Polytan at FSB 2023, 24th–27th October in Cologne
In 2023, Polytan will once again make an appearance at the International Trade Fair of Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities (FSB) in Cologne. This year, German specialist for synthetic turf and sports surfaces will present itself under the slogan: “Sport. People. Greener.” It underlines the company’s strategy to provide sustainable and environmentally friendly products for professional and popular sport in line with its social responsibility.
The company’s steady course towards sustainability will also be reflected in the exhi-bition concept. At its centre are systems that optimise the sustainability of the syn-thetic turf and surfaces, which Polytan markets under its “Green Technology” label. This includes the use of biobased plastics, which are used in LigaTurf synthetic turf systems as well as Rekortan running tracks. The sports surface specialist also uses post-consumer recycled (PCR) material in its production – in other words, recycled plastics that have been used before. The LigaTurf Cross GTR even combines both of the above innovations. This means the filaments are made partially of recycled plastic and partially of biobased plastic.
The hockey tournaments at the Olympic Games in Paris will be played on Polytan turf for the ninth time. Accordingly, the synthetic hockey turf systems exhibited in Co-logne have a special significance. With Poligras Paris GT zero, Polytan will present the world’s first CO2-neutral synthetic turf for field hockey, developed specially for Paris 2024. As of recently, the new hockey turf also fulfils the “Dry Hockey” innova-tion category of the FIH. What’s more, Poligras synthetic turf from Polytan provides the perfect surface for padel, which will be played as an Olympic discipline for the first time in Paris 2024.
In addition to Polytan, other major brands and products in the sports and leisure segment are united under the umbrella of the Sport Group, such as Melos, FormaTurf and SYNLawn. They too will be represented at the trade fair in Cologne, in direct prox-imity to the Polytan stand. SYNLawn is considered a premium brand for synthetic turf landscaping on the European and American market. With over 200,000 installations in the USA alone, SYNLawn is the industry leader for private and commercial synthetic turf applications. Meanwhile, Melos is a leading manufacture and provider of EPDM granules for sports and leisure surfaces. The 100-percent recyclable solution, as of-fered by Polytan and FormaTurf, is yet another step towards increasing the sustaina-bility and environmental friendliness of synthetic turf and closing the material cycle.
Through the joint trade fair appearance of the companies in the Sport Group, the closed lifecycle of the respective products will be made visible and explained as needed by experts on site. The proximity of the separate stands will allow visitors to experience the entire world of the Sport Group at once.
Polytan will be exhibiting on FSB 2023 in Hall 10.2 at Stand E011 from 24th to 27th October.