The Artificial Turf System of 3rd generation.

The 3rd generation Artificial Turf (AT) is distinguished by longer fibres ranging from 40 to 60 mm in height and by use of the so called performance infill granules strewn between the fibres, so the shoe studs can find the right foothold.

 

The performance infill consists of elastomeric granules made of thermoset rubbers or specially designed Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE).

 

The main difference between the two types of infill is that thermoset rubbers cannot be further reused or reprocessed at the end of their life cycle while Thermoplastic Elastomers are fully recyclable and can be reused and transformed several times.

 

There are two main AT systems:

  • the first type, without shock pad or e-layer is characterised by:
    long pile height from 50 to 70 mm,
    sand layer from 10 to 15 mm,
    infill layer from 25 to 35 mm,
  • the second type is made with a shock pad or e-layer and is characterised by:
    shorter pile height from 40 to 50 mm,
    sand layer from 10 to 15 mm,
    infill layer from 8 to 15 mm,

 

The use of the shock pad or e-layer beneath the turf carpet confers elasticity to the playing surface and  allows to reduce the infill layer and to use shorter grass fibers, which makes possible to reduce the overall construction costs.

 

Both building tecniques allow to obtain excellent sport performance complying with the FIFA Quality Concept.

 

3rd generation Artificial Turf (AT) can be used for soccer, American football and rugby.