Winter 2013

Durable

TenCate Grass: sustainable green

When developing components and systems and technological innovations, TenCate Grass concentrates on safety and sustainability, following an integrated system approach. Partnerships and cooperation with suppliers of synthetic turf systems, installation contractors and sports associations are in place. End-users are paying increasing attention to quality and sustainability – which argues in favour of the synthetic turf components and systems of TenCate.

In its product development and technological innovations TenCate Grass pointedly concentrates on safety and sustainability −  two global trends. Sport is healthy but does carry the risk of injury. There is less risk of injury on synthetic turf because the substrate absorbs shocks more effectively, thereby reducing the strain on ankles and knees. In addition the field is free of the bumps and pot-holes that can lead to wrenches, sprains and spills on a normal field. Applying synthetic turf for sport and in gardens, parks and shrubberies saves precious water in dry areas. It also removes the environmental burden linked to maintenance of living grass, such as weed control, artificial fertilizer and exhaust fumes from mowers. Process, material and sports safety is paramount when it comes to the development and production of fibres and backing.

4 grass voetbal 

Sport is healthy but does carry the risk of injury. There is less risk of injury on synthetic turf because the substrate absorbs shocks more effectively, thereby reducing the strain on ankles and knees

TenCate Grass follows an integrated system approach, with partnerships and cooperation with leading suppliers of synthetic turf systems, installation contractors and sports associations. The approach is dictated by the need to have greater grip on the quality of sports systems in end markets and to be better able to guarantee the sustainability. The quality and sustainability of the system are determined not only by the fibres and backing; other components and the installation also play a significant role. This gives customers and users more certainty as to the playing characteristics and service life of a synthetic field. This clustering of strengths in the value chain means maximum value for the customer.

4 grass monofilament 
Monofilament production in Nijverdal (NL)

This approach with chain partners is one of the respects in which TenCate Grass distinguishes itself from other suppliers in the world market. With production sites in North America (Dayton), Europe (Nijverdal) and the Middle East (Dubai), the Grass group can quickly respond to demand from the local sports and landscaping markets. And this applies to both the volume and niche markets. What’s more TenCate has a strong distribution channel. Delivery is reliable, despite the extremes in seasonal patterns.
Furthermore extensive advice is offered regarding the processing and installation of components and systems. High quality and (delivery) reliability constitute important elements of the value proposition.

Blue fabric (Tecawork Blue 65287)