Hybrid Turf System is a relatively new product. The combination of synthetic reinforcing fibers with natural herbs allows you to actively use the hybrid turf on sports fields with an intense gaming load. Reinforcing synthetic fibers make the grass more durable and resistant to damage. There are three main technologies of hybrid turf devices:
1. “Carpet stabilization system” is for the beginning, installation of a special mesh mat-substrate with artificial fibers already installed, then backfilling with peat-sand mixture, scrubbing reinforcing fibers on the surface and sowing the sports ground.
To date, the production of this system uses two (radically different) production technologies. It:
The main differences are in the durability of the system, the method of natural grass care, the playing characteristics of the site and the wear resistance. Coverage XtraGrass, from one of the world leaders in the production of synthetic coatings for sports - the company GreenFields, has a braided technology. Synthetic fibers (with a stiffener) are woven into a partially bioselectable substrate, which creates a lattice base with large spaces through which the roots grow freely and receive the required amount of nutrients. That allows you to seamlessly care for natural grass without harming the stabilization base. Braided technology has a greater number of built-in fibers of different heights that do not break out over time, as well as a more durable base. When installing the fabric sewn together, which creates a single monolithic stabilization system. Minuses: - long production time of coating, up to 3-6 weeks Pros: - high W-shaped bundle of fibers (in WoVengov technology) - no problem care and repairs - suitability to the game in a short time after installation - large voids in the substrate (in the Vougingovoy technology) - 45-60% biodegradable substrate (in WoVengovoy technology) - quick installation - it is suitable for reusable renovation (at the WoVengov technology) - excellent gaming performance
2. “Field Flashing” is a method for producing a hybrid lawn by introducing artificial fiber into a natural grass surface. More than 20 million artificial grass fibers are embedded in a natural lawn to a depth of 15–20 cm. The roots of natural grass are intertwined with artificial material, and this allows you to fix the surface of the field and achieve a stable and even coverage.
Minuses: - Low fixation of fibers with roots - Possible damage to the heating system during installation - 18-20 cm, deep for the root zone, as a result of a hard field - Difficult repair - Recommended annual renovation
Pros: - it is possible to flash existing field
3. "Fibresand" - the process of mixing synthetic fibers, sand and peat in an automated installation. Fiber is polyethylene, which, respectively, is mixed with sand and peat to create a fiber mix. Then this mixture is distributed over the surface, and is boron inside it. What follows alignment and seeding. A very important point - the correct selection of synthetic fibers. Since the stronger and better the fiber - the stronger the surface and its stabilization and playing characteristics!
Minuses: - Lack of vertical stabilization. - Rising prices due to the use of special installations, equipment and attachments.
Pros: - Excellent gaming performance - Enhanced root system drainage properties - Absolutely trouble-free maintenance and repair of the sports field