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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
TotalEnergies unveils its new product range RE:clic to accelerate the circular economy for plastics PRESS RELEASE Brussels, October 19, 2022 – TotalEnergies announces the launch of its new product range RE:clic for its low-carbon polymers that contribute to address the challenges of the circular economy. Lighter than many alternatives, polymers contribute to reduce the carbon […]
Amorim Sports’ Nature infills have a negative carbon balance of -72.5kg CO2e/kg. Amorim Sports provides solutions for artificial turf systems for sports applications. Produced with cork, these components, used in artificial sports pitches, contribute to a positive impact on the climate. Amorim Sport’s nature range is composed of 100% natural cork performant infills. All […]
Sekisui Alveo, European manufacturer of high-quality polyolefin foams, is known for innovation, also in terms of environmental performance. The latest development is the use of bio-circular base materials for making the company’s renowned Alveosport shock pad used in artificial turf systems and playground surfaces. With this new offering, Alveosport retains its proven technical performance and […]
ProPlay, the sustainable shock pad produced by Schmitz Foam Products, has been officially certified by the Dutch Hockey Association (KNHB) as a subbase for field hockey fields. When the Dutch hockey club RHC Concordia was forced to replace all their fields due to extreme flooding in July 2021, they wanted to invest in a durable […]
At their last meeting of the year, held on December 7 in Düsseldorf, the ESTC Board of Directors elected the new Chair and Vice Chair to the Executive Committee, for the coming 2 years. ESTC is pleased to announce that Colin Young (Ten Cate Grass) was elected Chair and Paul Fraser (Tarkett Sports) Vice Chair. Colin Young […]
ESTC identifies risks and opportunities from the proposed ban on the sale of infill materials classified as intentionally added microplastics ESTC (the EMEA Synthetic Turf Council) notes the publication of the European Commission’s recommendations on the introduction of restrictions for the placing of intentionally added microplastics onto the European market (Annex XVII REACH1). The Commission’s […]