The European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) has welcomed and lauded a European Commission’s decision to lower the concentration limit of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in synthetic turf infill materials. The news came from the European Rubber Journal (ERJ) on July 26.

The magazine writes that on July 20, the European Commission lowered the limit of PAHs in granules and mulches used as infill materials for synthetic turf or playgrounds from the current 100mg/kg to 20mg/kg.

The association said: “ETRMA welcomes the publication today of regulation 2021/1199 on polycyclic-aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), as the limit of 20 mg/kg for PAH on granules used as infill.”

According to Fazilet Cinaralp, secretary general of ETRMA, the EU’s decision and the restrictions coming into force from 10 Aug 2022 are unlikely to impact the use of end-of-life tire rubber as infill in sports pitches and artificial turf.

To read the full original article, please proceed to ERJ.