Compounding the Yarns for Artificial Turf
TenCate Grass is the world’s leading producer of synthetic grass fibers and components. Based in The Netherlands with manufacturing facilities in North America, Asia and the Middle East, the company produces innovative synthetic grass fiber, primary backing, and infill materials that enhance the overall performance of artificial turf fields.
TenCate needed to rapidly expand its capacity in North America and sought an extruder supplier offering state-of-the-art equipment, engineering services, turnkey installations, and world-class service.
ENTEK provided complete turnkey design and installation service to get the first ENTEK compounding line in the TenCate plant running. This included designing the line to fit into a confined, existing space; providing custom feeder and material handling equipment; and handling the installation and start-up.”
TenCate’s Dayton plant doubled its output of turf fibers in seven years starting in 2001.
“We will be installing several new monofilament lines to keep up with the demand,” said Jones, “and the next time we need a new compounding line, we will be talking with ENTEK. Working with them is a pleasure, whether we’re dealing with sales, engineering, or service.”