ESTC is the foremost organisation in EMEA for information gathering and knowledge sharing for the synthetic turf industry. Our members are at the core of everything we do and are the driving force of the organisation. As a forum we promote, develop, grow and advocate for the synthetic turf industry by close collaboration with members, end-users, sports governing bodies and legislators. So why not join?

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Voice of the Synthetic Turf Industry

ESTC fulfils its role by means of close collaboration with all parties involved, members, end-users, sports governing bodies and legislators. ESTC is focused on the regions of Europe, Middle East and Africa. On a local level, ESTC works closely with national industry associations to accomplish our goals and objectives. Via our partnership with the Synthetic Turf Council (STC) in North America, ESTC also helps its members achieve a global reach.

Reasons to join the ESTC 1

ESTC Strategy

Our members are at the core of everything we do and are the driving force of the organisation. The strategy of ESTC is based on, and driven by, a 4-pillar model consisting of Advocacy, Knowledge, Marketing and Networking. As a high-tech, innovative industry, we are moving towards circularity and, as we develop this circular strategy, we consider sustainability implications across the entire life cycle of synthetic turf.
Reasons to join the ESTC 2

If you wish to apply for membership, please complete the relevant application form and send it to the ESTC secretariat.

The general conditions for membership of companies in ESTC are as follows:

  • Potential member companies should be operating for at least 1 year;
  • Potential member companies should fall into at least one of the categories listed hereafter;
  • Ownership of potential member companies should not be based in a country with a non-market economy;
  • Potential member companies should have the recommendation of 2 ESTC member companies.


  • Material Manufacturers & Suppliers
  • Specialty Manufacturers & Service Organisations
  • Testing Labs, Services & Equipment
  • Builders & Installers
  • Independent Professionals & Consultants
  • Companies whose primary business is to provide materials or manufacturing services to the synthetic turf industry. These companies do not provide turn-key installation of the synthetic turf nor provide the overall warranty for an installation.
  • Maintenance service companies, equipment manufacturers, professional service organisations, and other companies who sell their products/provide their services primarily to the buyer or end-user.
  • Independent testing companies capable of testing synthetic turf and its components.
  • Companies whose primary responsibility is installing synthetic turf systems either directly or indirectly through a sub-contractor or distributor. These organisations often have turn-key responsibility for the synthetic turf installation and provide the overall warranty for the installation. It is recognised that some companies in this category may manufacture synthetic turf or provide other system components.
  • Companies with legally registered or licensed design professionals or engineers, as well as those with non-licensed practitioners or consultants that represent or advise the owner/end-user with surface and systems selection information, technical specifications, system designs, bid and construction documents, etc.


  • Universities
  • Sports Governing Bodies
  • Affiliated Organisations
  • Sports Leagues
  • Sports Clubs
  • University in sports-marketing, research.
  • National, European or International Sports governing body. This could include leagues, clubs.

Code of Conduct & Ethics and Internal Regulations – Member of the EMEA Synthetic Turf Council (ESTC) strive to uphold the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and competence. Read our Code of Conduct & Ethics here

Our Internal Regulations complement the Articles of Association. They are binding to all ESTC members. Read our Internal Regulations here