The European Standards Committee (CEN) has accepted a proposed dust test for all infill material used for synthetic turf fields. This includes stabilizing sands as well as performance infill.
The Fluid Feeder by Vredo has won the Innovation Award at the GroenTechniek Holland event. The unit makes it possible to fight grubs and leatherbacks during the daytime.
Last week’s announcement by the European Commission that it will recommend a ban on the sale of polymeric infill within six years and ignore the difference so-called risk management measures can make, has been met with disbelief and outright anger by some organisations in the industry.
A team of British and Canadian researchers has concluded that injury incidence rates between synthetic turf, hybrid and grass pitches, do not significantly differ. However, they did notice differences in mean severity and mean burden of injuries sustained between playing surfaces.
If only we had considered storing water underneath the approximately 26,000 synthetic turf football fields in Europe when these fields were installed, the current water crisis many clubs face could have been much different. Take the situation of the Netherlands, for example.
From today, the concentration limit of eight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in rubber granules and mulches used as infill on sports pitches and playgrounds has been reduced to 20 mg/kg.
The owners of Citylawn in Denmark have sold the majority of the shares to the Italian hybrid and artificial grass manufacturer, Limonta Sport. Managing director Theis Elkjær and chairman of the board John Møller Jensen continue both as minority owners and in operations.
Corticeira Amorim, the world’s biggest cork processing group, has announced the acquisition of 1,855 hectares of land in Portugal.
Swiss company Ronovatec AG, the developer of the fully electronic, multifunctional equipment carrier for sports field maintenance, has received a CHF 3 million (EUR 3.1 million) loan guarantee from the Technology Fund.
Waterwise, water companies and leisure associations in the Uk have worked together to create free help and guidance for leisure operators to protect your future irrigation water supplies.