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GreenFields releases first certified non-irrigated field hockey turf

June 30, 2023

GreenFields, a subsidiary of TenCate, released Pure EP, a new dry (non-irrigated) hockey turf.

The company says the new turf’s surface does not consist of standard blades of grass, instead, it is made of a unique composition of looped artificial turf fibers.

Photo: GreenFields

Photo: GreenFields

Field hockey club MHC Weesp is the owner of the world’s first dry (non-irrigated) hockey turf field. The field was certified by the International Hockey Federation (FIH). After the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, the FIH intends to exclusively use water- and infill-free artificial turf at the international level.

“In 2018, the FIH announced its sustainable ambition to begin the transition towards water-free hockey fields after the Olympic Games in Paris,” said Vincent Homrighausen, managing director for GreenFields and downstream EMEA at TenCate. “A water-based artificial turf field in the Netherlands requires 3.5 to 5 million liters of water per year. Given the growing water shortage and the lack of equal opportunities to play this sport, it was high time for a change.”

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