Labosport Group has appointed Professor David James as their new CEO. The appointment follows the acceptance of Certania to become the group’s new majority shareholder.
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.
Testing institute Labosport has taken over the company Labosol. The French company is specialised in soil analysis and operates in Spain, Portugal, Maghreb, French speaking countries in Africa, Switzerland and Belgium.
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?
The Labosport Redbox simultaneously maps the density and colour of grass surfaces objectively and consistently. The lightweight and easy to operate device improves the ergonomics of testing surfaces and works on any cool or warm season grass type. All numerical and visual data collected is stored in one folder and can be accessed by the client through an app from a client-specific dashboard.
Field technicians of Labosport, Sports Labs and several other international testing institutes saw themselves being…
CEN-TC 217, the technical committee for sports surfaces of the European Committee for Standardization, has appointed Roberto Armeni as the new chair.
Thomas Turf Services (TTS) has taken its mission to aid the building and maintaining of the best possible quality turf facilities to another level by simplifying the testing of soils. The new Golf Green Health Indexing service delivers results without disturbing the surface and represents a new tool for turf managers to use.