The weaving technology of TenCate allows a number of grass yarns to be combined and positioned randomly in the top layer. The weaving production process makes it possible to jointly use materials from the same product family (polypropylene and polyethylene).
Unlike traditional tuft technology, this new weaving technology makes it possible to weave the yarns into each structure and with varying distances into the pitch, thus preventing the formation of stripes. This will give the pitch a more natural appearance but will also enhance the ball behaviour.
The new matrix weaving pattern has also a positive effect on the rotational resistance of the player’s feet. Another advantage of this weaving technology is that the fibers show better bonding, because the fibers used in this construction are interwoven into the top layer. The weaving technology of TenCate makes it easier to use exclusively raw materials of the same material type, so that the entire field can be recycled cost effectively.
TenCate Grass will put synthetic turf products based on this weaving technology on the market through several of our partners, in order to achieve broad geographic distribution.