Responding to the needs of architects, facility owners and operators, Labosport is proud to introduce Labosport Fiber Performance Index (FPI) – the first true measurement of fiber quality.
As part of the Labosport Certification Program, Labosport 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.
Labosport FPI was carefully designed by Labosport to quantify the 3 key aspects of a fiber that are most important 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.
Smoothness – Measured by the smoothness or feel of the fiber.
These key aspects are measured by 4 specific tests:
TEAR • RECOVERY • UV • FEEL