What is artificial turf made of?

Artificial turf is typically made of a combination of materials including plastic, rubber, and sometimes sand or other infill substances. The blades of grass-like fibers are usually made of polyethylene or nylon, while the backing is made of a variety of materials including latex, polyurethane, or woven fabric. The infill material is often made of recycled rubber or sand and is used to help the blades stand upright and provide cushioning for athletes playing on the turf.