Synthetic turf fibers are sensitive to degradation when exposed to sunlight, as photo-degradation breaks down their polymer chains.
Ultimately this induces cracking, chalking, color changes and loss of physical properties. The fiber will eventually disintegrate itself.
In order to counter this phenomenon, manufacturers add a combination of UV stabilizers to the polymer, following a precise formulation of their own.
The formulation makes the most use of synergies between families of stabilizers and therefore, a small deviation in the recipe can cause the stabilizers to be far less efficient than planned.
Labosport Sypac has therefore developed a Label to reward producers who have implemented quality control in their plants.