The Future of Artificial Turf
Turfix strives to be the best in our field and yours.
We’ve made a commitment to continuous improvement and one of the ways we see this through is by keeping up with the latest and greatest trends and exciting innovations and improvement constantly being rolled out by the artificial turf industry.
Here are a handful of technologies that have been unveiled by one of the top manufacturers in the world dedicated to laying the future of artificial turf:
More Realistic Fibers
FieldTurf’s latest innovation in fiber design is the first to showcase a multi-layer, dual-polymer fiber design. As single-layer polyethylene fibers have certain inherent limitations, these fibers overcome them to provide leading levels of stability, durability, and resilience with a more realistic, grass-like texture.
All playing surfaces absorb heat energy from the sun and then release it back into its environment. This added heat load can cause a discomfort for players in warmer climates or on particularly hot days. New cooling technology helps reduce the surface heat by up to 35% when compared to traditional sand and rubber infill systems. The system accomplishes this feat by adding an exclusive extruded composite top dressing to the system.
Using a dynamic system of embedded and mounted sensors, computer vision, advanced AI, and machine learning algorithms, FieldTurf’s smart field technology allows an artificial turf field to track usage hours and the number of players across its surface as well as generate maintenance alerts based on real-time data. When Turfix performs maintenance, the system automatically logs where on the field it occurred and then creates an updated heat map.
Simpler Portable Systems
For applications where field turf must be removable, FieldTurf’s new portable system helps field owners break down and set up their fields quickly. The system can easily allow an ice rink to convert to an indoor soccer field for the summer months. The system features lightweight, easy-to-carry panels that connect using a simple, effective interlock system. A full-sized field can be installed by a small crew in less than a day.
Only the future will tell what is in store for the evolution of artificial turf, but Turfix promises a commitment to continue to provide the best surface possible for athletes and field owners. As passionate innovators like those at FieldTurf continue to push the limits and develop solutions that improve the lives of athletes of all ages and skill levels, Turfix is committed to staying in stride.
Contact Turfix today if you have any questions—we’d love to hear from you!