With artificial grass being increasingly used for landscaping applications around the world (gardens & terraces, recreational & parks, urban landscape beautification), Labosport decided to launch in 2017 the Fiber Performance Index for landscaping turf, a declination of its FPI index for sports turf. The FPI for landscaping turf is an objective laboratory assessment of the […]
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Since 1990, synthetic turf is the surface of choice for sports fields under intensive play, harsh climatic conditions or both. While different types of synthetic turf exist, 95% of fields use rubber recycled rubber granules as infill material for shock absorption purposes. Recently, there has been a growing concern on the potential health impact for […]
Responding to the needs of architects, facility owners and operators, Labosport has introduced in 2015 the Fiber Performance Index (FPI)-the first true measurement of artificial turf fiber quality for sports applications. The FPI establishes an“index” rating or score of an artificial turf fiber, to help prospective turf buyers understand and weight the individual qualities of […]
On January 27th and 28th, at our test center in Lecco, Italy, LABOSPORT presented the LISPORT XL to the representatives of FIFA, World Rugby, Accredited Testing Laboratories and FIFA Preferred Producers for Synthetic Turf. Designed and developed by the LABOSPORT R&D team the LISPORT XL will become the reference test method for wear of synthetic […]