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Synthetic turf that follows the seasons

ByMedia desk

Oct 20, 2023

Condor Grass has launched a synthetic turf carpet whose colour adjusts to the time of the year.

The product was developed in close cooperation with synthetic grass supplier TenCate Grass.

Unlike natural turf, synthetic turf does not change colour during the winter months. According to a statement issued, Condor Grass saw an opportunity to create an appearance that suits all seasons. Dozens of discussions with technicians and professors led to comprehensive tests conducted both domestically and internationally. While these tests provided Condor Grass with valuable information and insights, they did not yield a viable result at first.

A significant breakthrough finally came in 2018. New tests conducted within and outside Europe resulted in a prototype. Condor Grass further developed this innovation in collaboration with TenCate Grass. This partnership laid the foundation for the groundbreaking Colorshift line, with ‘Chameleon’ being the first tangible product in 2022. The new generation of artificial grass has been extensively tested at multiple locations and under various conditions.

How it works

Synthetic turf with Colorshift technology changes colour based on heat. The outdoor temperature affects the shade of the product to match the current season. At temperatures of up to 15 degrees Celsius, Colorshift maintains a dark green appearance. The colour gradually transitions to light green between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius. At tropical temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius and above, the grass adopts a fresh, light green colour.

Starting with landscape

For the time being, Condor Grass will use the technology in its range with landscape products. However, history has shown that successful ideas for their landscaping products can quickly be introduced into the range of sports turf products.

Good examples are the Condor range of Alloa circularly developed products and the cooperation with Tide Ocean to support solutions for plastic pollution and poverty. Products labelled #tide ocean material are made with ocean-bound plastic waste collected by fishermen in Southeast Asia and Mexico. The project contributes to fair wages for fishermen, clean coastlines and reduced CO2.

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