AITEX participates in the Round Robin organised by FIFA in Asia

AITEX participates in the Round Robin organised by FIFA in Asia

LABORATORIES & INNOVATION

5th of June

AITEX, a FIFA-approved laboratory, participated in a Round Robin held in Asia. 

AITEX, a FIFA-approved laboratory, participated in a Round Robin held in Asia.
On-site testing of an artificial grass pitch is an essential part of the FIFA Quality Program for football turf, in addition to the final quality control before FIFA accredits it as a certified pitch surface. To ensure that these tests are conducted uniformly throughout the world, FIFA only works with approved testing laboratories.
AITEX as an approved testing institute to carry out quality certification of artificial turf on football pitches and the Institute travelled to Hong Kong to participate in the Round Robin. During the 4-day event, each technician from the accredited institutes performs two field tests.
This year the Round Robin took place in King’s Park in Kowloon, Hong Kong with a total of 37 applicants and 16 technicians seeking licence renewal were tested and approved by the Round Robin and join the 80 existing approved technicians.

AITEX, as a FIFA-approved laboratory, performs the following field tests:

Tests to determine the reaction of the ball with the surface:
• Vertical bouncing of the ball.
• Ball rolling.

Tests to determine the reaction of the player with the surface:
These tests are of special relevance, and simulate the interaction of the player with the sports surface, determining if the pitch is adequate and safe for the player to use without injury.
• Shock absorption
• Deformation.
• Rotational resistance

More information:

FIFA.COM

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