Entries by ESTC Communications

ECHA publishes SEAC draft opinion

ECHA has opened the window for a public consultation on the SEAC Draft Opinion on the Microplastics REACH restriction. This is the final opportunity to comment on what is proposed. Together with the SEAC draft opinion, ECHA also published the final opinion by the Risk Assessment Committee (RAC). As previously advised, RAC is recommending a […]

Opening up about the end of synthetic turf

The ESTC End of Use Working Group reflects the entire synthetic turf value chain. Its purpose is to collect and build on the experience and best practices to recapitalise on old synthetic turf. Working Group chairman Eric O’Donnell reports. The recycling and removal of synthetic turf has become a hot topic in recent debates. With […]

CEN publishes new standards

Three more European Standards have been published by the European Standards Committee (CEN). ESTC has played an important role in initiating and drafting these documents. CEN has announced that the following standards are now available for purchase: EN 17409 Surfaces for sports areas. Code of practice for the sampling of performance infills used within synthetic […]

TS prepares WG

Groundworks for a PEFCR Working Group have been laid, with the ESTC Technical Secretariat having finished the first phase of the project. The Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCR) project was initiated by the European Commission last year. It aims to establish official Life Cycle Assessment procedures for industry sectors. Following a thorough application process, […]

FIH latest affiliate member of ESTC

EMEA Synthetic Turf Council (ESTC) is pleased to announce that the Fédération Internationale de Hockey (FIH) has joined ESTC as an affiliate member. The affiliate membership enables FIH to interact directly with the synthetic turf industry and to participate in the various ESTC knowledge forums. ESTC Director General Stefan Diderich calls the membership a milestone […]