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RSI wins innovation tender; 100% recyclable artifical turf in the making

Dutch government tasks Recreational Systems International (RSI) with developing a truly 100% circular artificial turf. RSI has won a tender by the Dutch government to develop the artificial turf systems of the future. The new systems will be 100% recyclable, while also meeting the quality standards defined in the Quality Programmes issued by FIFA, World Rugby […]

RSI and RHENAC Greentec AG merge sales and operational activities

Recreational Systems International (NL) and Rhenac Greentec AG (DE) have merged their sales and operational activities for the Rhenac Greentec LED grass care applications for sports. Believing in the state-of-the-art Rhenac Greentec AG technology, RSI has also invested in the German company to support the research activities and to accelerate their introduction of innovations. RSI […]

ProPlay® prolongs sports field and stadium pitch safety

Shockpad outlasts lifespan of two synthetic turf carpets Early adopters of the ProPlay® shock absorbing layer are currently reaping the fruits. A growing number of installations are proving that the lifespan of ProPlay® meets expectations, thereby enabling clubs and stadium owners to offer a safe and durable surface over a longer period of time and […]

ESTO and STC Joint Statement on the September 12 Zembla Story ‘The artificial grass mountain’

The European Synthetic Turf Organization (ESTO) and Synthetic Turf Council (STC) are very disappointed to hear about alleged illegal dumping of synthetic turf at the end of their life in the Netherlands. We believe that all synthetic turf pitches should be recycled, reused or disposed of in a responsible manner, and our members have developed […]

ESTO Awards 2018

ESTO is pleased to announce the winners of the Individual and company innovation awards. All awards were voted by ESTO members and the wider Synthetic Turf and Sports industry. ESTO Lifetime Achievement Award NIGEL FLETCHER, pictured above, has received the lifetime achievement award by the synthetic turf industry. 8.5 years as part-time Executive Chairman of […]

ESTO Technical Committee meeting FIFA Museum Zurich

ESTO have made significant progress at their newly re-vamped Technical Committee. The meeting took place at the modern and splendid venue of FIFA Museum in Zurich, Switzerland. Nigel Fletcher, Executive Chairman gives a short summary below on the meeting. How ESTO has been positioned in the last few years as the facilitator on all technical […]

Chairman’s optimism for 2018

ESTO Chairman, Nigel Fletcher reveals a new sense of optimism and interest as ESTO embark on the 2nd year of VISION 2020. 2017 was an exceptional year. We built strong foundations and further relationships in the synthetic turf technical areas. This has given ESTO a strong base to be proactive and reactive. It was good […]

Technical Insight Newsletter

ESTO’s recent Technical Insight newsletter is now available. Please click here to download – English Please click here to download – French Please click here to download – German Please click here to download – Dutch Please click here to download – Italian