TENCATE ACCORDER®, WOVEN BASE CONSTRUCTION
Turn, shift, accelerate and score. The technical playing qualities of artificial grass are determined by the composition of and the materials used in the entire system. GreenFields is a specialist in this area. Working closely with the TenCate group of materials technology companies, GreenFields designs and supplies integrated artificial grass systems.
By combining numerous technological innovations in one artificial grass system that consists of multiple integrated layers, sports associations and clubs can provide their top talents and enthusiastic amateurs with a safe, durable and affordable playing surface.
GreenFields – The choice of Champions.
Stable sub base
TenCate has developed an innovative new product, called TenCate Accorder®, which provides a firm basis for high-quality artificial grass systems.
TenCate Accorder® consists of a durable geotextile module that is only approximately seven centimetres deep and divided into dozens of equal-sized compartments per square metre, which are filled with local (re)usable soil. In this way, GreenField’s compact base layer is the most stable subsurface for playing sports available on today’s market. On site, much less soil has to be dug away, which saves time as well as excavation and transport costs, whilst drastically reducing the total system’s carbon footprint.
TenCate Accorder® is 100% recyclable.
Protecting the planet and players
With traditional artificial grass pitches, a layer of loose soil with a depth of as much as 40 centimetres is required. However, with TenCate Accorder® the subsurface is shallower, but more stable.
Benefits TenCate Accorder® base system
- Cellular confinement with a fixed floor compartment;
- Lowering costs of installation;
- Extremely solid base;
- Lower CO2 emission;
- Often, local soils can be used;
- For traditional (vertical) and lateral drainage;
- Quick installation;
- Extremely useful in areas where proper sub base material is not available;
- Strong but lightweight material;
- Easy to transport and handle;
- Suitable for sport, landscaping and geotextile;
- 100% Recyclable;
- Component for TenCate “Total Solutions”.
Why TenCate Accorder®?
The TenCate Accorder® geotextile stabilizes most soils effectively. A quality base can be built thinner, reducing excavation depth. 65% less trucking to remove soils and bring in new aggregate. Less expensive types of soil can be used in the TenCate Accorder® geotextile.
TenCate Accorder® is a base construction with existing materials. Local available soil materials can be used for filling pockets. TenCate Accorder® reduces Total Cost Ownership and/or more value in the top layer.
Durable system construction
The technical playing properties and characteristics of artificial grass benefit from the optimal alignment and maximum integration of the different modules in the total system.
With traditional artificial grass pitches, a layer of loose soil with a depth of as much as 40 centimetres is required. However, with TenCate Accorder® the subsurface is shallower, but more stable. An additional advantage is that TenCate Accorder® reduces the surface wear of the artificial grass pitch, thus extending its lifespan.
Furthermore, different drainage systems can now be used and laid under or above a TenCate Accorder® base layer.
Recyclable top layer and flexible underlayGreenFields® MX artificial grass was especially developed for football and it makes the top layer of the pitch completely recyclable. TenCate’s advanced weaving technique keeps the tufts of artificial grass upright so they support the ball and easily allow players to get their feet underneath it.The use of a cushioning underlay with an open weave structure enables the system to retain optimal shock-absorbing properties. The flexible TenCate Sine™ underlay keeps the artificial grass supple and the total system safe for playing sports.
Ard van PeppenProfessional Soccer Player / Roda JC
Always being able to train on artificial grass in our own stadium is a huge advantage. You get a feeling for the playability. Having the first team based in the stadium now instead of using a separate training ground is also good for the stadium’s dynamics.
Tom van HyfteProfessional Soccer Player / Roda JC
I never used to be in favour of artificial grass, but I have now been playing on it at Roda JC for two years and I've got used to it. We play on a great pitch. It's even better when it has been watered because it plays even faster.
Sander FischerTeam Captain / SBV Excelsior
I would rather play on a good artificial grass pitch, than on poor-quality natural grass. The game is nice and fast on our artificial grass because you don't have any clumps and the pitch is always flat.
Luigi BruinsProfessional Soccer Player / SBV Excelsior
I like attacking football and the best way to play it is on a fast pitch. The artificial grass pitch in Woudestein Stadium is fast, which really suits us.
Daryl van MieghemProfessional Soccer Player / SBV Excelsior
Our artificial grass pitch stays good whatever the weather. Our pitch is also fast - especially when it's wet - and that benefits our attacking style of play.
Bram van PolenProfessional Soccer Player / PEC Zwolle
The GreenFields pitch in our stadium has excellent playability. It is fast, which is fantastic for passing and completing moves. Everyone in the squad also thinks it's a good and reliable surface for playing and training on.
Sander RozemaProfessional Soccer Player / FC Emmen
You can still play football in Emmen even when there's snow on the ground.
Jordy van DeelenProfessional Soccer Player / FC Emmen
It's wonderful to be allowed to train on this pitch every day. It means we spend all our time in the stadium instead of at the training ground.
Frank OlijveProfessional Soccer Player / FC Emmen
I think it's fantastic that our youth team can now train and play in the stadium.
Illias Bel HassaniProfessional Soccer Player / Heracles Almelo
I think artificial grass is ideal. I love playing on it! I can use my technical skills and, when I shoot, it gives the ball a lot of speed.
Ramon ZomerProfessional Soccer Player / Heracles Almelo
For me as a defender, it took some getting used to at first, but I really enjoy playing on it now. The artificial grass pitch has also improved our style of play.
Tim BreukersProfessional Soccer Player / Heracles Almelo
The quality of the artificial grass pitch is good. Being able to play and train in practically any weather is fantastic.