January 21, 2019

Where Did The Idea of Artificial Grass Come From?

Artificial Grass is a surface of Synthetic Fibers made to look like natural grass.  The first generation of Artificial Grass was made up of fibers same as the ones used in the manufacturing of carpets, which also gave them a fake plastic feel and it was known it had to be made better for the use in big stadiums for international games. Today’s artificial grass manufacturing process includes polyethylene, polypropylene and nylon which gives a lush and softer feel and feels much more natural than the first generations’ ones.


In 1960, David Chany, Dean of the North Carolina State University College of Textiles, leaded the team of Research Triangle Park’s researchers who created the first notable artificial turf. Artificial Turf was first ever used in 1964 at the Moses Brown School. In 1966, it gained enormous popularity in the public when Astro Turf was installed in Houston Texas. In the early 1970s, when the use of Artificial Turf became popular in USA and Canada, it was being used in stadiums for popular games such as football and baseball. Sports Illustrated named David Chany as the man “responsible for indoor major league baseball and millions of welcome mats.” Growing and maintaining a grass field in big stadiums for games can be very difficult, challenging and expensive, but Artificial Turf has made it easy to now have big stadiums filled with grass.

There is no need to be worried about taking care, and cultivating grass in stadiums for games anymore, as artificial grass has stepped up the game. It does not require hours of labor or sunlight. Indoor matches are successful and possible because of this great invention, and games can be held without sunlight, even on rainy days. Now a days every country uses artificial grass widely from houses to stadiums.

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