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Call for research proposals

North American synthetic turf producer FieldTurf has announced a call for research proposals aimed at enhancing athlete performance and safety…

Retirement of Jan Heuvelmans marks the end of an era

He held it off for a long time, but now that he is certain that his “Refoam” panels are in…

Croatian Government invests in surfaces

The Croatian Minister of Tourism and Sports has set aside EUR 15 million for, amongst others, 84 infrastructure projects including…

FFF produces flyer on synthetic turf and organic infills

The French Football Federation (FFF), together with the Federal Commission for Sports Grounds and Facilities (CFTIS) and the industry, has…

Updated FIFA Test Manuals now available

The new documents have been drafted in close cooperation with the FIFA Technical Advisory Group (TAG) a group that consists…

SIS Pitches invests in tufting equipment

SIS Pitches will double the capacity of its site in Maryport, Cumbria, following the investment in two more tufting machines.…

EPA allays health-scare SBR

A multi-agency research initiative in the US that examined sport players’ chemical exposure on synthetic turf fields using crumb rubber…

Synthomer sells latex operations to Matco NV

Synthomer PLC has sold its latex compounding operations to Belgian company Matco NV. The company produced latex-based compounds and curing…

Midwest Sport and Turf Systems becomes part of TCGG

Midwest Sport and Turf Systems has been acquired by TenCate Grass. The company from Plainfield, Il., specializes in synthetic turf…

Sport Group sold to KPS Capital Partners

Sport Group, which includes brands like Polytan, Astroturf, SYNLawn, LigaTurf, Poligras, Rekortan and Laykold, has been acquired by KPS Capital…