It seems incredible, but natural grass protects synthetic turf and eliminates many field defects of typical synthetic turf, especially those with 100% organic infill.
It's known that artificial yarns exposed to sun, in 8,000 hours (approximately 3.5-4.5 years for northern Italy), lose 50% of their resistance (half-life cycle). That is to say that the synthetic surface undergoes an irreversible aging by the mere fact of being exposed to the sun, without regard to the playing damages.
In recent years we have seen a market orientation towards organic infill materials, replacing the traditional rubber. Organic infill simulate better the game on natural grass but in fact they have too many side-effects, high maintenance costs and water consumption so as to eliminate an essential aspect of artificial grass: low maintenance costs.
Looking into a different prospective, for those who are looking for an high performance artificial turf, PowerGrass is an ameliorative alternative to those with organic infill, "replacing the organic infill with the living grass." Natural grass is dominating and the playing surface has an natural grass aspect meanwhile artificial turf is nearly imperceptible to the players.
In final analysis, we are talking about two completely different surfaces, so how they can be different Natural Grass and Artificial Turf. Natural grass benefits the reinforcement of artificial turf and contributes, in turn, to preserve synthetic turf by different points of view:
In the entirely artificial surfaces with rubber infill, this jumps with each bounce of the ball.
Manto sintetico consumato
A synthetic grass field consumed by the sun in 7 years, Aosta - Italy.
Sport 50 Installed
PowerGrass, before natural grass growth.
PowerGrass, upon reached the maximum density.
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POWERgrass hybrid turf field
Synthetic turf field