Trionic Fiber

Softer, Stronger, Lasts Longer. Finally, the fusion of nylon and polyethylene.

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Throughout the history of the synthetic turf industry, the great quest of manufacturers has been to blend polyethylene (PE) and nylon (PA) into a single fiber. From its earliest inception until the 1990s, nylon was used nearly across the board for its superior resilience and strength. The downside of all-nylon texturized fibers was well-known — it was abrasive. In the 1990s, PE came into vogue and became the industry standard for tall pile face fibers. These PE fibers were much less abrasive, but they came at a cost. These PE fields sacrificed the strength that previous generations of turf fields offered.

Close-up of Trionic Fiber

AstroTurf now offers the TRIONIC fiber. This patent-pending development is a feat of chemical engineering never before achieved in the history of our industry. TRIONIC combines player friendly PE with ultra-durable nylon to deliver the ultimate fiber. TRIONIC is the new WONDERFIBER!


While some core systems may use two polyethylene compounds as a cost-saving shortcut, Trionic fibers are a totally different technology. To produce Trionic, polyethylene and nylon molecules are fused into a copolymer and then extruded as a single fiber. This patent-pending process chemically blends polyethylene with nylon, providing the softness of current fibers with the durability, strength, and resilience of nylon.

Fiber Shape
Fiber Shape

Legend Fiber Shape

  • Reflect and refract light
  • Rigidity
  • No weak points
Entanglement Technology
entanglement technology
  • Superior strength
  • Combats splitting
  • Strong against UV exposure and use

Our Trionic fiber features entanglement technology for superior strength. In fact, we now use this same technology in all of our PE fibers.

shark skin technology

Sharkskin Texture on Microscopic Level

  • Less abrasive fiber for players
  • Improves tuft bind
  • Increases longevity of field

The Difference:

The Trionic Fiber shows similar levels of degradation at 150,000 Lisport Cycles as the High Micron Monofilament fiber shows at 100,000 cycles, so it wears about 50% better than a similar fiber without the nylon reinforcement. While the High Micron monofilament is an excellent choice for an all-PE fiber, it simply doesn’t compare to the Trionic with nylon! Polyethylene fibers, regardless of how they are made, or how they may be combined, do not compare to the strength, resilience, and durability of TRIONIC.