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.
The FPI establishes an “index” – a rating or score of an artificial turf fiber, to help prospective turf buyers understand and weight the individual qualities of a turf fiber. FPI provides a comparative measuring tool to help architects, facility owners and operators make the right artificial turf selection from a wide number of options.
Carefully designed to quantify the key aspects of a fiber, the FPI includes now the latest FRICTION TEST developed by Labosport. More than ever the FPI highlights the most important criteria to those purchasing a sports field:
- Durability – Measured by UV exposure and fiber wear resistance
- Resilience – Measured by the recovery of the fiber after compression
- Friction – Measured by the turf capacity to limit temperature elevation during friction
These key aspects are measured by 4 specific tests: