Rita Japan Co., Ltd. First in Japan! A JFA official pitch will be realized with artificial turf that does not use elastic materials.

Rita Japan Co., Ltd.
Japan’s first! A JFA official pitch will be realized with artificial turf that does not use elastic materials.
Safe, secure and environmentally friendly artificial turf RITA Ecology Turf
The RET series (product number: ST-HD35) provided by Rita Japan Co., Ltd. has received a response that it has passed the inspection results according to Article 5 of the JFA Long Pile Artificial Turf Pitch Official Regulations [Results of product inspection]. . This is the first time in Japan that an artificial turf that does not use elastic materials such as rubber resin chips has passed the product
inspection.
Japan’s first! JFA-approved pitch will be realized with artificial turf that no elastic materials.
Safe, secure and environmentally friendly artificial turf RITA Ecology Turf [Image 1

The “RITA Ecology Turf” RET series (product number: ST-HD35) provided by Rita Japan Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, hereinafter “our company”) will be sent to the Japan Football Association on August 8, 2022. , applied for product inspection in anticipation of JFA official recognition, and on October 4 of the same year, according to Article 5 of the JFA long pile artificial turf pitch official regulations [result of product inspection], we received a response that the inspection result was “passed”. I was.
This means that all the inspection items in the current JFA long pile artificial turf official standard have been cleared. This is the first time in Japan that an artificial turf that does not use elastic materials such as rubber resin chips has passed the product
inspection.
[Web page] https://ritajapan.jp/service/rita-ecology-turf/
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The importance of creating an environment that should be passed on to the next generation
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Next to the RET exhibition hall (back left) is the base for the Self-Defense Force rescue boats
The RET Exhibition Hall (artificial turf lab) attached to our Saga office was severely damaged by the heavy rains in Kyushu in 2019. At the same time, the house where our representative was born and raised was completely destroyed. In addition, areas soaked in oil from a nearby factory left scars that affected crop production.
In addition, the rivers facing the disaster area lead to the Ariake Sea, which boasts the highest production of seaweed in Japan. Due to the administrative judgment that the oil spilled into the Ariake Sea would affect marine products, the affected area was forced to be submerged in oil for several days while the drainage pumps leading to the river were stopped. The sacrifice of this area was able to stop the impact on the fisheries industry along the Ariake Sea coast centering on Saga Prefecture.
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An oil slick flows into the parents’ house of our representative What we have learned from this experience is that when these events are replaced with our own efforts, as a manufacturer of artificial turf, fillers such as rubber resin chips will flow out and cause secondary damage to the environment in today’s constant disasters. I always had to think about it.
Until now, our corporate philosophy has been to consider safety, security, and environmental friendliness, but our mission is to clear the JFA official figures for artificial turf that does not use elastic materials, and to build a new standard for sports facility
maintenance. I thought there was
Against this background, we have been conducting research at a rapid pace, mainly in the artificial turf lab that we operate in Omachi Town, Saga Prefecture, and finally reached the result of “passing” all the inspection items by a third party organization. did. This time, we have achieved what many artificial turf manufacturers have challenged and failed to achieve.
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Rivers facing the disaster area lead to the Ariake Sea
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Disasters wash away memories
JFA Long Pile Artificial Turf Official Standards and Our Efforts [Image 7

According to the conventional long-pile official standard, it has been said that the numerical value of the JFA official standard cannot be cleared unless the turf is 50 mm or more in length and contains elastic material. Based on the voices of the players who have continued to stand on the pitch, we will continue to pursue the player’s point of view, thinking that if we can improve the problems with artificial turf and improve this, the spread of artificial turf will spread further. Overturning common sense, RET (ST-HD35) clears all numbers. In Japan, where many disasters occur, JFA-approved pitches will be realized with artificial turf that does not use elastic materials, which is safe, secure, and environmentally friendly without causing environmental damage due to the outflow of elastic materials. We are confident that this will be a big step forward in the development of a sustainable environment.
From Japan to the world

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RET Exhibition Hall (artificial turf lab) in Omachi Town, Saga Prefecture. You can always experience more than 10 types of turf according to your purpose, from the hardness of the roadbed to the length and density of the turf.
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The first synthetic turf that does not use elastic materials that has cleared all inspection items in the JFA long-pile artificial turf standards.
The JFA official standards are the same inspection items as the FIFA official standards. However, even if you look around the world, there is no artificial turf that does not use elastic materials on the FIFA-approved pitch. In other words, the JFA is taking steps to create a sustainable society ahead of the rest of the world. We believe that we have been able to open a hole in the history of artificial turf so far, and that we can play a role in improving the environment in line with the trends of the times, not only in the soccer world but also in all public facilities. Revitalize Japan with the power of sports. 100% recyclable “RITA Ecology Turf”
RITA Ecology Turf is a safe, secure and environmentally friendly artificial turf provided by our company.
It is a sustainable artificial turf that uses a single recyclable material for all the constituent materials of the artificial turf. The RET series (part number: ST-HD35), which has improved durability for sports specifications, will support further athletes’ leaps. It is a product that was born through repeated research and
verification from all angles, such as the user’s perspective, the instructor’s perspective, the player’s perspective, and the guardian’s perspective.
People who enjoy sports and children who will be responsible for the next generation can demonstrate their maximum performance with peace of mind. In addition, we have set it as our mission to excite and impress the spectators who enjoy watching sports, and we will work to improve the environment in line with the trends of the times. Please look forward to our future efforts.
[RITA Ecology Turf]
Details: https://ritajapan.jp/service/rita-ecology-turf/
Inquiries: ret_info@ritajapan.jp (addressed to the Public Relations Strategy Office)
About Rita Japan Co., Ltd.
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Visitors to the RET Exhibition Hall (artificial turf lab) are now coming not only from within the prefecture, but from all over the country.
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While the RET exhibition hall functions as a laboratory, it is open to the public free of charge as much as possible.
“Creating dreams, developing people, and developing communities.” If “people” with “dreams” gather, a healthy “town” will naturally be created. Sports have the power to consolidate these energies. How precious it is to have sports at the heart of those communities. A quarter of a century ago, the J.League set out its 100-year vision. And now, J.League culture is taking root all over the country. A single action can be the first step in fostering a rich sports culture in our town. We believe that these actions will become a legacy for the next generation of children.
“Energize Japan with the power of sports” This idea is the starting point for all of us.
Company Profile
Company name: Rita Japan Co., Ltd.
Location: 1-3-11 Shibadaimon, Minato-ku, Tokyo YSK Building 7F Business: Sports policy, sports marketing, sports health solutions Established: April 21, 2011
HP: https://ritajapan.jp/

On August 8, 2022, the “RITA Ecology Turf” RET series (product number: ST-HD35) provided by Rita Japan Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo) applied for product inspection to the Japan Football
Association to Obtain JFA official recognition.
On October 4th, 2022, it passed Article 5 of the JFA long-pile artificial turf pitch official regulations [Results of product inspection].
This means that all the inspection items in the current JFA long pile artificial turf official standard have been cleared.
It is the first time in Japan that an artificial turf that does not use elastic materials such as rubber resin chips has passed the product inspection result, which is a remarkable achievement. Details about this release:
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000009.000052769.html


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