4 December 2009

Synthetic turf fibers TenCate Grass for East Asia Games

The hockey matches during the East Asia Games from 5 – 13 December 2009 in Hong Kong will be played at Kings Park Hockey Ground, where the hockey pitch is based on TenCate Tapeslide™ LSR® turf fibre.

Once again TenCate Tapeslide™ LSR® turf is being used after its appearance on four of the five Olympic hockey pitches at the Olympics in Beijing in 2008. After these matches, players and coaches of the Chinese hockey teams expressed their satisfaction with the performance of the pitch. The turf has also been successfully used for many other international hockey matches.

Hong Kong won the hosting rights to the 5th East Asian Games of 2009 in November 2003. Around 2,300 elite athletes will be competing for gold medals in 262 competitive events in 22 sports, making it the largest international multi-sports event ever held in Hong Kong.


TenCate Grass Asia
Almelo, The Netherlands, Friday 4 December 2009

For further information:

Digital pictures are on request available via: media@tencate.com.
More information can be found on: http://www.2009eastasiangames.hk/en/index.html

TenCate Grass Europe
Esther van der Veen – Brummelhuis, marketing & communication manager
Telephone : +31 548 633 309
Mobile  : +31 6 288 769 99
E-mail  : e.vanderveen@tencate.com
Internet : www.tencategrass.com

Royal Ten Cate
Jaap de Carpentier Wolf, head of corporate communication
Telephone : +31 546 544 911
Mobile  : +31 6 233 173 52
E-mail  : media@tencate.com
Internet : www.tencate.com

TenCate Grass develops and produces synthetic turf components and designs systems for top-flight sport, recreation and landscape applications. Together with its partners TenCate Grass strives to achieve a system approach. This gives users certainty about playing characteristics and lifespan. TenCate Grass has production locations in Europe, the Middle East and North America.

Royal Ten Cate (TenCate) is a multinational company that combines textile technology, chemical processes and material technology in the development and production of functional materials with distinctive characteristics. TenCate products are sold worldwide.
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 (AMX).

Download: 091204 Press release TenCate Grass concerning East Asian Games
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