Throughout the history of the synthetic turf industry, the great quest of manufacturers has been to blend polyethylene (PE) and nylon (PA) into a single fiber. From its earliest inception until the 1990s, nylon was used nearly across the board for its superior resilience and strength. The downside of all-nylon texturized fibers was well-known — it was abrasive. In the 1990s, PE came into vogue and became the industry standard for tall pile face fibers. These PE fibers were much less abrasive, but they came at a cost. These PE fields sacrificed the strength that previous generations of turf fields offered.
AstroTurf now offers the TRIONIC fiber. This patent-pending development is a feat of chemical engineering never before achieved in the history of our industry. TRIONIC combines player friendly PE with ultra-durable nylon to deliver the ultimate fiber. TRIONIC is the new WONDERFIBER!
While some core systems may use two polyethylene compounds as a cost-saving shortcut, Trionic fibers are a totally different technology. To produce Trionic, polyethylene and nylon molecules are fused into a copolymer and then extruded as a single fiber. This patent-pending process chemically blends polyethylene with nylon, providing the softness of current fibers with the durability, strength, and resilience of nylon.
- Reflect and refract light
- No weak points
- Superior strength
- Combats splitting
- Strong against UV exposure and use
Our Trionic fiber features entanglement technology for superior strength. In fact, we now use this same technology in all of our PE fibers.
- Less abrasive fiber for players
- Improves tuft bind
- Increases longvity of field