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Synthetic turf components and their environmental input

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 consideration: raw materials, processes used and the environment
  • There is nothing harmful in synthetic turf
  • There is scope for new developments.

The challenge for the future is to creating smart, recyclable materials - a high priority for the world.  Dr Coman's presentation can be read at this link.