Hybrid turf is a product created by combining synthetic reinforcing fibers with natural grass. It is used for stadium pitches and training pitches and for association football, rugby, American football, golf, and baseball grounds. Reinforced natural grass can also be used for events and concerts. Synthetic fibers incorporated into the root zone make the grass stronger and more resistant to damage.
The playground hybrid turf market is expected to surpass US$ 9,717 million by the end of 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 6.8% during the forecast period (2022 to 2030).
A rising need to replace original grass is a key driver of the market growth. Taking care and maintaining original grass is less preferred in many places such as schools and public playgrounds. Especially, in large stadiums, the expenditure is mounting due to the maintenance of original grasses. The exceptional features of the product are no irrigation requirement, low maintenance, and less decorating process. All these features of hybrid turf create a high demand among the end users. Rising awareness of these turfs is impacting their demand from the residential and commercial sectors. The expansion of the market is also high due to rising awareness.
Among region, Europe accounted for a major share of 38.7%, in terms of revenue, in the market, globally in 2021 and is anticipated to grow at a significant rate over the projected period. The presence of a large number of sports fields, switching trends from natural grass to synthetic grass, and increasing popularity of outdoor sports are expected to upkeep the market growth for playground hybrid turf in the region.
Figure 1. Global Playground Hybrid Turf Market Revenue Share (%), By Region, 2021
The high cost of hybrid turf is a restraining factor of the market growth. Hybrid turf requires a heavy investment and the demand for playground hybrid turf is declining due to the cost. The turf is made from polyprene. It increases the overall cost of the hybrid turf product. The installation and final product costs are also high. Many developed stadiums are able to afford the product. However, small stadiums may find it pricey. The surging cost of the product in recent years can decline the adoption rate of hybrid grass. In addition, low-cost market alternatives will continue to be a restraint during the forecast period.
|Base Year:||2021||Market Size in 2021:||US$ 5,388 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2017, 2018, and 2019||Forecast Period:||2022 to 2030|
|Forecast Period 2021 to 2028 CAGR:||6.8%||2030 Value Projection:||US$ 9,717 Mn|
Shaw Sports Turf, Ten Cate, Hellas Construction, FieldTurf, SportGroup Holding, ACT Global Sports, Controlled Products, Sprinturf, CoCreation Grass, and Domo Sports Grass.
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The escalating demand for durable, cost-effective, and easy-to-maintain flooring products for outdoor applications represents the primary factor driving the playground hybrid turf market growth. Additionally, the increasing number of sports and tournaments and unfavorable climatic conditions for proper growth of natural grass are augmenting the demand for artificial turf. Due to such factors, the playground hybrid turf market is expected to have a steady growth during the forecast period.
Figure 2. Global Playground Hybrid Turf Market Revenue Share (%), By Type, 2021
Among type, With PE Artificial Grass Turf segment held a major market share of 43.34% in 2021 and is expected to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period. This can be attributed to its properties such as resiliency, softness, and durability required for technically demanding contact sports pitches.
Global Playground Hybrid Turf Market - Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the operations of industries across different regions owing to lockdowns imposed for prolonged periods, restrictions enforced on international trades, the shutdown of manufacturing units, travel bans that led to supply chain disintegration, and so on. The demand for playground hybrid turf has been declining during this period. However, there is slight scope for growth in many stadiums in the coming years. Many individuals are increasingly interested in designing their homes. This trend among the customers is inkling them to purchase artificial turf for lawns and balconies.
Major players operating in the playground hybrid turf market include Shaw Sports Turf, Ten Cate, Hellas Construction, FieldTurf, SportGroup Holding, ACT Global Sports, Controlled Products, Sprinturf, CoCreation Grass, and Domo Sports Grass.
Hybrid grass is widely used in sports arenas and stadiums. Maintaining this hybrid grass is more effortless than the original grass. It is used in commercial as well as residential places. The use of hybrid grass in households and lawns is becoming prevalent these days. The crucial part of the hybrid turf market is the installation. These turfs are available in different sizes and shapes. They are highly customizable and suitable for residences and commercial spaces.
Advancing sports industries are rapidly adopting hybrid turfs. Hybrid grass is a product that replicates original grass and provides an appealing look to any landscape. The demand for the playground hybrid turf market is surging in regions that have high demand for sports activities. The investments for the market form stadiums and other sports centres are high. The base material for artificial turf is nylon and polyethene. The smooth texture and water-resistant properties of the turf make it suitable for stadiums that are located in rainy regions. The softness, resilience, and durability of the products attract many end users. Due to these market trends, the playground hybrid turf market value is immense.
Asia Pacific is projected to register a growth rate of 21.5%, in terms of volume, over the forecast period owing to increasing construction activities backed by rising investments from foreign multinationals. Developing tourism and hospitality industries is also a major driver triggering the consumption of the hybrid grass in commercial applications. Moreover, growing constructions for commercial playgrounds and rapid urbanization are likely to support market growth.
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