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It’s Thumbs-Up for CCGrass Artificial Turf Pitches at St. Kevin’s College, Australia

Escrito por ccgrass 02-02-2018 en CCGrass artificial. Comentarios (0)

CCGrass has contributed to the success of a project at St. Kevin’s College, Australia. Two pitches were installed with CCGrass artificial grass products. The football pitch, which has already passed the FIFA Quality Pro tests, is installed with CCGrass Vmax, and the other one, a hockey synthetic turf pitch which has obtained FIH Global Level Product Certification, is installed with CCGrass Green HF. The advantages of CCGrass sports grass includes outstanding quality in wear resistance, ball rebound, and ball roll. The product used on the football pitch, Vmax, is super resilient and durable and its wear resistance has been proved by Labosport, one of FIFA’s appointed labs. As the lab report of Vmax shows, Vmax can endure 15,000 circles in the Lisport XL test, which means this synthetic grass product is durable beyond expectations and perfect for long-term use.

Last month, the National Sports Expo in Australia organized a field tour and invited its exhibitors to visit the two pitches at St. Kevin’s College. All the exhibitors are industry insiders, according to their professional opinions, these two artificial grass pitches are beautifully done and an example of the top-level quality of the artificial grass industry. After seeing the pitches, they unanimously gave their praises and thumbs-up to our colleagues on site.

Founded in 1918, St. Kevin’s College is one of Australia’s most prestigious private Catholic schools, and sports have always been one of its dedications. The reason why they chose CCGrass artificial turf product for their pitches is obvious: as a FIFA Preferred Producer, CCGrass is known for delivering high-quality artificial grass, and our previous successful cases are strong proofs to our excellence.


CCGrass Appointed as FIH Preferred Supplier

Escrito por ccgrass 01-02-2018 en artificial turf. Comentarios (0)


CCGrass, the world’s largest producer of artificial turf products is delighted to announce that the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has confirmed CCGrass’s appointment as an official FIH Preferred Supplier. The Preferred Supplier status is aimed at ensuring only the highest quality hockey pitches are installed, no matter what level of play is required.

Within the FIH Quality Programme, being a Preferred Supplier is the highest honor achievable and only goes to companies that meet all the criteria of FIH Certified Manufacturers and Pitch Builders.

CCGrass is committed to working with the FIH around the world to provide both high-quality hockey pitches suitable for all levels of hockey, including international, national and club levels and to developing the sport of hockey.

“We are delighted to have been accepted as a FIH Preferred Supplier, and believe that such an internationally recognized quality-assurance programme

will help provide

high quality hockey turf installations worldwide.

We hope it will inspire more people to play hockey, promote player welfare and protect the investment of those funding hockey facilities.”

CCGrass General Manager, Mr. Qiangxiang Wang

“The increase in Preferred Suppliers now gives facility owners a wider choice when selecting a company to provide both turf and installation services. By choosing one of these 10 companies they can ensure that their field will perform correctly, is safe, built to specification and maintains performance. As a result we hope that many more hockey fields will be FIH certified over the coming years across the world.”

FIH Facilities Manager, Alastair Cox

About CCGrass

CCGrass is the world’s largest producer of synthetic turf, with an annual production exceeding 30 million square meters. In addition to becoming an official FIH Preferred Turf Supplier, CCGrass is also a FIFA Preferred Producer for football turf. Based in Nanjing, China, CCGrass has recently opened its European office in Frankfurt, Germany.

About the International Hockey Federation (FIH)

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is the world governing body for the sport of hockey, recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Founded in 1924, FIH today has 132 member National Associations.

As part of the FIH Quality Programme for Hockey Turf, Preferred Suppliers manufacture hockey turf products and build hockey fields.


Why I say most people don’t know how to choose artificial grass for their garden?

Escrito por ccgrass 29-01-2018 en artificial grass. Comentarios (0)

Why I say most people don’t know how to choose artificial grass for their garden?

Before joining in this business, I already had the first experience of artificial grass. That was the second year after I graduated from college, and I didn’t realize that was artificial. It was a soccer field at a college near my apartment. I was trying to lose some weight at that time, also to reduce the pressure from the daytime work through exercise. If you were young and living in China, you probably wouldn’t have money to spare for the expensive gym. So I choose to jog on that soccer field with my girlfriend before dinner. One day, after running, we sat on the pitch, and I casually pulled the grass as everyone would do. But I can’t for the “leaves” were too tough, almost like some kind fibrous material. Then I dug up some rubber from the pitch, which I thought should be soil, then I said, ‘’Oh! It is plastic ‘’(I did not know the material of the infill at that time). However, this prompted me to think that this kind of product may have a big tomorrow.

