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The history of Artificial turf
- Jan 31, 2018 -

The United States was the first country to develop and produce artificial grass, since the 1960s has been committed to the development of artificial grass technology, through their continuous promotion, in the 1980s, other countries gradually accept artificial grass products. The first man-made grasses were made of polypropylene fiber, with emphasis on hockey fields.

With artificial grass in Europe and the United States and other land popularization, by the middle of the 90 's, China began to introduce artificial grass, was soon accepted by various sports institutions and rapid development, thus opened the artificial grass industry in China's development prologue. With the movement of artificial grass in the domestic rapid promotion of use, a large number of foreign artificial grass brands have entered the Chinese market, and in this environment, the domestic also gradually emerged through foreign powerful equipment and technical support, and the establishment of large-scale modern production base of the set of artificial turf production and sales of national enterprises.

The high quality of the artificial turf in China, although its popularity in China than in Europe 10 years later, but the user in a very short time to accept it. 1990, China's only nearly 10,000 square meters of man-made lawn sports field, from 1997 full access to China to 1999 of the two years of application area grew to 500,000 square meters, 2000-2001 application area rapid development reached 1.5 million square meters. 2002-2003 application area reached more than 3 million square meters, its development curve and plastic runway is the same, and quickly and plastic runway together to become the school sports venues of the new standards. To Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and other major cities as the guide, the Government's education, sports departments have made plans to promote the artificial turf. In addition to schools, many of our professional sports centers, such as: Beijing's first agricultural altar, the Dong Dan, Ditan, Chaoyang and so on have used artificial lawn as the main sports ground.

The artificial turf experiences the following development processes:

The first generation: (1962-1977) pp fiber products, do not fill sand, no elastic layer, skin burns, maintenance water consumption, expensive, length between 10mm-12mm.

The second generation: (1975 so far) pp fiber products, began to fill quartz sand, skin burns, maintenance water consumption, the length of 25MM.

The third generation: (1982-1985) contains the raw fiber of pp fiber grass, sand, no elastic layer, the skin burns.

Fourth generation: (1985 to present) the PP or PE fiber with raw fiber, fill sand, the bottom has elastic cushion layer, the quality is hard, have burns to the skin, height ascend to mm.

Fifth generation: Each grass stems for PE single filament filament, fill sand/rubber granules, soft, skin burns small, grass fiber resistance to UV performance is good.

Sixth generation: Each grass stems for open net single fiber filament, soft, basic no skin burns, grass fiber resistance to UV performance, the entire system of elastic cushion + dense filler, increase the movement of the buffer, resembles natural grass.