The first innovative hybrid turf system for high-performance and safe sports pitches because traction, stability and softness of the playing surface are characteristics players seek and only POWERgrass offers them 365 days a year.
POWERgrass combines the advantages of natural grass with the resistance of synthetic grass to offer a reinforced natural grass pitch for up to 30 hours a week.
POWERgrass has a positive environmental impact because it follows the teachings of regenerative agriculture which contributes to lower temperatures, carbon sequestration and air purification. Anchoring the natural grass to the synthetic turf preserves the soil from erosion and prevents damage from flooding.
The life cycle of the system is estimated at more than 20 years when combined with regular maintenance of the natural grass because it protects the synthetic fibres from UV radiation and achieves a perfect symbiosis of natural and synthetic grass.
The system requires reduced maintenance because it provides the ideal habitat for growing natural grass, which is more resistant to intensive trampling and therefore generates savings of more than 30% over its life cycle compared to other sports surfaces.
POWERgrass will never let you down because it is always playable, even when natural grass is missing for any reason.
The interview of our partner Graham Longdin confirms the validity of POWERgrass!
In our latest realisation for the upgrading of the 'Riviera della Palme' stadium in San Benedetto del Tronto, we outdid ourselves by handing over the pitch for play 17 days after seeding. After more than 40 matches, training sessions and finishing touches, the pitch has survived even a harsh and rainy winter without a single divot, and President Serafino's compliments have arrived with good reason.
POWERgrass™ offers the benefits of natural grass at low maintenance costs because the system's fabric carpet protects the plants from intensive play. The maintenance method of regenerative agriculture creates a symbiotic ecosystem between the vegetation and micro-organisms. The natural grass grows vigorously and contributes to temperature reduction and sequesters carbon, purifying the air also from the dust offering a positive environmental impact. The POWERgrass™ pitch mitigates climate change and prevents soil erosion, offers many more hours of safe play and limits the risk of extraordinary maintenance because it does not require replacement of the system, as long as the natural grass is maintained regularly, and the pitch is always playable on the synthetic fibres where the natural grass is missing.
POWERgrass™ sets a new meaning of “hybrid grass systems” that defer from the "reinforced natural systems" we know so far. Hybrid grass systems must deliver a surface where the natural grass can thrive inside the system and resist for at least 20 hours of play per week during the growing season. At the same time, must provide enough fibres protruding on the surface to play also without grass, because in the winter the plant leaves may be damaged. This result is only possible with on site installation as natural or reinforced grass sods are simply laid down and cannot be sewn just as the hybrid carpet rolls. This type of installation make a huge difference for the lifespan of the hybrid grass system and the warranty itself.
Contrary to what many people think, to create a good hybrid grass system it is not enough to make a synthetic turf with lots of holes. In addition to the hybrid carpet, which must have certain characteristics, an in-depth study of agronomy is required to create a favourable habitat for the plants, which must benefit from the presence of the carpet. Finally, a maintenance plan must be drawn up for each hybrid system, depending on how well it is adapted to the environment and the intensity of its use.
Football surfaces require years of research & development and the experience gained shows that many innovations are not always risolutive.
The POWERgrass hybrid system, with constant and relatively reduced maintenance, offers the best experience of play over natural grass because the pitch is always playable, for many hours during the week. The investment in the POWERgrass system and maintenance method offers savings of over 30% compared to any other sports surface because its lifetime is estimated at over 20 years. The system is sustainable because provides a positive environmental impact, prevents soil erosion, and does not require replacement if maintained and renovated appropriately.
Today's most prestigious pitches are made of natural grass or reinforced natural grass (hybrid), while intensive-use pitches are made of artificial turf. Natural pitches are constructed according to the guidelines of USGA, DIN and FIFA standards but without any mandatory criteria. Synthetic pitches, on the other hand, have been the subject of in-depth studies by FIFA in its QUALITY PROGRAM, which has divided the criteria into two levels: FIFA QUALITY and FIFA QUALITY PRO. The Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FGIC) has taken over the FIFA standards and developed them also with regard to the substrate; it has also made it compulsory for them to be certified (homologated) for use in national championships. Today in Italy there are either the LND Standard or LND Professional quality criteria.
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POWERgrass hybrid turf field
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