Entries by ESTC Communications

Vote of confidence for Council

The ESTC Council has received a vote of confidence from its members. The three members whose seats were up for election, have all been re-elected. The council has been further strengthened with the election of Stefaan Florquin (Re-Match). The ESTC Council is made up of 10 members, including two vice-presidents, who are elected for a […]

EC will welcome ESTC PEF input

The European Commissions has responded positively to the ESTC proposal to help draft the Product Environmental Footprint regulation on synthetic turf. An ESTC delegation presented the proposal to the EU in mid-September. “Convincing the EC that drafting a Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) regulation for synthetic turf is essential and is a big achievement as we […]

ESTC statement on PFAS

Concerns have been raised over the possible presence of PFAS in synthetic turf fields. The PFAS substance group contains over 6,000 substances, some of which have been identified as toxic or hardly degradable. Linking the presence of PFAS in soil to synthetic turf is unjustified and premature. PFAS are a broad group of perfluoroalkyl and […]

ESTC at the FSB

The ESTC will be present at the upcoming FSB show in Cologne, Germany. Come visit us in Hall 10.2, A24! It goes without saying that the ESTC will be present at the industry’s largest bi-annual event. A record record-breaking number of ESTC members will exhibit this year, while many more members have indicated to they […]

ESTC delegation delivers PEF presentation

The ESTC delivered a presentation to the European Commission this morning to convince the commission to make the synthetic turf industry part of their panel that will develop a harmonised environmental footprint methodology. The European Union wants to develop a harmonised environmental footprint methodology that should help to determine the environmental footprint of products. Harmonising […]

ECHA makes decision on PAHs limits

The Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) has adopted its final opinion supporting the proposal for restricting eight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) found in granules and mulches used, for example, in synthetic turf pitches and playgrounds. The restriction proposal lowers the total concentration limit of eight PAHs to 20 mg/kg (0.002 % by weight). The concentration […]

Council vacancies

For some members of the ESTC Council, the term of office comes to an end in November this year.  This means that we are looking for candidates to fill these positions.   Composition of the ESTC Council  The Council consists of max 6 representatives from yarn and turf producing companies and max 4 representatives from companies, […]

ESTC answers EU call for PEF-study

The ESTC has submitted a proposal to assist the European Union in establishing the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) for synthetic turf. The proposal follows a call from the EU to develop a harmonised environmental footprinting methodology that can accommodate a broad suite of relevant environmental performance criteria for a variety of products and industries (EU […]

Synthetic turf helps MLB to deliver

Since the American Major League Baseball organization targeted Europe as a key growth market, it knew upfront that the stakes would be high for any baseball game played on European soil. The London Olympic stadium was identified as being the perfect venue. The synthetic surface temporarily installed for the fantastic event delivered the finishing touch. […]

ESTC and STC join FIFA’s Technical Advisory Group

The EMEA Synthetic Turf Council (ESTC), Synthetic Turf Council (STC) and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the ESTC and STC joining FIFA’s all-important Technical Advisory Group (TAG). The FIFA TAG reports directly to the International Football Association Board (IFAB). This board determines the Laws […]