You’ve seen it on social media and in online catalogs, but how does artificial grass get made? Well, it’s quite a process. In this post, we’ll go over everything you need to know about how artificial grass is made.
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Artificial grass is made of polyethylene, a thermoplastic polymer used in various products, including plastic bags and bottles. It’s also one of the most common materials used to make synthetic grass.
Polypropylene is another thermoplastic polymer that can be used to create artificial grass. Both polyethylene and polypropylene are durable materials that can last for many years outdoors.
The other major component of artificial grass is crumb rubber. It’s made from recycled tires and helps give the synthetic turf its springy, cushioned feel.
The backing is the most environmentally-friendly part of a synthetic turf product. It’s made from recycled materials, natural materials, or even a combination.
For example, some companies use post-consumer waste like soda bottles and old carpeting to make their backing. Others use natural fibers like jute or soybean fibers gathered from plants grown specifically for this purpose.
And still, more companies reuse old nylon carpeting as a backing for their grasses. But the effort put into making environmentally friendly backings can be seen in the price tags that come with them.
Some cost more than others because they require more time and resources to produce (and therefore cost more). But regardless of what type of backing you choose for your artificial lawn—natural fiber or recycled plastic—you can rest easy knowing that your purchase helps reduce waste while protecting our planet at the same time!
Tufting is a way to weave synthetic fibers into the backing material. It’s typically done by hand, but machines have recently been developed that can do it too.
The machine uses needles to make thousands of holes in the backing material. The needle punch felting method involves punching synthetic fibers through non-woven materials, such as polypropylene and polyethylene.
This process is done at high speeds with little pressure applied on them with a needle (hence, “needle punch”). The higher degree of tufting per square inch means better performance and a longer life span.
That’s compared with low-denier artificial grasses on markets today, commonly found at retail stores like Home Depot or Lowe’s. They are retail corporations that installed outdoors around residential homes across America!
Needle punch felting is the best way to create a soft, dense, and realistic-looking artificial turf for residential, commercial, or industrial use. The process is done by hand by experienced needle punch felting technicians trained to set up and operate their machines properly.
The coating is applied to the artificial grass when it’s still on the roll. This process can be done in a number of ways, depending on what qualities the manufacturer wants to achieve in their product.
The more durable and thick the coatings are, the greater protection they will offer against UV rays (which fade out color). But it also raises maintenance costs because you’ll need to deal with any cracks that form on your surface more frequently.
The coating is just one step of many which contribute toward making artificial grass look good for years. But even if you’re using top-of-the-line products, there will come a time when you need some help keeping up appearances.
Artificial grass and pet turf are not the “same old stuff” you may have seen in the past. Today’s artificial grass is specifically designed for outdoor exposure.
Manufacturers use high-quality materials to manufacture the grass. Thus, it creates a more resilient turf that can withstand the normal wind, sun, heat, and snow stresses.