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. The company’s products are used in major college and professional sports stadiums worldwide.
Quality Compounded Product Using ENTEK Extruders
The TenCate manufacturing facility in Dayton, TN USA uses ENTEK E-MAX™ twin-screw extruders for compounding color feedstock and producing precolored plastic pellets. The ENTEK extruders used by TenCate provide excellent mixing capabilities at low process temperatures.
The pellets produced on the ENTEK extruders are a mixture of polyethylene with color concentrates and ultraviolet (UV) stabilizers mixed in. After production they are fed into singlescrew extruders for monofilament and slit tape fiber lines. This unique ‘plastic to textile’ production results in TenCate’s finished product, the Thiolon® brand of synthetic fibers.