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ESTO changes name to ESTC

The European Synthetic Turf Organisation (ESTO) has changed its name to the EMEA Synthetic Turf Council (ESTC). On Monday night, ESTC Director General Stefan Diderich revealed the new name and logo at a networking cocktail reception that marked the start of AMI’s Grass Yarn and Tufters Forum  in Vienna, Austria. Diderich was assisted by Dan […]

ESTC Congress set for Edinburgh in April

The 2019 edition of the ESTC Congress will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland this coming April. Delegates will descend on the Dalmahoy Hotel between Monday 1st and Wednesday 3rd April for the annual gathering of ESTC members. The preliminary programme for the event has been released for a busy few days of updates, insight, discussion, […]

ESTC membership expands to welcome new suppliers

ESTC is excited to announce three new member organisations; Royal Grass, Mattex and ETRA. Royal Grass specialises in the development, production and marketing of natural looking artificial grass systems. As the use of synthetic turf has evolved beyond sports fields, Royal Grass now operates in over 45 countries, with millions of people enjoying its surfaces […]

ESTO welcomes new members

Following the recent annual Congress in Murcia, ESTO has welcomed a number of new members; further strengthening the organisation’s position as the authority on synthetic turf in Europe. Here we profile three new ESTO member organisations – Greenfields, Italgreen S.P.A, and Sports Lab – with more to feature over the coming weeks. With products marketed […]

PEF compliance for Radigreen® synthetic turf yarn study

Environmental impact study validated by Certiquality Certiquality has recently issued a Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) Statement of Compliance to Tessiture Pietro Radici for its Radigreen® MFL PE, a yarn ideal for the manufacture of synthetic turf. In line with the RadiciGroup sustainability strategy (the first Group PEF certification dates back to 2013), Tessiture Pietro Radici, […]

2018 weather justifies investment in synthetic turf gardens

The weather conditions Europe has been experiencing this year provide a perfect business case for property owners to invest in synthetic turf for their gardens or public spaces. Apart from making the garden less dependent on good weather to remain lush and green, studies show that synthetic turf will also increase the value of their […]

ESTO 2018 Innovation Award for Dow Solutions

This year’s ESTO Innovation Award recognized Dow for its two breakthrough solutions set to transform the user-friendliness and durability of artificial turf. The solutions – developed in collaboration with multiple partners in the value chain – have been specially designed to address two very important performance criteria: skin injury reduction and longer term durability of […]

ESTO appoints new Executive Chairman

On June 1, Stefan Diderich took over as Executive Chairman of ESTO. He succeeds Nigel Fletcher, who has led the Association for 8 years. During his long career in the turf industry, Stefan has held various positions in sales, marketing and general management. Stefan has been an active ESTO member during his periods at both Ten […]

Van Donge & De Roo Stadion in Rotterdam

Van Donge & De Roo Stadium (former name until May 2017: Stadion Woudestein) is a football stadium in Rotterdam, located in the Kralingen district. The stadium, which is home to the Eredivisie side Excelsior Rotterdam, is one of the smallest professional football stadiums in the Netherlands with 4,400 places. Since 2010 it is also one […]

Stayen, Sint-Truiden

Stayen is a football stadium in the Belgian city of Sint-Truiden and the home stadium of football club Sint-Truidense VV. The stadium was built in 1927. The name Stayen is Sint-Truidense dialect for “Staden”, an old quarter of the city. From the fifties to May 2009 the name was written as Staaien. The stadium is […]