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 […]
This author has yet to write their bio.
Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud ESTC contributed a whooping 63 entries.
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 […]
July last year, the European Union (EU) published Regulation (EU) 2021/1199 controlling the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) content of infill materials. The law becomes effective from today 9th August 2022. This means that all infills made from: rubber or other vulcanized or polymeric material of recycled or virgin origin, or obtained from a natural source, must not have […]
On June 30, 2022, UK Reach published its work programme for 2022/23. . This includes topics that will be of interest to ESTC members operating in the UK market as follows. Priorities for the 2022-2023 UK Reach Work Programme 1. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) Description of proposal A proposal to investigate the risks of […]
The German based Forschungsgesellschaft Landschaftsentwicklung Landschaftsbau e. V.(Landscape Development and Landscaping Research Association) (FLL) have been working with the German synthetic turf industry to develop a test method to assess the potential for synthetic turf fibre yarns to wear and create microplastics. The researchers have published their draft test method and are currently inviting comments […]
Yarn Chemistry is our Field – the latest leaflet from TotalEnergies for the synthetic turf market Link to the leaflet : TE_artificial_grass_07-FINAL
Paris and Houston, February 16, 2022 – TotalEnergies and Honeywell today announced a strategic agreement to promote the development of advanced plastic recycling. Under this agreement, Honeywell will agree to supply TotalEnergies with Recycled Polymer Feedstock (RPF) using Honeywell’s UpCycle Process Technology at the recently announced Honeywell and Sacyr advanced recycling plant, intended to be […]
February 7th to the 12th was the Dutch week of the circular economy. The purpose of this week is to show how the circular economy works in practice. With a rising demand for resources worldwide, there is also a demand, if not a necessity, to handle these resources more responsibly. With this in mind, the […]
Product Environmental Footprints (PEF) are the method of environmental life cycle analysis that the European Commission has developed for products and services being placed onto the European market. The PEF method measures and communicates the environmental performance of goods, services and organisations across their whole lifecycle. They cover 16 environmental impacts, including climate change, and […]