FIFA has awarded several partners of TenCate with the status of FIFA Preferred Producer in respect of football fields based on synthetic turf.
It is an important aspect of the strategy of TenCate to improve the quality and performance of synthetic turf sports systems through innovation and strategic partnerships. The new initiative of FIFA is aimed at the standardization of the quality of synthetic turf fields for football around the world and also to promote ongoing innovative development within the synthetic turf industry. Frank Spaan, director corporate development of TenCate: “TenCate fully supports the FIFA initiative as we believe it will increase awareness of the needed high performance and durability of football fields”.
At the FSB trade fair in Cologne (Germany) TenCate introduced a new warranty concept on the performance and durability of synthetic turf fields made with TenCate components in conformity with the FIFA Recommended 2 Star requirements. This warranty will be made available worldwide through selected business partners. With this concept TenCate and these partners provide a warranty based on the highest quality standards during the life cycle of a football field. Both the FIFA initiative and the implementation of the warranty concept of TenCate provide users of synthetic football fields certainty concerning important quality aspects and providing a high level of playability for years to come.
Royal Ten Cate
Almelo, The Netherlands, Wednesday 28 October 2009
For further information:
F.R. Spaan, director investor relations & corporate development
Telephone : +31 546 544 977
Mobile : +31 6 12 96 17 24
E-mail : email@example.com
Internet : www.tencate.com
Royal Ten Cate (TenCate) is the multinational company that combines textile technology, chemical technology and material technology in the development and production of functional materials with distinctive characteristics. Systems and materials from TenCate can be divided into four areas of application: Safety and protection; space and aerospace; infrastructure and the environment; sport and recreation. TenCate occupies leading positions in safety fabrics, composites for space and aerospace, antiballistics, geosynthetics and synthetic turf. TenCate is listed on the NYSE Euronext.