New R&D project for creating a tool for evaluating the functional capabilities and material quality of artificial grass

NTNU SIAT, Centre for Sports facility and Technology, All Sports Recycled and TeBe Sport has started an R&D project with the goal of developing an in-field solution and methodology for evaluating the functional capabilities and material quality of the sand, infill and fiber. The end goals are to reduce waste and increase the reuse and…
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Circularity through reuse and repurposing of the LOKI raw material

The clean and dry raw material from the LOKI is both used on new and existing sport facilities and in the production of products based on sand, rubber (SBR, TPE, EPDM) and plastic (PE and PP). All Sport Recycled is working on growing its international marketplace where the raw material from LOKI can be offered…
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ASR owner; 100% turfrecyclers, won prestigious award

The Responsible Innovators 2020 Award enhances the actions carried out in Italy by companies, professionals, associations, schools and universities, which contribute to the implementation of the 17 objectives of the 2030 goals for sustainable development by the European Union. The sixth edition of the award envisaged seven categories of participation, four of which reserved for…
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Expanding the LOKI family with increased capacity

The first LOKI model, the LOKI-6, was designed to be efficient, small and agile. With its capacity of 6-7 tons/h, it offers quick, flexible and easy transportation and logistics when moving from turf to turf, only requiring the use of two semi-trailers for transport. New family members To adapt to the diversity in both operation,…
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ECHA have concluded; restriction best way to reduce microplastic pollution

The European Chemcials Agency, ECHA, have evaluated and analysed the best way to reduce the emissions of microplastic pollution into EU. They have worked on a proposal for the European Union to ban microplastics in products such as cosmetics, detergents, fertilisers and could lead to a ban of its use as soft infill on artificial…
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Production of LOKI units are on track

The launch of LOKI has been well received by the artificial turf community, and many industry players see the operational and environmental benefit, in addition to the business opportunities, of this mobile separation plant. The first LOKI units were ordered in autumn of 2020 and will be ready long before the 2021 season starts. The…
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ASR and LOKI in the latest edition of Turfbusiness

Turfbusiness have written a feature on All Sports Recyled and our LOKI system. Read more about the world’s first mobile separation plant, transforming old surfaces from waste to clean and dry raw material, ready for reuse, repurposing or recycling. Download and read the feature here

Study on Factors Impacting Degradation of Artificial Turf Fibers

Abstract The aim of this study is to present an overview over factors that impact degradation of artificial turf fibers, based on previous research on the topic. The report is written in collaboration with Centre for Sport Facilities and Technology (SIAT) at the Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU) and the project Kunstgress 2021…
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EU will not ban artificial turf pitches but could impose restrictions

The European Union will not ban artificial turf pitches, at least yet, but the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) is looking at alternatives, as this material is an important source of microplastics.   “No such proposal is under preparation form the Commission,” EU’s executive spokesperson Natasha Bertaud said, denying media reports that the Commission was planning…
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ECHA has evaluated the human health risks from substances found in recycled rubber granules that are used as an infill material in synthetic turf, such asthat used inoutdoor and indoor football fields. In the EU, rubbergranules used as an infill material are mainly produced from end-of-life tyres (ELT). Industry has informed ECHA that most of…
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