Royal Ten Cate

Industry: Consumer Goods & Retail

Royal TenCate is the world’s leading producer of synthetic grass fibers and other components for playing fields. The 300 year old Dutch company relies on consultants Reden, who support TenCate’s product design development process using Abaqus.

The Challenge

Optimize performance of artificial turf, taking into account the need to fine tune all elements,  including polyethane grass fibers, thermoplastic infill material, and polypropylene woven backing fibers. Read more.

Dassault Systèmes Response

TenCate chose Abaqus FEA from SIMULIA for modeling individual characteristics of each component before relating those to the behavior of the entire system.


Virtual testing with Abaqus ensures that turf will perform well during the physical tests mandated by FIFA.