusion process        

Fibrillated tape turf blade

Foil extrusion process

Fibrillated tape synthetic turf fibre

TenCate Monoslide Pro®