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AirFibr Press release : AirFibr is the leading Euro 2016 hybrid grass technology

40% of Euro 2016 stadiums equipped with the AirFibr hybrid grass

The Euro football championship will be held in France from today to July 10th 2016. For this special occasion, 4 out of the 10 grounds of the Championship have been equipped with AirFibr, an innovative hybrid grass technology. This technology is also used by other clubs in Europe like Real Madrid and Arsenal FC.

AIRFIBR AT EURO 2016: 4 STADIUMS AND 2 BASE CAMPS

AirFibr is a French innovative hybrid grass, 4 Euro 2016 stadiums are equipped with this technology: Lyon, Toulouse, Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne. One semi-final of the competition will be held on an AirFibr ground.

Euro 2016

Parc Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon)

Furthermore, AirFibr pitches will also play host to the base camp of Portugal at the National French Rugby Centre, as well as to the Swiss team at the Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier. Very positive reviews have been released on the pitches: Alex Miescher, General Secretary of the Football Swiss Association is very enthousiastic: “I have rarely seen such a good pitch. It ranks 4th in the best turfs of Ligue 1. The training conditions are fantastic”.

WITHIN 3 YEARS, 16 EUROPEAN CLUBS HAVE BEEN EQUIPPED WITH AIRFIBR: REAL MADRID, ARSENAL FC…

The first AirFibr ground was installed back in 2013 at Stade de l’Aube in Troyes for the ESTAC club. Since then, 15 other European clubs of Premier and Second Leagues, among which Real Madrid, Arsenal FC and Olympique Lyonnais, have been equipped with AirFibr. As for rugby pitches, the French Rugby Federation and Racing 92 also opted for the installation of AirFibr. Dan Cater, the “best player in the world”, daily trains himself on our technology.

AIRFIBR: THE FIRST HYBRID TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE RISKS OF PLAYERS’ INJURY.

AirFibr is a hybrid grass technology specifically designed for stadium and training pitches for top level football and rugby. It is made of 100% natural grass anchored in an artificial rootzone formed with sand, synthetic microfibers and granulated natural cork :

  • Thanks to 150 billion of synthetic microfibers in its substrate, AirFibr offers an all-weather resistance to the most intensive use.
  • The granulated corks tangled in the fibers enhance shock absorption when the player hits the surface and reduce the risks of players’ injury by 20 to 40%.
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    Rootzone components of the AirFibr technology

    About us

    Founded in 2009, Natural Grass is specialized in developing innovative natural surfaces. Its first technology launched on the market in 2013, the AirFibr hybrid grass solution, is now installed on 40% of Euro 2016 stadiums, alongside with major European clubs like Racing 92, Arsenal and Real Madrid. Natural Grass also developed new eco-designed technologies for urban natural surfaces: green walls, green roofs, and traffic lanes reinforced with vegetation.

    Contact

    www.naturalgrass.com
    Hugo Compas
    hugo.compas@naturalgrass.fr
    +33 (0)1 83 79 99 87
    Twitter : @NG_AirFibr
    Facebook : AirFibr

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