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Football Foundation firm on Recycling

The Football Foundation in the UK is taking a proactive approach to whenever they grant aid a project that involves the resurfacing or conversion of an existing synthetic turf pitch. Framework members bidding for projects will only be able to use the services of recycling companies using approved methods of recycling for the disposal of […]

ESTC members join FIFA TAG

FIFA licensees have voted  for five representatives of ESTC members to represent them licensees at the FIFA Technical Advisory Group meetings. Massimo Seghezzi (Radici), Friedemann Söll (Polytan), Chris Vandenborre (Lano Sport), Ruben Paños (Mondo) and Güşan (Hatko) were selected from a list of nine possible candidates.  The presence of the five licensee representatives, plus the […]

Evolution of high quality shock pad is ahead of its time

The new ProPlay-Sport20 passes all tests The start of the new decade saw the ProPlay-Sport20 undergoing a update, this to ensure the world’s most popular shock pad is future-proof. 2020 turned out to be a year that was demanding in many ways, but the renewed ProPlay-Sport20 passed with distinction. ProPlay-Sport20 is widely praised for its […]

Jason Douglass named new SAPCA Chair

Jason Douglass, Group Director of S&C Slatter, has been appointed Chair of SAPCA for a two-year term. Jason, who was elected at today’s Annual General Meeting (15 December), will replace Andy Reed OBE in the role. Jason is a highly experienced industry professional who has spent over 20 years in the sports construction sector. He […]

GreenMatter wins Plastics Recycling Award 2020

  GreenMatter signed up for the prestigious award of the Plastics Recycling Award Europe already in September 2019. After the event had already been postponed several times, the award ceremony finally took place beginning of December. “These prestigious awards are intended to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the European plastics recycling industry. They provide […]

Microplastics restriction proposal : SEAC’s opinion

The European Chemical Agency’s (ECHA) Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) met Tuesday (8th December) to finalise and adopt its opinion on a restriction proposal to control the use of intentionally added microplastics. Following an extensive consultation process, based on their draft opinion published in June, SEAC is understood to have retained the two possible options […]

Sustainability & Recycling of Synthetic Turf Systems : the Future

THE SYNTHETIC TURF INDUSTRY IS AT A CROSSROAD. WHY? Public awareness of the damage caused by plastic waste in the environment means that manufacturing strategies that do not reduce the impact of production on the environment will soon become unacceptable. Of course, synthetic turf systems and shock pads will fall under the broad banner of […]

Sport Group recycles synthetic turf in the future

The Sport Group is one of the world’s leading companies in the field of synthetic sports surfaces. With its subsidiary Polytan, the company has a high market share in the construction of artificial turf pitches and running tracks. Now the Bavarian company is also entering the recycling business. The newly founded subsidiary FormaTurf will turn […]

Investment in RMMs the right thing to do

As third-generation synthetic turf fields will be around for many years, an investment in risk management measures (RMMs) is the right thing to do, and, in fact, is a legal obligation. During a webinar hosted by ESTC Affiliate Member BSNC from the Netherlands, Director General Stefan Diderich reminded delegates of their duty of care. “Protecting […]

Hockey equipment gets stamp of FIH approval

The FIH Quality Programme is expanding its reach beyond hockey turfs and fields to include quality standards for a range of field equipment. This is a natural progression for a sport that aspires to high levels of professionalism across all levels of the game. FIH Approved will provide the quality stamp necessary for those who […]