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Crumb rubber (SBR) infill – frequently asked questions

Crumb rubber (SBR) infill – frequently asked questions Gummigranulat (SBR) als Füllmaterial – Häufig gestellte Fragen Relleno de polvo de caucho (SBR) – preguntas frecuentes Questions fréquemment posées à propos des couches de remplissage en granulés de caoutchouc (SBR) Granulato di gomma per infill (SBR) – domande frequenti FQA nfill van gemalen rubber (SBR) – […]

Static electricity & synthetic turf

Static electricity occurs when electric charges accumulate on an object’s surface; this is commonly a result of two materials moving apart or rubbing together. Very dry air and cold weather increases static electricity, so static shock takes place more often in the winter when the air is especially dry. For most a static shock is […]

ESTO Yarn Working Group Proposal

Please find here: an ESTO Yarn Working Group proposal to enhance and standardise the Resistance to Artificial Weathering testing requirements for synthetic turf pile yarns. Additionally, a presentation on artificial turf weathering is available here: Artificial Turf Weathering

Hungarian Football Federation counts on synthetic turf to develop football

Back in 2011, the Hungarian Football Federation enacted a new strategy in order to improve the supply of football facilities and to grow the numbers of people playing football, contributing to developing the sport in the country. This strategy took the form of a 10-year plan, known as the “National Pitch-building Programme”, where several hundreds […]

The Gaetano Bonolis stadium in Teramo, Italy

The Gaetano Bonolis Stadium is a football stadium in the town of Teramo, in the Abruzzo region of Italy, currently approved for 7,498 seats, but with a maximum capacity of 13,000 spectators. The stadium was built on behalf of the town of Teramo. April 14, 2006 saw the signing of the agreement for the construction […]

Silvio Piola Stadium in Novara, Italy

In 1964 planning for a new stadium in Novara started and construction works began in 1971. On January 22 1976 the stadium with an initial capacity of 25,000 spectators has been opened. The first match to be played was Novara Calcio against Juventus Turin. In October 1997 the city of Novara decided to change the […]

Synthetic turf revolution in French professional football

Synthetic turf is a playing surface that has entered French professional football for a few seasons now. The trend started with clubs FC Lorient and AS Nancy Lorraine each installing a synthetic turf pitch in their stadiums for the 2010-2011 season. A third professional club, La Berrichonne de Châteauroux, continued the trend later on. This […]

‘Green’ Stade du Moustoir, Lorient, France

Stade du Moustoir, which is also known as Stade Yves-Allainmat, is a multi-use stadium owned by the city of Lorient. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home stadium of FC Lorient. The stadium can hold up to 18,500 people. The stadium initially opened in 1959, replacing the sports park that has hosted various sports since 1924. […]

Vast synthetic turf use in football’s best academy

Known as the best youth academy in world football, FC Barcelona’s infrastructures supporting what is called “la Masia” stands up to the high standards of this true factory of champions.  The academy is based in the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper, in the outskirts of Barcelona, which also comprises the training ground of the professional team. […]