ETRA at the ESTO Congress in Brussels

On 7-8 June 2016 the European Synthetic Turf Organisation, ESTO, held its 2016 congress at the Total Building in Brussels. Many people working in different roles in the Artificial Turf sector attended the event. Qualified speakers illustrated the different topics that formed the program. ETRA was invited to talk about the tyre recycling sector and to show the principal uses and applications of our materials, explaining why SBR rubber granulate is used as infill material for artificial.

Dr. Musacchi underlined the fact that research shows that RTM turf products do not present risks for the environment or to human health. However, rumors recently appeared in the press has started raising an issue, that has been faced promptly by ETRA and other bodies, in various contexts and working groups. On that point there has been wide agreement among the eminent speakers and experts that participated to the discussion – RTMS do not pose a threat to human health or the environment.

Further activities are in progress and will be followed by ETRA. More information will be available on request, to ETRA members.

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