A PU backing consists of a polyurethane coating instead of latex. This innovation among the artificial grass has many advantages that we want to highlight in this blog.
Europe Grass would like to inform you about a backing that is being used more and more, namely the PU backing. The backing consists of a polyurethane coating instead of latex. This innovation among the artificial grass has many advantages that we want to highlight in this blog.
PU (Polyurethane) backing is Stronger, Lighter, and Smoother.
A PU backing offers a stronger bond due to the even distribution of the polyurethane over the fibres. This minimizes the possibility of fiber breakage or uprooting over time. There is no hardening or brittleness of the substrate, even under extreme weather conditions and prolonged intensive use.
Under continuous wet conditions, the PU backing provides excellent adhesion and dimensional stability. The artificial turf does not absorb moisture, which optimizes the water permeability.
A PU backing is odor and solvent free. The material is odorless and will remain so because it does not absorb animal urine (unlike a latex backing). The PU backing ensures that moisture and liquids do not penetrate into the underlayer of the artificial grass, but are drained off with rainfall. This way the artificial grass is safe and healthy for users.
Artificial grass with a PU backing is a lot more flexible than artificial grass with a latex backing. It provides permanent flexibility and is therefore easier to process on various hills, slopes and ditch sides. The PU backing has excellent softness and smoothness for easier and more flexible installation.
The application of PU backing does not require water during the manufacturing or cleaning process. In addition, the production process costs less energy. There is up to 90 percent less energy consumption.