Skin injury test one step closer to adoption

Assessing the possible risk of skin injuries on synthetic turf has come one step closer. Four World Rugby certified test institutes recently held a round robin to determine the replicability of a test and testing apparatus that has been developed over the past four years. Their feedback will now be used to fine-tune the apparatus and procedure.

Test method for assessing skin injury risk

The debate about the sliding friendliness of synthetic turf will soon become more scientific with the introduction of a test apparatus and adoption of a testing protocol to establish the sliding characteristics of the turf. The new device will also help sports governing bodies in assessing new turf products and infill materials.