For many reasons, I entered this field later and joined the biggest artificial grass company named CCGrass. Three years ago, one executive in my company bought a house with a big backyard in our city. Then he decided to use artificial grass to finish the flooring. At that time, landscaping grass was developed. Unlike the soccer field grass which comes in different yarn structures and appearances, it is much more suitable for garden landscaping. Later, I got a chance to film the installation process and made an introductory video of landscaping grass.

When we finished, I started to think what makes good landscaping grass. After the installation, any microcosmic difference becomes not that important. Indeed, you still need good-looking grass and realistic looking. But the typical characteristics of the grass such as the shape of the yarn and the color of the backing become almost indiscernible to me when finished. I did consider them a lot when we were trying to make the decision of model picking. In fact, on some level, the latest artificial grass is too refined to be used for landscaping because the color is greener and shape flatter than real grass. Many R&D departments were putting too much focus on microcosmic looking because when people try to make a purchase decision; those characteristics are often the priority.

I realize my best experience of artificial grass was the first time I sat on the soccer field near my apartment. I did not immediately find out it was actually synthetic. That’s just enough for the product appearance. People choose artificial grass because it needs much less water and maintenance than nature one, and you can put it anywhere without applying chemical fertilizer, it is safe and evergreen. I said to myself, that’s what people need, their real need.

Because of my job, I get to visit many countries to see and learn the artificial landscaping in the world, such as Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, Vietnam, Peru, Chile and the United States (That’s right, our sales network is all over the globe).

I must admit, not every landscaping site proves to be good. Many of them were installed many years ago and were constantly exposed to heavy sunlight for 8–10 hours per day. Even in some cases, the lawn obviously was crushed by vehicles frequently and became some kind of shabby carpet. Of course, if you drive on real turf, the result would be the same. The lawn in the garden is much better. People care about its appearance and make necessary maintenance. Nevertheless, there are still striking differences among the projects I’ve seen. Some samples faded and were worn out in quite short time (less than 6 months). Again, they became some kind of shabby carpet, totally not the same as when they were new.

Convenient, safety and long-lasting freshness are the key advantages of artificial grass. If the turf needs to be changed every 6 months, you’ll have a horrible product experience. And I notice that, if the landscaping lawn is good-looking and well-maintained, people are more likely to sit and lie on it because it feels good, just like real turf. But you do not want to get allergies when you touch the lawn. Many people are allergic to heavy metal, and if the turf was not manufactured right, they may contain heavy metal, clearly, you don’t want your child to sit on turf like that.

We tested some of the faded samples and did find some heavy metals and high-concern chemical substances, which are very unhealthy to the human body. Obviously, those samples were not our products. But why did the turf end like this? Why does it contain those chemicals and heavy metals which are not healthy for people? I want to find out the reason. Later on, I discussed with my friend and colleague Dr. Zhao. He majored in polymer chemistry and has served in the industry for over 20 years. He said,” Many pieces of evidence point to the fact that some irresponsible manufacturers, in order to reduce the cost, they use recycled materials to produce landscaping turf. Recycling itself is not the issue, it’s healthy and environmentally friendly. But how to use the recycled materials is the problem. Using them to make outdoor chairs, trash cans, and things like that are ok because their structure and use require less durability and contact. Even for those applications, you have to make sure the recycling process is correct to reduce heavy metals and other high-concern chemical substances in the recycled materials. “ He did not mention the durability, because, at that time, our company did not care about it, either. We used to think the appearance is the only selling point for landscaping grass like everyone did. But I think the market would care about the durability. Recycled materials also could cause poor durability, especially, reduce UV resistance. That gives the answer of fading and aging of the samples.

From that time, our R&D started to research about how to improve the durability and how to ensure 100% health. For me as a marketing man, I started to think how to introduce to the world market what is durable and healthy landscaping lawn. Both of us have achieved our goals, and the answer is below:UV Defender & Health Protector. If you see those two logos, they mean that:

l The product model was tested by SGS (world’s leading testing and certification company) with the official test report

l After over 3000 hours of UVA&UVB exposure, the product has no fading

l The product is lead-free

l No 8 heavy metals are detected in the product

l No 72 high-concern chemical substances are detected in the product

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If you want more details, please check out the VCR:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t32leI_YCkk&spfreload=10

You may ask, why it works? How does it work? Please refer to the test report:

https://www.artificialgrasslandscape.com/uv/

Hopefully, more and more people can identify high-quality grass.


