Tough, but not on the Planet.
We’re committed to the next generation of turf so you can be invested in a sustainable future. That’s why we offer recyclable versions of our woven products. Plus, our DuraFlo backing system is an all-polyolefin system, making it 100% recyclable. Play the long game when it comes to environmentally sustainable synthetic turf. Now’s the time to make the call.
Green is more than a typical turf color for us; when our DuraFlo coating is used, IRONTURF’s woven technology and polyolefin composition enables it to be fully recyclable. No other turf products on the market are currently eligible to achieve this feat.
Innovation for the future
For many years, TenCate has been devoted to creating functional and stunning turf with partial recyclability. Now, we’re excited to lead the industry in sustainability with fully recyclable IRONTURF fields that truly do give back to the planet.
With IRONTURF, our innovative approach to product development is a win-win for all, including the planet. Hot melt technology has long been used in geotechnical engineering and the specialty carpet industry. We’ve brought it to synthetic turf products to create our DuraFlo backing system, the most environmentally friendly option available.
Most synthetic tufted turf is created with a polyester backing and a polyurethane coating to create a suitable bond. While some tufted fields can be repurposed into other products (like plastic lumber), they cannot be used to produce new synthetic turf since the resin isn’t homogenous. Because IRONTURF is woven and doesn’t contain polyurethane, the recycled resin is homogenous and can be re-used for new fields.
No Compromise to Efficiency or Performance with Our Recyclable Duraflo Coating
Less is more. You can save up to 40% on adhesives with the DuraFlo backing system.
Dimensional Stability and Traditional Strength of Woven Turf
The polyolefins that make up our backing absorb almost no moisture, relieving the stress on seams. Plus, our process is relatively tension free, making the backing less likely to move. Tuft bind is unaffected by coating woven turf and grab tear is much higher than traditional tufted goods.
Our recyclable products maintain excellent water permeability and drainage.