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FIFA Basic still ‘work in progress’

A FIFA Basic standard for synthetic turf is still work in progress if a recent update by FIFA is anything…

Synthetic turf guidelines

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment of the Australian province New South Wales (NSW) has published the state’s first…

FIFA publishes standards for natural playing surfaces

FIFA has published its Test Manual for natural pitches, thereby ‘laying the first brick for the new Quality Programme for…

New CEN standard for tufted, woven and knitted carpets

The European Standards Committee (CEN) has agreed to develop a new standard to specify minimum durability, environmental and toxicological requirements…

Polytan and FIH extend partnership

Polytan will also be an FIH partner beyond the Paris Olympics. In response to the partnership’s recent success delivering climate…

World Rugby allows tights and leggings to protect players from abrasions

All rugby players are permitted to wear tights or leggings when playing on synthetic turf. The World Rugby Executive Committee…

Biodegradable synthetic turf field goes on trial

The first biodegradable synthetic turf field will be installed at EHS’85 in Emmen, the Netherlands. The project is a partnership…

GBN-AGR and Sport Group to explore cooperation

Synthetic turf recycling company GBN-AGR and Sport Group have signed a Letter of Intent to join forces in the development…

TenCate Grass bought by Crestview Partners

Crestview Partners from the US are the new owners of TenCate Grass. Crestview Partners is a value-oriented private equity firm…

First ever Futsal courts FIFA quality certified

Courts used for the FIFA Futsal World Cup Lithuania 2021 have been the first Futsal courts worldwide that have been…