For many, synthetic turf comes with the expectation that it can be played on relentlessly without issue. The ability to use the field any time and all the time is clearly one of the major reasons for the growing popularity of synthetic turf. It should therefore be no surprise that a growing number of fields are used from early morning into the late hours, sometimes well over 3,000 hours a year.
In many countries around the world all sorts of high-use turf applications are popular such as mini-soccer, school sports, community fields, indoor sport centres, practice fields, etc. These fields are often played on with all kinds of footwear: traditional studs, blades and flat soles. Obviously, the physical stress on the fibre is extreme on such fields and fibres often wear out fast.
TenCate XP™ Technology
Years ago, TenCate introduced fibres with its XP™ Technology. Laboratory testing at the time showed exceptional resistance to wear, which is why these TenCate XP Blade™ products are recommended for high-use sports fields. Since its introduction six years ago, TenCate have monitored a large number of extreme use installations worldwide. The results are stunning: all fields made with TenCate XP Blade™ fibres are not only still in use today, but without exception, they remain in excellent condition, showing either no or only minimal signs of wear, and are seemingly good to go for another six years. As evidenced by their growing popularity, products based on XP™ Technology are accepted by the industry as the proven product of choice for high-use fields.
TenCate XP™ Warranty
• Extended warranty
• Warranty excludes limits of playing hours
• Will be sold through selected partners
TenCate will start offering an extended warranty against wear on synthetic turf fields made with TenCate XP Blade™ fibers. Remarkably, the TenCate XP™ Warranty excludes limits to the hours of play during the warranty period. This extended warranty that is to be sold through partners will cover the unlikely event that a field made of TenCate XP Blade™ fibers will show excessive wear or splitting, defined in much stricter terms than conventional industry warranties. In such cases, the remedy is based on the original value of the field. Through this unique warranty program TenCate expresses its trust in the exceptional durability of TenCate XP Blade™ products.