Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, Missouri
We are a technology company whose patented innovations are enabling golf courses, sports grounds, and other leisure spaces like city parks to build long-lasting and low maintenance greens, bunkers and grounds.
Controlling the water, carbon dioxide and oxygen levels for various soil profiles in these spaces is a major challenge. Our proprietary CapillaryFlow technology offers a simple solution that ensures optimal moisture levels and good drainage regardless of the weather conditions.
Capillary Material is the common factor across most of our solutions including Capillary Bunkers, Capillary Hydroponics, and Capillary Geothermal. It is a patented and engineered polymer-based concrete that is the only building material that can move water both up and down to precisely regulate the moisture content of any adjacent material, such as sand or soil.
Vision: Central Station, Gothenburg, Sweden
We understand the challenges of constructing, maintaining and regulating moisture levels in golf courses, sports fields, equestrian arenas and city parks and squares. Everything we develop is tested in real-life situations – over and over again. We work with some of the most advanced laboratories in the world to develop the best and most effective solutions for our customers.
Martin Sternberg, CGCS, invents Capillary Concrete
The first installations are made and patents are filed
First US office location established. Capillary is selected for the 2018 Ryder Cup and 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris
Total international distributors now 10 and installations in 25 countries
A hydroponic system to grow natural grass without soil is invented and patented
First installation of Capillary Hydroponics with water savings of 85% documented.
Acquires Equestrian Footings company in Wellington, Florida. First equestrian installation with Capillary Hydroponics
Capillary Wash Box is invented and patents are filed
First installation of Capillary Baseball
Capillary Edge & Capillary Geothermal is invented and patents are filed. Large scale R&D project at Michigan State University is launched for Capillary Hydroponics where initial results show 85% water savings
In 2009, CapillaryFlow founder Martin Sternberg invented Capillary Concrete™ – a patented polymer-based concrete that is the only building material that moves water both up and down, regulating the moisture content of any adjacent material, such as sand or soil.
Over the next decade, this invention, now known as the Capillary Material, has laid the foundation for the development of Capillary Bunkers, Capillary Hydroponics, Capillary Wash-Box, Capillary Edge and Capillary Geothermal, all of which leverage the Capillary Material’s innate moisture control properties to offer customized solutions for different scenarios in golf courses, sporting arenas and cityscapes.
Sternberg, a self-confessed golf course nerd, comes from a family of golf geeks. He started playing golf at the age of 7, is a Class A PGA Professional, and a Certified Golf Course Superintendent.
One might wonder how did a golf geek go on to become an inventor?
For the complete story of how Sternberg’s love for golf and golf courses and (and an encounter with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore) inspired him to create Capillary Material, Capillary Bunkers and Capillary Hydroponics click on the link below.
Our board of directors include experienced turf professionals, and Certified Golf Course Superintendent Martin Sternberg. We have an amazing administrative team in Florida and sales & installations representatives all over the world.