Contrary to popular belief, organic infill can be used for third-generation synthetic turf in Scandinavian…
Richland County School District Two in the US is suing Geosurfaces Southeast and TCoolPT over…
The European Commission has adopted the ban on the sale of polymer infills. The ban…
The proposed EU ban on the sale of polymer infills has been so firmly cast in stone that it hardly leaves room for debate. Yet, the same cannot be said for products made from biodegradable polymers. Precisely for this reason, it would be wise for the European Commission to look further into these developments.
The new synthetic turf surface of Carrollton High School’s Grisham Stadium in Georgia, the US, uses a blend of components that, collectively, make it future-proof.
A change in the Tax Code will exempt Uzbek football clubs, the national FA and the league from paying VAT as well as all types of taxes. This also applies to sports equipment, including synthetic turf components.
Environmental cost indicators are commonly used in many engineering sectors, yet they are fairly new to the market for outdoor sports surfaces. Various companies, industry bodies and organisations are currently busy developing their own tool. One developed by the Dutch industry is already taking shape.
The excessive rainfall of the first six months of 2023 has helped Brockfill to showcase its unique ability to remain firmly in place instead of floating away. None of the artificial turf fields installed with this 100% natural replacement of polymeric infill has reported any issue.
EU countries have voted in favour of a proposal to restrict the placement onto the market of microplastics that are intentionally added to products. However, instead of the transitional period of six years for polymeric infill for third-generation synthetic turf the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) had proposed, it has been decided to grant the industry an eight-year grace period.
The Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia (IBV) has confirmed that the use of risk management measures will guarantee that the release of polymeric granules will remain below the maximum dispersion limit of 7 gram/m2 which the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) views as being acceptable.