24 Sep 2021

The new ITTF T Laboratory is ready and since August has been approving racket coverings.

In the past all approvals were conducted in external laboratories; for racket coverings it was decided that it was possible to perform the necessary functions in house.

by Claudia Herweg, ITTF Head of Equipment

Furthering the vision to increase our knowledge about the influence of equipment within our sport is a major goal, as is offering a top class service to manufacturers who wish to have new products approved.

Moreover, the intention is the integrate details into our equipment webinar.

It is a 90.000 Euros investment which reduces the testing time from four to six weeks in external laboratories, to three days in our laboratory.

However, it is proposed to continue with two external laboratories, so the manufactures have a choice.

We measure:

  • Dimensions
  • Colors
  • Gloss
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
  • Thickness

It is the next step after the device BBOT (Ball bounce on table) to measure the friction of tables.

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