Polytan – since 1969 our name has been synonymous with uncompromising quality and functionality when it comes to synthetic sports surfaces. Our products are used successfully around the world in top international sports, but also for leisure, club and school sports.

So we know a thing or two about quality – and we’ve been demonstrating this for 50 years. But how good are we when it comes to sustainability?

FOR TOKYO. FOR SPORTS. FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.

Sustainability at Polytan

Polytan has always attached great importance to sustainability and a low environmental impact. As a responsible full-service provider, we ensure the appropriate and conscientious use of resources at each step in the life cycle – from the selection of raw materials through production, installation, use and maintenance, to disposal and recycling. Our certified environmental management, in accordance with ISO 140001 since 2015, underlines this claim.

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Development and Design

Sustainability starts with the design and development of our products.

Raw materials

We also set uncompromising quality standards when selecting the raw materials used for our products.

Production

The reduction of negative environmental influences also plays an important role for Polytan production.

Usage and Maintenance

The service life is one of the most important prerequisites for ensuring a positive eco-balance of synthetic turf.

Recycling and Reuse

Even after their active career, our products are far from over.

From nature to the sports ground

Polytan‘s new hockey turf Poligras Tokyo GT is a product that embodies the goals of the Green Technology strategy in an exemplary way: with the development of this hockey turf, Polytan has succeeded in launching a product that offers clear environmental and climate benefits over conventional synthetic turf systems, while offering world-class playing qualities. Polytan’s Poligras Tokyo GT is the official turf of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo!

OUR GREEN TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS

In line with the objectives of the EU Commission’s strategy for a plastics and bio-based economy, we are also working hard on researching the use of bioplastics and CO2-based plastics, which are already usefully supplementing our oil-based product portfolio and, in the long term, may even gradually replace it. We are working on this initiative together with leading companies from around the world such as Braskem, Covestro and the infill specialist Melos who, just like Polytan, is part of the Sport Group GmbH. Resource and climate protection are therefore core goals of our innovation programme, the results of which you will find at Polytan under the umbrella of the “Green Technology” (GT) line: A new generation of highly sophisticated products and methods that combine the latest expertise from the plastics industry with the functional and environmental benefits of renewable resources and new, resource-conserving technologies.

The hockey turf Poligras Tokyo GT, the synthetic football turf LigaTurf Cross GTzero, the elastic layer PolyBase GT and the infill granulate Fusion Infill GT are four products from our Green Technology line (as of November 2019). We are also working hard to ensure that more will follow soon – with the requirement that the products tick all the boxes, not just in terms of sustainability, but also in the areas of player health and safety and performance.

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Poligras Tokyo GT

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