TEN CATE THIOLON B.V.
|TEN CATE THIOLON B.V. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20120156401||ARTIFICIAL FIBER FOR USE IN AN ARTIFICIAL GRASS SPORTS FIELD - An artificial fiber for use in an artificial grass sports field is disclosed wherein, seen in a transverse sectional direction of the fiber, at least part of the fiber is provided with a stiffness-enhancing portion extending in the longitudinal direction thereof. The artificial fiber includes at least two fiber flange portions, at least one fiber flange portion forming the stiffness-enhancing portion, while at least two fiber flange portions have a uniform thickness. The improved artificial fiber is less flexible and consequently exhibits less tendency to deform to a flat orientation, but does not increase the risk of injuries to players or have an adverse effect on the playing characteristics of the field. Also disclosed is an artificial grass lawn, suitable for sports fields, having a substrate to which one or more artificial fibers of the invention are attached.||06-21-2012|
|20110262665||ARTIFICIAL GRASS FIBRE AND ARTIFICIAL LAWN COMPRISING SUCH A FIBRE - The invention relates to a synthetic fibre of the monofilament type for use in an artificial lawn, which synthetic fibre has a width greater than the thickness of the synthetic fibre.||10-27-2011|
|20100040808||SYNTHETIC FIBER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE - The present invention relates to a method for producing a synthetic fiber for use in an artificial grass sports field, including the steps of supplying a layer of synthetic material; and obtaining the synthetic fiber from the layer of synthetic material, wherein the layer of synthetic material comprises at least two layers of different synthetic materials, using a co-extrusion process. The invention also relates to such a synthetic fiber and to an artificial lawn suitable for sports fields, including a substrate to which synthetic fibers according to the invention have been attached.||02-18-2010|
|20090252899||Artificial Lawn, in Particular an Artificial Grass Sports Field - The invention relates to an artificial lawn, in particular an artificial grass sports field, comprising a substrate to which artificial grass fibres provided with additives are attached, which additives undergo a color change in response to an external stimulus. The object of the invention is to provide an artificial lawn as referred to in the introductory paragraph which is capable of displaying a range of colors in a simpler and more effective manner. According to the invention, the artificial grass fibres provided with an additive are attached to the substrate in the form of various groups of artificial grass fibres, each provided with a specific additive, wherein each specific additive of a group of artificial grass fibres undergoes a color change in response to a specific external stimulus. In this way a more versatile artificial lawn is realized, which can be used for various applications, and wherein a new group of artificial grass fibres can be activated to effect the color change each time by using a different, specific external stimulus.||10-08-2009|
Patent applications by TEN CATE THIOLON B.V.