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Synthetic Turf Industry Readies Itself for New Environmental Standards

ESTC Press Release The synthetic turf industry has set its sights on the introduction of new environmental standards to prevent companies from making unsubstantiated environmental claims about their products. At a workshop hosted in Brussels on 12 December, ESTC (EMEA Synthetic Turf Council) brought industry together to provide insights on the intended application of the […]

Schmitz Foam Products launches redesigned ProPlay® shock pad with reduced footprint

Schmitz Foam Products is the global supplier of high-quality ProPlay shock pads and has a reputation for its unrivalled solutions, innovation and quality. As of 1 January 2024, the company introduces its latest product: ProPlay-Sport23D/170. This improved variant replaces the successful ProPlay-Sport23D and can be manufactured with a more optimal mix of raw materials. The […]

Yardex Enters German Market with $30 million Sustainability Focused Turf Production Investment

American company Yardex is bringing sustainable synthetic turf to the European market using their new $30 million production facility. Yardex comes from the founders and operators of Stadia Sport and Leisure Solutions and has over 20 years of experience in the industry, completing over 1000 sports and landscaping projects in North America, Africa, the Middle […]

ESTC Publishes Industry Guide for Synthetic Turf Recycling Facilities across Europe – Press Release

ESTC Press Release In response to an increasing need to dispose of end-of-life synthetic turf in an environmentally-sensitive way, ESTC (the EMEA Synthetic Turf Council) has launched a new guide to recycling facilities across Europe. The launch of the guide follows over €55 million of investment from ESTC members in new responsible waste management facilities […]

Limitless play and logo design creativity on show at Cologne Public Space Expo

LazyPlay artificial grass and LazyExpo custom flooring at FSB International Public Space Expo in Cologne in October 2023 This October, Evergreens UK Group will be showcasing their comprehensive range of synthetic and customised flooring at Europe’s headline international public space, sports and leisure event, FSB in Cologne from 24-27 October 2023.  In Hall 10.2 Stand […]

TotalEnergies to Build a New Plastic Recycling Unit at the Grandpuits Zero-Crude Platform

Paris, September 20, 2023 –TotalEnergies has announced the building of a new mechanical recycling unit for plastic waste at its Grandpuits site southeast of Paris. This new investment follows those announced in June 2023 — the doubling of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production and construction of a biomethane production unit — in line with the […]

European Commission adopts measures to restrict intentionally added microplastics

The European Commission confirmed on Monday 25th September that they have now completed the adoption of the REACH restriction on the sale of intentionally added microplastics. The new restriction is intended to dramatically reduce the release of these materials into the environment. The restriction uses a broad definition of microplastics and covers all synthetic polymer […]

Recycling Facilities for Synthetic Turf Systems in Europe – New Release

ESTC is pleased to share some great news, with the launch of a new industry Guide: ‘Recycling Facilities for Synthetic Turf Systems in Europe’ ! This guide aims to provide comprehensive information on companies in Europe that are actively offering recycling services for synthetic turf systems. It includes a location map infographic highlighting these companies, along with […]

Statement in Defence of the Synthetic Turf Industry against Antitrust Allegations

ESTC is aware of the recent news regarding the European Union’s antitrust watchdog raid on companies operating in the synthetic turf industry. While we cannot comment on specific cases or companies involved, we firmly believe in the importance of fair competition and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. As a representative of the synthetic […]

REACH Restriction intentionally added microplastics – EU voted for transition period of 8 years

On the 26thApril 2023 the EU member states voted to support a revised REACH Restriction proposal tabled by the European Commission on how to control the use of intentionally added microplastics. Based on their definition of intentionally added microplastics, this Restriction will include polymeric infill materials used in synthetic turf surfaces. The agreed wording now […]