Entries by Sachin Ram Thorapadi

Labosport Fiber Performance Index helps French customers choose landscaping turf

With artificial grass being increasingly used for landscaping applications around the world (gardens & terraces, recreational & parks, urban landscape beautification), Labosport decided to launch in 2017 the Fiber Performance Index for landscaping turf, a declination of its FPI index for sports turf. The FPI for landscaping turf is an objective laboratory assessment of the […]

The Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) has adopted its final opinion supporting the proposal for restricting eight polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) found in granules and mulches used, for example, in synthetic turf pitches and playgrounds.

Helsinki,18 September 2019 SEAC adopted its final opinion by simple majority, supporting the proposal by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) and following an earlier opinion by the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) in June. The restriction proposal lowers the total concentration limit of eight PAHs to 20 mg/kg(0.002 % […]

Labosport acquires TGMS Ltd

Labosport, a leader in sport surfaces testing, announces that it has signed today an agreement to acquire TGMS Ltd (“TGMS”), a sports surface consultancy specializing in the design & management of natural and artificial turf sports pitches in the UK. TGMS offers a comprehensive range of services including feasibility studies, design and contract supervision to […]


Labosport China and Canada are extremely proud and happy to announce that the Laboratories in Guangzhou, China and in Montreal, Canada have been ISO 17025 certified. Labosport China  has been accredited by CNAS (China National Accreditation Service for Conformity assessment) and Labosport Canada by the CCN (Standard Council of Canada). In a constant evolving environment, […]

Labosport USA is hiring

Following the acquisition of Thomas Turf Services and Thomas Analytical, Labosport USA is hiring a Technical Manager for synthetic surfaces and a Business Development Manager for global services. As part of the development of LABOSPORT USA, we offer you the opportunity to join the exciting world of sport in a young and a dynamic team. […]

Labosport to expand its presence in the US with the acquisition of Thomas Turf Services and Thomas Analytical Services

Labosport, a leader in sport surfaces testing, announces that it has signed today an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Thomas Turf Services, Inc. and Thomas Analytical Services, Inc. (“TTS” & “TAS”), laboratories specialized in soil testing and environmental analyses. The companies are headquartered in College Station, Texas. Following USGA research in the early […]


A 25 year journey… The Labosport Group is a TEAM dedicated to sports surface testing and consultancy with combined expertise in chemistry, engineering, agronomy, instrumentation and material science. We are patched by our diverse group of people from our labs around the world. We leverage our diversity across the globe to serve our clients locally […]

Vision for Asian golf industry now a reality

New Zealand Sports Turf Institute (NZSTI), a member of the Labosport group, is pleased to announce its partnership with the Asian Golf Industry Federation (AGIF) in delivering the inaugural Certificate in Greenkeeping (CIG) programme, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – the first of its kind in Asia. The AGIF has used NZSTI’s expertise to develop a […]

New Managing Director at Labosport UK

We are pleased to announce the appointment of David James as Managing Director Labosport Ltd (UK). David will manage the operations and development of Labosport UK, starting as of December 1, 2018. David has been working in the field of sports engineering for 18 years, boasts an impressive academic career and was previously the Director […]