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In this presentation Dr Floreana Coman, of FCST – Fabrics & Composites Science & Technologies, reviews international research and reports into the environmental impacts of synthetic turf manufacture and usage and concludes: There is science behind any good synthetic turf Synthetic turf is a high-tech material For best product outcome, we have to take into […]

AVR predicts Europe’s transition to Horizon 2020 will transform innovation and research politics as all members of the European Union recognise research and innovation are the key factors to create sustainable growth and prosperity. The AVR  2013 Report into Nonwoven and Technical Textiles Research in Europe and Market Overview is available to read online.

Representatives from Australia’s synthetic turf and technical textiles industries came together to deliberate a body of research on the specific materials and designs currently used in synthetic turf products to enable more comprehensive information to be distributed to end users and the Australian public. As part of the Australian Advanced Materials manufacturing sector, the industries […]

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s report on the Economics of a Circular Economy invites readers to imagine an economy in which today’s goods are tomorrow’s resources, forming a virtuous cycle that fosters prosperity in a world of finite resources. This change in perspective is important to address many of today’s fundamental challenges. Traditional linear consumption patterns […]