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Abrasion test method for synthetic turf

ISO 19721:2022 specifies an abrasion test method for accelerated testing of synthetic turfs for use in sports facilities. The document…

In times of great uncertainty, bold decisions can save the day

As the competent authorities are forced to increasingly take bold decisions, the list with challenges lower authorities around the world…

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…

Dutch court rules in favor of SBR

Providing a third-generation synthetic turf field is fitted with risk management measures to prevent the spread of polymeric infill outside…

European Standards Committee working on dust test

The European Standards Committee (CEN) has accepted a proposed dust test for all infill material used for synthetic turf fields.…

Innovation award for Dutch way to fight leatherjackets

The Fluid Feeder by Vredo has won the Innovation Award at the GroenTechniek Holland event. The unit makes it possible…

“EC decision doesn’t make sense”

Last week’s announcement by the European Commission that it will recommend a ban on the sale of polymeric infill within…

Surface type hardly affects rugby injuries

A team of British and Canadian researchers has concluded that injury incidence rates between synthetic turf, hybrid and grass pitches,…

Why sports fields can help managing the water crisis

If only we had considered storing water underneath the approximately 26,000 synthetic turf football fields in Europe when these fields…

EU promulgates restrictions on PAHs

From today, the concentration limit of eight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in rubber granules and mulches used as infill on…