Spring 2011

TenCate Grass USA expands production

TenCate Grass in Dayton (Tennessee, USA) has expanded the TenCate XP Blade™ production capacity with a new production line.

The TenCate XP Blade™ fibres are recommended for intensively played sports fields. This expansion will enable TenCate Grass to meet the highly increased worldwide demand for this high-grade wear-resistant synthetic grass fibre.


TenCate XP Blade™ is manufactured in accordance with a process developed by TenCate. This produces fibres that are considerably more hardwearing than those delivered by other processes. The synthetic grass fibre is supplied to prominent manufacturers of synthetic grass carpet. TenCate Grass is the only supplier in the world to offer an optional guarantee of five years on wear resistance, irrespective of the number of use hours. This underlines the pursuit of product and system sustainability.


The new production line in Dayton for TenCate XP Blade™. From left to right: TenCate Grass colleagues Matt Stubblefield (plant superintendent), Rob Block (VP logistics), Todd Viens (controller), Ian Petrie (sales managing director) and Jean-Claude Auguste (director R&D).

Blue fabric (Tecawork Blue 65287)