Innovation track record TenCate
TenCate’s history covers more than 300 years of textile technologies and a rich innovation track record. After its delisting from the Amsterdam Stock Exchange in 2016, TenCate, jointly with all TenCate companies, took a new approach towards sustainable innovation. Resulting in a strong portfolio of sustainable and circular synthetic turf solutions.
R&D Director Colin Young joins TenCate. Marking the start of TenCate’s sustainable innovation strategy.
Hellas introduces a 100% recyclable infill material (Ecotherm).
Acceleration towards denser, non-infill & organic infill systems.
Start partnership with GBN recycling.
Start discussion One-DNA turf.
Innovation Partnership with PSV Academy.
Hellas introduces a range of natural infills composed of olive pit and cork granules (Elia Renufill), and a 100% recyclable nailer board used to secure synthetic turf in place during installation (Eco Nailer).
Testing, prototype, and pilots of One-DNA turf.
Hellas introduces a surface cooling system with built-in cooling reservoirs (SoteriaMax).
TenCate partner Limegreen introduces TenCate’s One-DNA technology for landscaping.
Start pilot advanced recycling with ExxonMobil and Cyclyx in the US.
Introduction of next generation of non-infill solutions for elite sports via Greenfields, called Pure PT.
Hellas introduces the Wave Pad, an innovative prefabricated pad that enhances athlete safety.
Introduction of zero-water technology for hockey surfaces. First installed in the Netherlands under Greenfields Pure EP
Hellas introduces an innovative yarn with increased strength and higher production rates (Bi Axial Yarn).