Synthetic Grass Yarn: C-Shape
One of the most important aspects of any variety of synthetic grass is best appreciated close up. Like really, REALLY close up. At Purchase Green we design our grasses using seven different yarn types, each offering a unique shape and set of attributes. The shape of the grass blade is related to how the grass looks, feels and performs. This section is designed to help you learn about the benefits offered each of our yarn types.
We introduced the C-Shape fiber when we launched our Eco Line in June of 2015. We’re really excited about the C-Shape because it turns out the C has many amazing properties. Perhaps the most amazing is the fact that the “C” shaped fiber helps to reduce the surface temperature of the grass by diverting ultraviolet rays from the shorter curled fibers where heat can be trapped. As a result, our grasses with C-Shaped fibers show 10 to 20 percent improvement in temperature, making it an exceptional choice for those looking for a cooler grass that can handle moderate traffic.
The C-Shape yields a tall, thin fescue-like quality that results in very good realism and solid performance. It’s a bit shinier than other grasses though, and isn’t the softest grass we offer. But it does many things well and is a good choice for those looking for a grass that looks real, stays cooler and offers admirable durability.
The C-Shape is another Tencate fiber. As noted, Tencate is known for being one of the best yarn extruders in the world and this is another one of the products that helps give them that reputation. So why choose C-Shape?
Color: Whether it’s a robust, dark olive you seek or a lighter, springtime look, the C-Shape fibers offer two distinct yet beautiful shades of green. Both colors present a grass that is at the peak of its fullness and health.
Design: The design of the C-Shape is primarily due to customers asking us for a realistic-looking grass that was both durable and, most importantly, cooler to the touch. The shape really does make a difference. Instead of a flat surface that gets battered by heat, the C-Shape’s curve naturally reflects more heat away.
Performance: Interestingly, the same curvaceous property that keeps the C-Shape from getting as warm as other grasses also helps its resiliency. Nature knows best and the C-Shape, when you think about it, is really an arch. The arch, as you know if you’ve ever been to ancient Rome, is so durable and strong that it is often the only thing still standing after two thousand years. And in Utah, nature’s own arches have been standing for millions of years – a testament to the power of the C-Shape!