TenCate Performance Warranty™
FIFA 2 Star is the level of performance that the football federation FIFA has defined for premier league football. In recent years many pitches have been installed which initially met this standard. But after installation the playing characteristics of some of the pitches turned out to have changed and to fall below the FIFA 2 Star level.
New synthetic turf fibres with TenCate XQ™ Technology now make it possible to produce pitches that will satisfy the FIFA 2 Star requirements for a long time. The monofilament turf fibres based on TenCate XQ™ Technology have exceptional split resistance compared to conventional turf fibres. In combination with the right fibre cross-section, carpet construction and turf installation TenCate XQ™ Technology makes it possible to create premium soccer fields that can not only meet FIFA 2 STAR performance for five years but are sliding friendly, durable and simply great to play on.
Great durable playing characteristics:
- Long-term FIFA 2 STAR performance
- Exceptional split resistance
- Sliding friendly
- Natural look
- Great to play on
In close cooperation with insurance company ALLIANZ and under certain quality conditions TenCate will offer a 5-year FIFA 2 STAR performance warranty, called TenCate Performance Warranty ™. The first pilot project has recently been completed at soccer club FC Breukelen (NL). This synthetic turf pitch was installed in close cooperation with the Dutch companies Edel Grass and Oranjewoud Realisatie.
TenCate Performance Warranty™:
- 5 year FIFA 2 Star performance warranty
- Based on new TenCate XQ™ Technology
- Resilient shaped yarns with enhanced durability
- Third party insurance by ALLIANZ
- Turf systems tested and certified by TenCate
- Will be sold through selected partners
This new warranty concept will enable TenCate to meet an important market need. After all, this concept gives soccer clubs the assurance that a new pitch will continue to meet important performance requirements during its expected lifespan.