Around the world, approximately 500 artificial turf football pitches are disposed of annually. With its coatings and latex backing, disposal is costly and complicated, while the recyclability of artificial grass has been very limited.
With their distinctive logo now flying on the shirts of a Chilean football club, Nanjing based CCGrass, the largest producer of artificial turf in the world, is seeing business go from strength to strength in football obsessed South America, and for good reason.
It is one thing to sell a product to a customer. It is altogether something else to revisit that same customer to see whether they are still happy with their purchase one year later.
As the world’s biggest producer of artificial turf, CCGrass is also naturally one of just a handful of companies to pass the very significant milestone that is represented by the installation of its 100th FIFA certified field at the very end of 2016.
As the annual Gothia Cup gets set for kick off in Sweden this Saturday, so too in China, preparations are well underway for the debut of Gothia Cup China, to be held from 13th to 19th August, 2016 in Shenyang, the capital of the country’s northern eastern province of Liaoning.
The popularity of football in South America can never be underestimated, and so also its potential power for change. Hand at risk children the opportunity to play football 24 hours a day and they will grasp it, staying out of trouble in the process.
Former national team player Li Tie has returned to his hometown of Shenyang to put his name on a new football facility that includes three artificial grass pitches; the “Li Tie Number 8 Football Airdrome Park”.
Gearing up for its opening this Thursday 23rd June, the National Sports Convention in Australia this year has for the first time a focus on technology and solutions for natural, hybrid and synthetic turf so that more people can access facilities for both sport and recreation.
28th May, 2016, saw the British School of Nanjing in China hold their ninth annual Summer Fair, the first major event to be held at their brand new state of the art facility, featuring a new artificial grass pitch as the crown of the new campus development.
Dating back to 1963, the iconic National Olympic Stadium of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, has been given a facelift in the form of a brand new pitch, utilising artificial grass for the first time in the stadium’s chequered half century of history.