Entries by ESTO

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 […]

Message to the ESTO members

Sent on behalf of the ESTO Operations Committee We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Stefan Diderich as ESTO’s Executive Chairman. Stefan will join ESTO in this role from 1st June 2018, allowing for a smooth transition with Nigel Fletcher, who will remain in place until his contract ends on 30th June. After […]

ESTO Congress 2018 Programme

September 4th 2018 Murcia, Spain 9.00-12.00 ESTO Working Groups Shockpads, Maintenance, Environment, Infill, Landscape 12.00-13.00 ESTO Working Groups Yarn 12.00-14.30 Lunch and networking 14:30-15:00 ESTO update 15.00-15.45 ECHA presentation 15.45-16.15 Guest Technical presentation 16:15-16:45 Coffee break 16.45-17.15 FOBIG technical presentation 17.15-18.00 Working Group chairmen updates 18.00-18.15 Conclusion 19.30 BBQ and drinks

ESTO at ETRA 25th anniversary conference

ESTO made a presentation at the 25th anniversary conference of ETRA delivered by Pascal Haxaire (Labosport) who is also the ESTO Working Group chairman for infill. The panel of experts for the SBR issues session also included Nicolas Evans (FIFA), Dennis Andersen (Re-Match) and representatives from the European Commission and RIVM. Congrats to ETRA on […]

ESTO Seminar at FSB 2017

The European Synthetic Turf Organisation (ESTO) will be hosting an information session on the developments, plans, research for those operating in the Synthetic Turf Industry. The Seminar is open to all and to reserve a place please contact Natasja Faelens at natasja@theesto.com The Seminar will be led by Nigel Fletcher (ESTO Chairman) and Alastair Cox (ESTO Technical Consultant). The […]

FIH launches new standards for field lighting aimed at reducing environmental impact and increasing sustainability

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has published new lighting guidance and standards with a view to helping hockey facilities increase sustainability and reduce their environmental impact. Recent advances in lighting technology and growing concerns about night sky pollution led the FIH to initiate a review of its lighting guidance and standards. Now available at www.fih.ch/facilities, […]