The Cutting Edge of the Modern Mall

Escrito por ccgrass 25-01-2018 en artificial grass. Comentarios (0)

Competition is growing in the management of malls. With so many new facilities rising all around, you have to constantly be creative to stand out today. One great area of opportunity is with holiday decorations. An amazing setting that is fun for families to visit will cause them to talk about it with their friends and result in an increase in visits to your property. The sky is often said to be the limit but perhaps it’s time to look closer to earth.

Bring the Green

Seeing grass indoors is a unique experience, one we don’t have everyday. Bringing something from the outdoors, indoors to your mall can be just the refreshing experience your patrons would enjoy. It is well know that if your space is comfortable, patrons will stay longer, and longer visits results in better sales for your tenants. Adding a real lawn indoors is incredibly complex, not to mention expensive. Synthetic grass on the other hand is inexpensive and can be reused for more than one arrangement and lasts for many years. Modern artificial lawns are much more realistic looking compared to astroturf from years ago. With a wide variety of blade types and colors, synthetic grass is a comfortable and easily cleanable material that can be used in a wide variety of settings.

Seasonal Foundations

From an Easter Bunny house to Santa’s Workshop, artificial grass can be a foundation for many seasonal theme areas. A wedding pavilion could draw the attention of brides to be and have a natural outdoor feeing thanks to a synthetic lawn. The colors of modern artificial grass are tuned to make an extremely realistic natural grass appearance. In


Another area that is often unexamined are the grounds surrounding your mall. Replacing a traditional lawn with an artificial lawn can reduce your grounds maintenance costs dramatically. Synthetic grass is low maintenance and reduces the need for vast amounts of water to maintain a lawn. Artificial lawns also don’t require chemicals for fertilization or pest & weed control. This creates a safer environment for your employees and guests. Contact your local building supplies provider and ask for CCGrass or contact us directly to develop a custom lawn for your needs.

Find out more at http://www.ccgrass.com or contact us at info@ccgrass.com


FIH Publishes New Standards for Hockey Turf and Facilities

Escrito por ccgrass 23-01-2018 en artificial grass. Comentarios (0)


Building on the success of FIH Quality Programme for Hockey Turf, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has recently launched new standards for hockey turfs, hockey fields and Hockey5s courts.
The new Standard is published in four parts. Part 1 is a general guidance for those considering a new hockey facility. Part 2 defines the FIH Approved Products and the performance and durability standards to achieve. Part 3 describes the performance and construction requirements for a hockey field. Part 4 of the Standard is similar to Part 3 but describes the performance and construction requirements for small sided hockey facilities used for Hockey5s and other versions of mini-hockey.
Available as downloads on the FIH website, the new standards mark another milestone in the development of high quality, sustainable hockey facilities.
A principle change in the new Standard is a focus on encouraging manufacturers to develop surfaces for use at the higher levels of the sport that require less water, with the desire that they will eventually be able to produce surfaces that perform as a Global category Hockey Turf without any water.
Equally important, the new Standard also sees an expansion of the multi-sport categories of Hockey Turf approved by the FIH. The new Standard has categories that will enable sports such as tennis, netball and lacrosse to be played on hockey fields and courts.
During the development process, FIH is committed to building standards for hockey turfs, fields and courts with the purpose to provide the performance guidelines, to develop facilities for the next generation and to enhence consistency and quality of fields across the world.
As a FIH Certified Manufacturer, CCGrass specializes in the manufacturing of hockey turf. We have a proven ability to manufacture hockey turf to the standards the game requires, operate quality management systems to ensure consistency in products and provide comprehensive maintenance advice to customers. CCGrass global level system is certified for top-level professional hockey games, such as the Olympic Games and the World Cup.

CCGrass, the largest manufacturer of artificial grass in the world, is dedicated to providing the best artificial turf for both athletic and landscape purposes. After more than 10 years of focused development, CCGrass products have served clients from multiple regions with varying needs, including professional football clubs, government bodies, schools, and countless households around the world. CCGrass products meet the highest standards of leading sports organizations, such as FIFA, IRB, FIH, ITF, etc. CCGrass products have been installed in more than 90 countries with a total volume of more than 90,000,000 m².
For more information about CCGrass, please check www.ccgrass.com or mail to info@ccgrass.com