Responding to the needs of architects, facility owners and operators, Labosport has introduced in 2015 the Fiber Performance Index (FPI)-the first true measurement of artificial turf fiber quality for sports applications.
The FPI establishes an“index” rating or score of an artificial turf fiber, to help prospective turf buyers understand and weight the individual qualities of a turf fiber. The FPI provides a comparative measuring tool to help for making the right artificial turf selection from a wide number of options.
Carefully designed to quantify the key aspects of a fiber, the FPI for sport, in addition to DURABILITY and RESILIENCE, includes now the latest FRICTION TEST developed by Labosport.
We are also expanding our FPI certification programme to landscape turf. The FPI for landscape measures objectively the performance of landscaping turf products. Besides the aspect and color of the turf, users are looking for three essential qualities: long term durability (i.e.resistance to traffic & weather), a similar feel to natural grass and a sustainable product.