Volatile growth rates and changing technologies make artificial grass a dynamic industry with good prospects for those that position themselves well, but with difficult challenges and significant changes to the business models deployed. AMI announces the 7th edition of The Grass Yarn & Tufters Forum.
For the first time, there will be a presentation from Doménech Hermanos S.A about developing premium turf for the landscape sector and focusing on what customers need. The programme also includes several keynote papers including one from Dr. Martin Schlegel, Managing Director at Advanced Polymer Technology, who will discuss sustainable initiatives in the synthetic turf industry and another one from Mr. Ole Myhrvold from The Football Association of Norway who will deliver a presentation about experiences or artificial turf installations for soccer in challenging climates. FIFA will be reviewing the results of their worldwide study on players’ perception and will give a second speech about developing new test methods to improve standards.
The market drivers session will include papers from AMI, the Synthetic Turf Council, ESTO, Loughborough University and the European Turf Group BV. There will be a session about materials & component developments including papers from The Dow Chemical Company, Melos GmbH, Terra Sports Technology and Lyondellbasell - Basel Poliolefine Italia S.r.l. The conference will close with a session focusing on raising turf installation quality which will include papers from Sports Labs Limited and Labosport International. The conference is sponsored by Dow.