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.
When it comes to hybrids, the strength of the turf during the season and the durability of the system over time is often the first concern of investors. This, in fact, has always been an object of study and continuous improvement since 2011. In 2014 we found the right backing to protect the roots, in 2016 a unique method of welding the fibres to the backing to be able to renew the system several times and finally, in 2019 the HEALgreen maintenance method to enhance photosynthesis and mitigate biotic and environmental stresses. In addition, from 2019 we will be using ultra-resilient and resistant fibres to promote the resilience of the system and meet the expectations of a very long life span. Our customers are now convinced that we perform "miracles" but it is simply because our skills and experience have become unique in the industry.
Many people invest in an artificial turf pitch because they can train 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In reality, the requirements for a playing field rarely exceed 1000 hours of play per year for a team of 25 players. This is because, during the day, most of the children are at school and the adults at work; in fact, in most cases, the pitches are used after 16:00 and until 20:00. One day a week the employees close the facility for a weekly rest and, between public holidays and holidays, the game is played 40-42 weeks a year.
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.
Construction of the new POWERgrass hybrid grass pitch at the Pro Rapid training centre in Bucharest.
Requalification of the Corradino stadium and training area with POWERgrass hybrid grass
Riqualificazione del terreno da gioco dello stadio Riviera delle Palme in erba ibrida POWERgrass
San Benedetto del Tronto (Italy)
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POWERgrass hybrid turf field
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