About Labosport Group
Labosport Group is the most established and comprehensive sports field testing and certification company in the world. Since 1993, its labs and consultancy services set the standard for validating sports surfaces, focusing heavily on both synthetic and natural turf.
Clients benefit from its unrivalled experience in sports surface safety, performance, durability, and sustainability, including its pledge to environmental responsibility.
Labosport Group is recognized for its extensive contribution in research and development, and its partnerships with industry leaders to advance industry knowledge, inspire innovation and improve assessment practices.
Labosport Group is engaged in cultivating the next generation of industry leaders and experts through its training programs that examine an extensive range of sports surface management needs, incorporating both theory and practical discipline.
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.
Reclaimed components of end-of-life synthetic turf can, by all means, be reused or repurposed. Authorities have drafted or are busy drafting quality standards that define the various parameters. However, what matters most is that the end-of-life turf is processed correctly.
FIFA has announced the establishment of a category that is relevant for football surfaces. In addition to FIFA approved football surfaces, FIFA Preferred Producers and FIFA approved testing institutes, FIFA has now also established the FIFA Research Institutes for Football Technology Innovation category.
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is pursuing synthetic turf surfaces that have the playing characteristics of wet turf but do not require watering to achieve them. It is an ambitious desire and one that looks difficult to achieve. What is the present status?