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Synthetic Turf Technology Clinic

Increasingly building owners, architects, designers and specifiers are querying the environmental credentials of material inputs into landscaping and civil infrastructure projects as they strive to meet green building standards. Community expectations on environmental stewardship have also increased, in parallel.


This workshop will present information on the environmental credentials of synthetic turf, and is designed to technically counteract negative environmental campaigns focused on the industrial inputs used in synthetic turf.


A copy of the technology clinic brochure can be found at this link: Synthetic Turf brochure low res


PARKING: Metered parking is available at a flat rate of $3.00. Machines accept gold coins and time is unlimited.



Synthetic Turf Environmental Inputs
Friday, 8th March 2013
Riva St Kilda, St Kilda Marina VICTORIA
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
registration fee
Chaired by Martin Schlegel, Strategy Consultant with Chemneera Pty Ltd
Chemneera Pty Ltd is a strategy consultancy that specialises in management questions and surfacing technology applied in the sport and recreation industry. Martin is a Member of the Advisory Board of WTS Australia, a tax, legal and consulting group being part of the global WTS alliance of advisory companies. In addition, Martin is guest lecturer at RMIT University Melbourne in the field of sports management and surfacing technology and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Sports Technology published by the Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. Previously, Martin was the Managing Director of Advanced Polymer Technology Australasia and a Director of Sports Technology International the supplier and installer of the hockey pitches for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Information that is relevant to those who manufacture, install and specify Australian synthetic turf and their supply chain partners.
Panel Session

Grant Humphreys: Managing Director at Acoustoscan

David Carpenter: Divisonal General Manager at Tapex Pty Ltd

Dr. Martin Schlegel: Strategy Consultant with Chemneera Pty Ltd
Dr Floreana Coman
Dr Floreana Coman is a technical leader with extensive experience in advanced manufacturing, and most notably in technical textiles and the composite industry including aerospace. Her research and development capabilities led to inventions related to materials and process technologies including UV curing resins and pre-forms for composite materials. Dr Coman has a number of registered patents and has held research leader positions in Australia and in Europe.