Today we are going to talk about the raw material of artificial grass.
The artificial grass consists of three components which are fiber, backing, and coating.
Raw materials for artificial fiber are polyethylene(PE), polypropylene(PP), and polyamide(Nylon). It’s necessary to add anti-aging, anti-UV, different colors and other additives.
The fiber of sports turf will be made of polyethylene(PE), while the thatch of the landscaping grass will be made of polypropylene(PP). But, the new generation of products does not use one material only. Because of polyethylene and polypropylene, each has different properties. So we must mix these materials by applying scientific proportions. To produce a fiber with ideal performance.
Football grass uses polyethylene in large quantities to get better aging resistance. And the thatch of landscape grass uses polypropylene to enhance elasticity. After thousands of experiments and adjustments, the performance of our fiber is perfect.
The backing is usually made of polypropylene and the sun will not shine on it after installation of artificial grass. That’s why the backing will be still intact when the fiber is too aging to be used.
There are two kinds of coating, styrene-butadiene rubber, and polyurethane. Styrene-butadiene rubber is the most used coating method. Yet polyurethane coating is known for its great withdraw force and it is very friendly. Which one to choose? Ask our sales representative.
Please be very careful about low-priced products when you plan to buy artificial turf. The reason is simple. The factory sells low-priced products only when the manufacturing cost is low as well. While low cost often implies to use problematic materials, such as recycled PE and PP. We can’t completely know what these raw materials contain that should not be contained. But they will definitely have negative impacts on the environments and age of the turf.