ArmorLoc™ is the spine of artificial grass manufacturing. ArmorLoc™ unique double- ply backing sets it apart from every other backing. The first ply is a polypropylene sheet; the second ply is a polyester sheet. These 2 parts are already fused together as 1 unit before the tufting process. Almost all other backings are just a 1 part polypropylene backing and sometimes a second layer of polypropylene is added. Even if a manufacturer offers 2 ply backing, it is not fused together prior to tufting, rather it is stitched together during manufacturing while the needle is tufting the backing. This method raises issue with stability of the backing by not being 1 unit before the manufacturing process. It can cause – waves, wrinkles, creases, and can expand or contract.
The goal when manufacturing artificial grass is to have a strong tuft bind. Unfortunately, coating over the stitch rows is not going to give you that. This is a practice of many of our competitors. It is likely to rub off during installation and break the tuft bind. To have a high-quality turf product, you will want to purchase products that include the AGL ArmorLoc™ Technology.