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Durability


Product Comparison

The picture here depicts an example of two fibrillated yarn samples tested together. The picture was taken after 40,000 cycles. On the right-hand side, the product shows a combination of wear impacts; the color is fading, the filaments curl in a cork screw manner, and start to split. Whereas our HIGH PERFORMANCE product on the left maintains its integrity. 

With the Lisport Tester, all influences of wear and tear can be simulated:

Lisport Tester
  • Loss of Filaments
  • Fiber Splitting
  • Fiber Curling
  • Color Fading
  • Stress Whitening

 

 

 

Lisport tester: Cylinders equipped with studs

roll and slide over the turf sample.

 

 

 

100,000 CYCLES: THE WORLD’S BEST PERFORMING YARN!

Over the years we found a correlation to be realistic:
50,000 cycles of Lisport test equates a to heavy usage of 5 years (24 hours, 5 days a week)

The Lisport tester helped us to better understand the impact of shape, ingredients and process for the development of superior yarn!

Product Shape Lisport Performance Max. Cycles
(before visible fiber splitting occurred)

MF PE250TR

Triangle
MF PE250TR
35,000

MFPE315ST

Star
MFPE315ST
55,000

MF PE350RS

Diamond
MF PE270RS
100,000

Sunlight & UV Resistance

Polymers by themselves show only limited resistance against UV, heat, and sometimes humidity. In order to use polymers in long-term applications like sport fields, stabilizers must be added.

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Wear Resistance

For years, we have been collecting the data out of a device called the Lisport tester. In the turf market, this test is nowadays accepted as the most meaningful test method.

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Sample Preparation

Since a field is always exposed to wear and weathering at the same time, both should be tested on the same sample. That is why our samples are exposed to sun simulation prior to testing the abrasion resistance.

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