ECOCEPT Performance Sports Base
GreenFields is proud to introduce the latest development in artificial turf base technology: TenCate Ecocept Performance Sports Base.
TenCate Ecocept™ is an innovative new type of porous pavement specifically developed for synthetic turf sports playing surfaces. It integrates seamlessly with synthetic turf products enhancing biomechanical properties. TenCate Ecocept™ offers load bearing capacity to reduce or eliminate the need for a conventional thick layer of crushed stone.
The TenCate Ecocept™ performance layer has capillary action, which means that it has superior lateral drainage capabilities so that costly trenched drainage below the field is not always required on installations, saving time and money. Water management options for field cooling, field irrigation, water collection and water recycling are available.
Flat Surface – Eliminate the crown on your field by using Ecocept performance base, increasing player performance, better viewing for the fans and still exhibiting excellent drainage properties.
Athletic Performance – stable base structure with the characteristics of a shock pad.
- Force Reduction
- Energy Restitution
- Combined Drainage & Irrigation functionality
- High Permeability
- Vertical or Horizontal water management
Re-use of Recycled Materials – Ecocept Performance Base is made of recycled plastics, recycled rubber and a binder material.
A New Type of Base Structure
Protecting the Planet and Players
Ecocept Performance Sports Base takes the concept of protection to a whole new level: It protects the planet in its use of post-consumer materials, and it also protects the players on the field from serious injury.
“Nearly all of these materials would otherwise end up in a landfill or in the environment, Ecocept reduces our waste stream and provides a new purpose for the otherwise useless end-of-life water material, creating a new field that is better than a conventional one”. – Guido Vliegen, Global Director of TenCate Grass
- Made from recycled end-of-life synthetic turf systems, waste plastics and recycled SBR rubber
- Saves roughly 140 tons of materials from landfill for each full-size field
- Reduces the need to excavate and remove local soils and likewise the need to backfill with crushed stone
- Saves up to 300 truckloads and 190 tons of associated carbon emissions per field
- Reduced risk of injury to players
- Environmental sustainability
- A simpler and faster construction process by combining several functions in one layer
- Structural stability while the field base is fully bound and stabilized
- Superior drainage performance
- Lower field temperatures via irrigation technology
- Stable footing due to seamless paved surface
- Consistent shock absorbency across the field and over time
- Water collection and recycling option
- Multiple sport performances from a single turf and pad system
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.