Artificial Turf Generations

PerthArtificialGrassAdvancements in technology are common in order to match the changing needs of individuals. Therefore, when it comes to artificial turf, manufacturers have invest time and efforts to provide better, safer, and more reliable turf. To know more, below is a list of artificial turf generations.

First generation

The first generation artificial turf was introduced in 1970 in Europe. This type of turf uses polypropylene. It is made of nylon. It is more comfortable, reducing the risks of injury. At the moment, the first generation artificial turf is now called carpets.

Second generation

In the late 1970s the second generation of artificial turf was introduced. This new breed features longer tufts spaced more widely apart to mimic natural grass. In order to achieve a natural looking grass, sand was spread between the fibers to create firmness and stability for players.

The second generation synthetic turf fields provided a flatter playing surface than natural grass, which gives better ball control and prevents balls from shooting off in unexpected directions. Unfortunately, sports like soccer are not applicable on the second generation artificial turf since laying characteristics and behavior of the ball on these fields is not comparable to natural grass.

Third generation

Now, the third generation of artificial turf is readily available and used often. The third generation artificial turf has longer fibers. In addition, they are not usually made of polypropylene but with polyethylene, which is even softer and kinder to the skin. The combination of fiber and infill ensure a comfortable playing surface, even sliding tackles are no longer a problem.

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