Entries by ESTO

ESTO welcomes new members

Following the recent annual Congress in Murcia, ESTO has welcomed a number of new members; further strengthening the organisation’s position as the authority on synthetic turf in Europe. Here we profile three new ESTO member organisations – Greenfields, Italgreen S.P.A, and Sports Lab – with more to feature over the coming weeks. With products marketed […]

PEF compliance for Radigreen® synthetic turf yarn study

Environmental impact study validated by Certiquality Certiquality has recently issued a Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) Statement of Compliance to Tessiture Pietro Radici for its Radigreen® MFL PE, a yarn ideal for the manufacture of synthetic turf. In line with the RadiciGroup sustainability strategy (the first Group PEF certification dates back to 2013), Tessiture Pietro Radici, […]

2018 weather justifies investment in synthetic turf gardens

The weather conditions Europe has been experiencing this year provide a perfect business case for property owners to invest in synthetic turf for their gardens or public spaces. Apart from making the garden less dependent on good weather to remain lush and green, studies show that synthetic turf will also increase the value of their […]

ESTO 2018 Innovation Award for Dow Solutions

This year’s ESTO Innovation Award recognized Dow for its two breakthrough solutions set to transform the user-friendliness and durability of artificial turf. The solutions – developed in collaboration with multiple partners in the value chain – have been specially designed to address two very important performance criteria: skin injury reduction and longer term durability of […]

ESTO appoints new Executive Chairman

On June 1, Stefan Diderich took over as Executive Chairman of ESTO. He succeeds Nigel Fletcher, who has led the Association for 8 years. During his long career in the turf industry, Stefan has held various positions in sales, marketing and general management. Stefan has been an active ESTO member during his periods at both Ten […]

Van Donge & De Roo Stadion in Rotterdam

Van Donge & De Roo Stadium (former name until May 2017: Stadion Woudestein) is a football stadium in Rotterdam, located in the Kralingen district. The stadium, which is home to the Eredivisie side Excelsior Rotterdam, is one of the smallest professional football stadiums in the Netherlands with 4,400 places. Since 2010 it is also one […]

Stayen, Sint-Truiden

Stayen is a football stadium in the Belgian city of Sint-Truiden and the home stadium of football club Sint-Truidense VV. The stadium was built in 1927. The name Stayen is Sint-Truidense dialect for “Staden”, an old quarter of the city. From the fifties to May 2009 the name was written as Staaien. The stadium is […]

Stade Marcel-Picot in Nancy

The Stade Marcel Picot is a stadium located in Tomblaine, France, on the banks of the river Meurthe, about 2 kilometres east of the city center of Nancy. It was built in 1926 and has been used by Ligue 1 football team AS Nancy. Since summer 2010, Stade Marcel-Picot is one of the very few […]

Stadio Dino Manuzzi

The Orogel Stadium – Dino Manuzzi located in Cesena, Italy is the home ground of  A.C. Cesena currently playing in Serie B. The stadium which can now hold 23,860 spectators was the first Italian football ground which had synthetic turf field installed.   Initially constructed in 1957 the stadium had no seats at that time, […]

Orlik pitches in Poland

When you ask a random person in Poland about synthetic turf pitches you will definitely hear about “Orlik”. The name originated from a Polish government project to build synthetic turf football pitches adjoined to volleyball or basketball fields in each municipality in Poland before Euro 2012 (co-hosted by Poland).   Orlik is usually built within […]