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October 22, 2021
The International Hockey Federation (FIH) and Polytan (a member of Sport Group) extend worldwide hockey partnership with shared ambition to ensure hockey continues to be progressive in the development of sustainable sports facilities and becomes a leader in this field.…
September 22, 2021
Polytan, Germany’s market leader in artificial sports surfaces, will once again be taking part in the International Trade Fair of Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities (FSB) this year, scheduled to run from 26th to 29th October in Cologne. Polytan’s exhibit will be titled “WE MAKE SPORT” and will showcase the company’s entire product range and numerous innovations.…
September 16, 2021
Burgheim, Germany & Amsterdam, the Netherlands: Sport Group and GBN-AGR have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to join forces in the development of artificial grass recycling infrastructure and technology throughout Europe. With their respective partners, both companies are already fully supported from leading artificial turf companies in Europe and demonstrate their commitment to provide suitable end-of-life recycling solutions for artificial grass.…
December 17, 2020
Highest quality guaranteed The FIFA Quality Programme for Football Turf is a licensing pro-gramme that manufacturers of high-quality synthetic turf systems for football pitches can complete if they meet a number of demanding requirements. Polytan has been licensed as a FIFA Preferred Provider since the end of 2020.…
November 16, 2020
Own company founded – Start of production still 2021 Burgheim – 16. November 2020: The Sport Group is one of the world’s leading companies in the field of synthetic sports surfaces. With its subsidiary Polytan, the company has a high market share in the construction of artificial turf pitches and running tracks.…
July 27, 2020
Polytan Rekortan synthetic surface for Ilvesheim Castle School: Smooth running thanks to strong contrasts It is usually referred to only as the “blind school“. The correct designation is: Castle School Ilvesheim – State special educational and consulting centre with boarding school, with a focus on vision.…
June 15, 2020
Sport Group CEO Frank Dittrich says: “We welcome the EU’s commitment to promote sustainable products and systematically address the issue of microplastics.” CO2-neutral synthetic turf and alternative infills are already providing solutions for municipalities and communities The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is recommending that the EU ban synthetic granules used as infill material for synthetic turf pitches, with a six-year transition period.…
November 4, 2019
Polytan presented the unfilled LigaTurf Motion synthetic turf at FSB 2019 A highly functional synthetic turf system for football that doesn’t use infill crumb? Thanks to Polytan, what was previously only standard in field hockey is now also finding its way into the world of amateur and professional football.…

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