Artificial Synthetic grass
The Soccer Grass Xpro® turf was developed specifically for professional soccer, providing high quality and combining the Multi-Fiber and TotalRubber® systems in accordance with international standards.
Its fibers are made of polypropylene and polyethylene in any thread weight (Dtex). Its bristles are tall, puffed, and UV-resistant, which ensures the original color and aesthetics of the turf for an extended time.
The fibers recommended by Soccer Grass are: 45mm, 55mm, and 63 mm, always from the primary base.
The building of synthetic grass soccer fields using this system prevents injuries caused by traction or rotating movements of a player's body.
The Soccer Grass turf has been increasingly used and recommended, and its main features are:
- Safety during gameplay;
- Appearance similar to natural grass;
- High performance;
- Extremely low maintenance costs;
- Financial return.
The only synthetic grass that allows the use of studded cleats
We offer a complete line of Soccer Grass XPro® synthetic turfs and the Zico Pro synthetic turf, all developed specifically for soccer.
FIFA Quality Concept for Synthetic grass
In the 60s and 70s, the first types of artificial lawns were made also with the purpose of being used in gymnasiums. Since then, synthetic grasses have evolved considerably, from being used in many stadiums and football fields around the world. It is currently in use the third generation of synthetic grass that is able to simulate almost perfectly the characteristics of natural grass. With the new standard in 2014, which contains improved test methods and criteria, starting a new era in the history of synthetic grass.
Synthetic grass has been around for decades. But just happened to call the public's attention when, in the mid-60s, was installed at the Astrodome baseball stadium in Houston, in the US state of Texas. Since then, much has been done for the development in the field of artificial lawns, and there are in football recognition by the advantages offered by these products.
The benefits are obvious. Synthetic grass can be used seven days a week, even in bad weather, requiring a much lower level of maintenance. It's no surprise that their use is increasingly applicant, not only in professional sports, but also sports associations amateur, national, regional and local, as well as in university sports. Moreover, in regions with limited water resources or unfavorable climate for grass cultivation, the artificial grass fields are the perfect alternative.
Greater comfort during the game thanks to more detailed tests
FIFA has been involved in quality control of artificial grasses since 2001, being largely responsible for the development and constant improvement. The key piece is the "FIFA Quality Programme for synthetic lawns" that through RECOMMENDED FIFA stamp and other measures intended to ensure the highest quality and, consequently, artificial fields at the highest level with the necessary security for the sport.
To ensure that the conditions of play on artificial fields are equal to those offered by natural grass in good condition, is the foundation, conducted extensive practical tests and laboratory. In addition, constant checks must be made, such as the development and ongoing research of the product, its installation and maintenance.
More detailed tests guarantee that the product has all the features required by natural grasses in good condition, ensuring the highest quality. So that these standards are even better, is also held during this process, intensive research with universities, testing institutes and other sports organizations..
FIFA begins a new phase in the development of synthetic grass
Since the introduction in 2004 of synthetic lawns in the rules of the game, there was a steady increase in demand and a continuous improvement in comfort during the game due to the standards set by FIFA. However, there is much to improve in the area of artificial lawns because, despite the apparent improvement, there is still resistance from coaches and players.
FIFA wishes to address further in future research, the needs and views of coaches and players, integrating these elements to the requirements of artificial lawns. The new testing methods should determine the influence of road surface on the frequency of injury and the level of fatigue of athletes. It should also be examined in more detail the adaptability of the players to change the pitch and kicks, runs, jumps and quick turns.
Thus, the pattern in 2014 is a new milestone in the development of artificial lawns, ensuring that tomorrow's facilities become technologically more mature, better adapted and more "green", ie sustainable. The focus will be on advanced technology, improved testing methods and comprehensive practical tests. The path to the future is already marked.