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March 14, 2022
It was a huge honour for Polytan – artificial turf, manufactured by Polytan under the Poligras and LigaTurf brands, was nominated for “Brand of the Century” by the Zeit publishing group. Our customers highly appreciate Polytan’s commitment to quality, innovation and sustainability.…
February 10, 2022
Everyone wants to be sustainable and live sustainably. But what actually is sustainability? Does it just mean making sure we don’t overuse our natural resources? Or is there more to it than that? We speak to Mathias Schwägerl, Managing Director of Polytan GmbH, about the sustainability of artificial sports surfaces.…
December 22, 2021
Sport Group rated #1 on ESG performance in Building Products Category Sport Group receives an ESG Low Risk Rating from Sustainalytics Sport Group’s ESG Risk Rating places it first in the Building Products industry as assessed by Sustainalytics. Sport Group’s strength is sustainable products and services, for example the Poligras Tokyo GT hockey turf used at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games which was made from 60% sugar cane.…
December 6, 2021
New hockey documentary ‘The Surface’ features Jamie Dwyer and Luciana Aymar From Montreal to Tokyo As the stadium lights go down on 2021, hockey has much to celebrate. Despite unprecedented challenges, the Tokyo Olympic Games were staged, with hockey played on the revolutionary sustainable Poligras Tokyo GT hockey turf.…
November 2, 2021
Start of Polytan’s “green” product campaign, which uses recycled material in artificial turfs for the first time Use of Infinergy® by BASF for sustainable, elastic outer flooring surfaces New running surface Rekortan GEL GT made from over 60% renewable raw materials FormaTurf recycling strategy will in future close the material life cycle   Burgheim, Germany, 26th October 2021 – Germany’s leading sports flooring manufacturer will once again be participating at FSB in Cologne – the largest trade fair for outdoor space, sports and exercise facilities worldwide.…
November 2, 2021
Recycling old artificial turf pitches is one of the biggest challenges facing the sports surface industry in the coming years. The number of pitches that need replacing is growing constantly, and as such, as is the number of pitches that need to be recycled.…
November 2, 2021
World premier at FSB: Polytan presents its artificial turf surfaces made from renewable raw materials and recycled material New technological strategy reduces CO2 emissions and use of fossil fuels    Burgheim, Germany, 26th October 2021 – Polytan has been using renewable raw materials in the production of its artificial sports turf for several years.…
October 25, 2021
Infinergy® from BASF for sustainable, elastic outdoor flooring systems Worldwide distribution and installation of fall protection and artificial turf systems by Sport Group subsidiary Polytan   Ludwigshafen, Germany, October 25, 2021: BASF and Sport Group, Burgheim, have started their cooperation for the distribution and installation of the new, sustainable flooring system with Infinergy®.…

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