TenCate Ecocept® is an innovative new type of porous paved layer specifically developed as a base for synthetic turf sports surfaces as part of a TenCate Grass system. It integrates seamlessly with artificial grass to enhance biomechanical properties and support performance.

TenCate Ecocept offers load bearing capacity to reduce or eliminate the need for a conventional thick layer of crushed stone. TenCate Ecocept has capillary action, giving superior lateral drainage capabilities to the layer so that costly trenched drainage below the field is not always required on installations, saving time and money. Water management options for field cooling, field irrigation, water collection and water recycling are also available with TenCate Ecocept.


  • Made from recycled end-of-life synthetic turf systems, waste plastics and recycled SBR rubber
  • Saves approximately 140 tons of material from landfill for each full-size field constructed with TenCate Ecocept
  • Reduces the need to excavate and remove local soils and likewise the need to backfill with crushed stone
  • Saves up to 300 truckloads and 190 tons of associated carbon emissions per field


  • Reduced risk of injury to players
  • Environmental sustainability
  • A simpler and faster construction process by combining several functions in one layer
  • Structural stability while the field base is fully bound and stabilized
  • Superior drainage performance
  • Lower field temperatures via irrigation technology
  • Stable footing due to a seamless paved surface
  • Consistent shock absorbency across the field and over time
  • Water collection and recycling option
  • Multiple sport performances from a single turf and pad system

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