How is Artificial Grass Made?
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The process of making artificial grass is actually quite straightforward: there are three main components and three main stages of production.
The components are synthetic yarn, backing and glue. The stages are:
Stage 1: Tufting – spools of synthetic yarn and rolls of backing are fed into a machine that uses a series of needles to insert loops of yarn into the backing fabric – these loops, or tufts, will become the blades of grass.
Stage 2: Bonding – a coating of glue is applied to the underside of the backing, to fix the synthetic tufts in place; this then has to be allowed to dry, generally in a special oven.
Stage 3: Perforation – the artificial grass needs to be perforated in order to allow rain water to drain away.
Once all these processes have been carried out, the synthetic turf can be rolled onto spools ready to go out to customers.
Of course this is a very much simplified explanation and doesn’t take into account the manufacture of the component parts, the design of the machinery used, the science and technology that goes into constantly improving the product, and the rigorous testing and safety standards that must be adhered to – but it does give you an insight into the process.