SGS intron aging tests confirm durability

To provide comprehensive insights into the sustainability and degree of value retention of LimeGreen® ONE-DNA™ products in the long term, we commissioned SGS INTRON, an independent testing and certification institute, to assess the impact of aging on the single-polymer composition of our artificial grass. The tests involved subjecting the products to accelerated aging, including exposure to UV radiation, increasing temperatures, and water.

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Why is this important?

The purpose of these tests was to evaluate the impact of aging on the properties of LimeGreen® ONE-DNA™ products. The results provide valuable insights into the long-term stability of our artificial grass, enabling us to make informed claims regarding sustainability and circularity. The aging test simulated approximately 10 years of exposure to outdoor conditions.

During the testing process, SGS INTRON conducted periodic analyses of the properties of the LimeGreen® samples at various time intervals, assessing fiber characteristics, including length, diameter, and color, as well as the Melt Flow Index (MFI) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) of the polymer used in the backing and fibers.


The results of the aging tests demonstrated the exceptional durability of LimeGreen® ONE-DNA™ artificial grass products. SGS INTRON observed only a minor change in the Melt Mass-Flow Rate (MFR) of the tested properties. Given the lifespan of LimeGreen® products, this slight decrease in MFR after a decade of exposure to outdoor conditions is negligible and does not impact the overall quality and performance of the artificial grass.

LimeGreen® ONE-DNA™ products remarkably retained their original characteristics, confirming their ability to withstand environmental conditions and maintain their aesthetic appeal over an extended period.