AITEX is a leading research and innovation centre and provider of advanced technical services to the textile industry. The Institute has a network of nine international offices providing cover for its associates and clients in fifty countries, and this has led to the Institute becoming one of Europe’s leading research centres. AITEX research work has culminated in the signing of several bilateral agreements with centres from around the world to exchange experiences, participate in international R+D projects and generate know-how to provide the private sector with a value-added factor for their products. The Institute’s laboratory services offers its members the most up-to-date equipment and infrastructure for the characterisation of products, QA and certification to the most demanding international standards and regulations and AITEX is one of Europe’s best equipped centres, with the widest scope of technical accreditation facilities with ENAC – ILAC approval (the national and European accreditation bodies).
Located in the heart of Europe and with over 30 years of sports facility testing experience Labor Lehmacher | Schneider offers a comprehensive range of testing, research and development services which may be commissioned for laboratory or on site application. The range of testing includes specific domestic standards as well as international Federation standards from World Rugby, FIFA and FIH.
Senbis is a Dutch company that divides its activities between R&D services and the production of sustainable polymeric products.
For artificial grass Senbis has developed a biodegradable high performance infill called GreenFill. The GreenFill is market ready and produced in a large scale process. In the Netherlands 3 fields have been realized with GreenFill in 2020. More info via: www.senbis.com/greenfill
Senbis is working with partners in the artificial grass industry on developing a fully compostable system. This includes a monofilament grass yarn and the primary and secondary backing. This way end-of-life problems are solved as the full system can be brought to a composting facility.
ERCAT is the artificial turf research and testing centre at the Centre for Textile Science and Engineering (Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering) of Ghent University and offers you lab tests and field tests, certified by FIFA, FIH and World Rugby. ERCAT is more than a testing laboratory and for many years the department has been performing intense research into the optimisation of artificial turf fibres and structures.
Sports Labs are the leading international experts in sports surface testing and its development. Our expertise spans field, track and court testing for the stadiums of the elite professional clubs to local authorities facilities and private community facilities. We also operate a consultancy practice that specialises in the design, procurement, tendering and project management of new or refurbished sports facilities such as artificial pitches and athletics tracks.
Based in Livingston, Scotland with offices strategically located around the world, our global field testing operations regularly test in excess of 600 fields, tracks and courts per year for a wide client base. Sports Labs work with Major Sport’s governing bodies such as FIFA, World Rugby, FIH and IAAF to private clients.
The Netherlands based Instituut voor Sportaccommodaties known as Kiwa ISA Sport, is an independent professional body specialising in certification testing of synthetic sports surfaces under laboratory conditions and on installed systems.
Kiwa ISA Sport was founded by the Dutch Olympic Committee in 1959. Since 2011, ISA Sport has belonged to the Kiwa Enterprise, a group of international certification companies. Our head office is at the heart of Dutch sporting excellence in the Papendal Dutch National Sports Centre. From here we manage our international network of subsidiaries and local representatives, securing efficient services around the globe.
With over 50 years of experience, we have championed high quality, safe and durable sports facilities. We are accredited by major international sports federations such as IRB, FIFA, FIH, IAAF and ITF, and our operations are ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 certified. Both the accreditations as well as the certifications apply to our laboratory and field testing operations.
Labosport is the leading independent laboratory devoted solely to the testing of synthetic sports surfaces and sports equipment. Our testing services include the assessments of synthetic turf pitches (hockey, football, rugby and multi-sports), athletics tracks, tennis courts, netball and basketball courts, multi-sports areas, sports hall floorings and playground surfacing. Founded in 1993 Labosport has offices in France, Italy, United Kingdom, Portugal, China, USA and Canada. Our testing services have been used by more than 250 companies including all the major European producers and installers of synthetic turf surfaces.
The company’s expertise and professionalism has been recognised by many sports governing bodies. We are accredited by:
• Fédération Internationale de Football Associations (FIFA)
• International Hockey Association (FIH)
• International Rugby Board (IRB)
• International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF)
• International Tennis Federation (ITF)