Tufting, backing and warranty for an artificial grass system
Artificial grass can be applied for sports and leisure purposes.
Sports grass can be used in various sports pitches such as football fields, hockey fields, rugby fields, tennis courts, etc.
Leisure grass is widely used for garden, playground, commercial, golf, DIY etc.
Introduced in the 50's for lower cost carpet production, adopted by synthetic turf in the 70's, tufting is by far and away the most successful, effective and commonly used artificial grass manufacturing process. Simply, several monofilament fibres (normally 6) twisted together or one fibrillated tape is punched through a backing cloth, at a given rate per linear metre, at a spacing between rows, known as the gauge. Once through the fibres are cut to a given length to produce the final fibre height. Generally, the longer the pile height the more open the stitching.
The role of the backing is to ensure that the fibres stay where they have been tufted. This means they need to be anchored in place to provide the correct "tuft lock". There are different systems to choose from - latex, PU or polyolefin. The latter is recyclable and porous throughout, whereas latex and PU require drainage holes to be punched through the backing. The backing also provides the artificial grass surface with extra weight, for stability purposes.
The quality of artificial surfaces varies and therefore so will the length of your warranty. Normally, this would cover the materials and workmanship in producing the actual playing surface. Warranties for full size fields normally range between 8 and 10 years, although exceptional yarns may allow the period to extend to 12 years. For smaller areas, such as five a side football, tennis or training, the length of the warranty may reduce. Also note that incorrect use and poor or no maintenance will compromise the warranty.
CCGrass is recognized by independent market analysts, AMI, as the world's largest artificial grass manufacturer. Produce out of two artificial grass factories in Huai'an, China, with a factory area exceeding 500,000㎡ and over 2,000 employees, CCGrass exports to over 100 countries with an annual capacity of 40 million ㎡. CCGrass is a FIFA Preferred Producer, FIH Preferred Supplier and World Rugby Preferred Turf Producer, and also the global leader in the design and manufacture of landscape artificial grass turf.
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