LigaTurf Cross GTzero

The world’s first 100 % CO2-Neutral Football turf

With the LigaTurf Cross GTzero, Polytan is offering the first CO2-neutral football pitch for professional and amateur sports. Without sacrificing durability and performance characteristics, Polytan has created a product that combines the challenges of environmental sustainability, climate compatibility and player demands.

CLIMATE POSITIVE FOR THE FUTURE

With the LigaTurf Cross GTzero, Polytan is now taking the next big step. The positive CO2 balance of the LigaTurf Cross GTzero 240 22 / 8 is the result of several measures, because changing just one parameter will not result in a positive CO2 balance. All contributing factors must mesh with each other. The turf has to achieve positive values in terms of its sustainability as well as be produced and offered at competitive costs.

Raw Material

For the LigaTurf Cross GTzero, Polytan uses the sustainable and bio-based I’m green™ PE material from our partner Braskem. This raw material has been used in the Poligras Tokyo GT turf since 2018 and has become very popular, especially abroad. The LigaTurf Cross GTzero consists of up to 70 percent bio-based I’m green™ polyethylene derived from sugar cane. This is certified by an independent laboratory for each turf system. This is the basis for its CO2 neutrality.

ENERGY MIX

CO2 energy management is certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001. Production was converted to green electricity in the summer of 2019. This is a measure that benefits all the products in our portfolio, including the LigaTurf Cross GTzero. Of course, this positive climate contribution will also be certified and verified.

COATING

The new PolyCoat polyurethane wear coat with Tuft-Guard adds another element to the positive energy balance of the LigaTurf Cross GTzero. With a lower wear coat weight, lower residual moisture and better heat absorption, the energy consumption in the coating system, the final step in the process to the finished football turf, also decreases.

But the LigaTurf Cross GTzero offers even more benefits. The new LigaTurf Cross GTzero system have a higher stitch density than their predecessors and offers even better coverage for protection against falls and tackles. Furthermore, the infill granules are better fixed in the turf, preventing the so-called splash effect. The benefit: less rubber granulate is needed and discharge is significantly reduced. Even for the natural infill granulates such as cork and sand, the additional number of fibres means better stabilisation of the materials.

ENERGY MIX

CO2 energy management is certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 50001. Production was converted to green electricity in the summer of 2019. This is a measure that benefits all the products in our portfolio, including the LigaTurf Cross GTzero. Of course, this positive climate contribution will also be certified and verified.

But the LigaTurf Cross GTzero offers even more benefits. The new LigaTurf Cross GTzero system have a higher stitch density than their predecessors and offers even better coverage for protection against falls and tackles. Furthermore, the infill granules are better fixed in the turf, preventing the so-called splash effect. The benefit: less rubber granulate is needed and discharge is significantly reduced. Even for the natural infill granulates such as cork and sand, the additional number of fibres means better stabilisation of the materials.

COATING

The new PolyCoat polyurethane wear coat with Tuft-Guard adds another element to the positive energy balance of the LigaTurf Cross GTzero. With a lower wear coat weight, lower residual moisture and better heat absorption, the energy consumption in the coating system, the final step in the process to the finished football turf, also decreases.

Polytan already has the ability to control and optimise all of these processes, so there is no compromise when it comes to the performance characteristics of the turf. As a pioneer in the field of bio-based raw materials and as a competent, experienced producer in PU chemistry, we have the necessary expertise to master this challenging combination of functional requirements and sustainability in production and raw materials.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

  • Green Technology Inside: Filaments from up to 70 % bio-based fibre raw material (PE)
  • Combination of smooth (fibre thickness of 360 μm) and textured (fibre thickness of 250 μm) turf filaments
  • Increased stitch density for less granulate usage and even better retention capacity

POLYTAN GREEN TECHNOLOGY

Polytan’s “Green Technology” marks out a new generation of highly developed products that combine cutting-edge technological expertise from the plastics industry with the functional and ecological benefits of renewable raw materials or alternative technologies that protect the climate. In this way, Polytan consistently meets its own development demands for products that combine climate protection and resource conservation with excellent functional features for sports.