Whether for professionals or recreational players: Synthetic turf is the perfect choice for football
No other sport enjoys more popularity than football. Traditionally played on grass, for many years football has been increasingly played on synthetic turf. Polytan synthetic turf systems provide the perfect playing properties for this team sport, characterised by its dynamics, tactics and speed. Especially in training centres and municipal club facilities, where space is scarce and many teams share facilities in order to train, synthetic turf, with its reduced need for resources when it comes to maintenance, is the best alternative and most sustainable solution to grass.
Sustainable football turf with optimal playing properties
The specific properties that give the edge when playing and running are achieved through a sophisticated synthetic turf construction and fibre geometry tailor-made for football. The elastic base layer additionally ensures optimum shock absorption and protects players against injury. The patented CoolPlus function prevents the playing surface from heating up on hot summer days.
As an experienced synthetic turf manufacturer, we know that long service life of the synthetic turf, as well as simplified care, maintenance and servicing, are particularly important, especially in much-used stress zones. We provide synthetic turf systems that are filled with our sustainable Fusion GT infill or, alternatively, with sand and cork. Unfilled systems are also available. Our Green Technology products are particularly environmentally friendly, and are manufactured with up to 75% organic-based raw materials obtained from sustainable agriculture and from a CO2-reduced process.
LIGATURF RS PRO II
Top clubs in the international professional leagues and ambitious amateur clubs place high demands on synthetic turf sports fields, so we developed the LigaTurf RS Pro II professional football turf with them in mind. Its trademarks are natural grass-like playing properties, smooth filaments and excellent recovery capacity.
LigaTurf Cross has enabled us, as an innovative synthetic turf manufacturer, to develop a football turf that combines both textured and smooth filaments. The crimped blades make the turf robust, yet easy to care for and maintain, while the smooth fibres ensure natural playing properties.
LIGATURF CROSS GTZERO
LigaTurf Cross GTzero was the world's first CO2-neutral football turf. With this synthetic turf from the Green Technology range, we aim to further develop the idea of sustainability in sport, without compromising on playing properties.
LIGATURF LEGEND PRO
Our LigaTurf Legend Pro, with its smooth fibres, is always the right choice as a synthetic turf pitch for football. The multishape filament cross section provides good resilience, and due to a larger filament width and BiColour design, the synthetic turf retains a natural look and a dense surface finish.
LigaGrass Pro, with its crimped filaments, is the best selection for all synthetic turf pitches that are subject to particularly intensive use – such as mini-pitches, school grounds and training facilities. Not only does it have low maintenance costs, but it also holds the infill well in the ground.
Smooth filaments, authentic turf appearance and natural playing properties. This is why our LigaTurf RS+ is in use on numerous synthetic turf football pitches around the world. As a quality-conscious synthetic football turf provider, we are proud that our synthetic turfs are FIFA Quality Pro-certified –more than any other brand.
LIGATURF CROSS GT
Not only does it look like real football turf; it feels like it too. And the bonus is that our LigaTurf Cross GT is a sustainable and competitive football turf. It uses Green Technology for a lower carbon footprint. The turf is made in Germany from I’m GreenTM polyethylene which uses renewable raw materials. Likewise, it is produced using 100% green energy.
LIGATURF CROSS GTR
We are revolutionising the world of artificial football turf with Polytan Green Technology. As well as renewable raw materials, we now also use recycled materials for both fibre types, which give our LigaTurf Cross GTR its inimitable football turf feel.
LIGATURF MOTION PRO
Our multifunctional turf, LigaTurf Motion Pro, is guaranteed to get every footballer’s pulse racing. The sand-weighted artificial turf system is free from sand-rubber filling, durable and UV-resistant. TriColour fibres guarantee a look that is barely distinguishable from natural turf.
We recommend LigaGrass Synergy synthetic turf to anyone looking for a robust synthetic turf pitch with little and/or no infill and low maintenance. It gains its unique properties by combining two different textured fibre types in one system.
The infill and/or filling material ensures optimal playing properties and protects players and athletes against injury.
Cork is a natural, renewable material that is also suited to use as infill for synthetic turf pitches. It boasts good cushioning properties and is applied over a layer of sand. What’s more, the odourless material obtained from the bark of cork oak and is completely biodegradable.
Infill made of shredded olive pits is a sustainable alternative to rubber granules. This infill also meets the requirements of the circular economy and, like cork and BrockFILL, is compostable.
Synthetic turf filled with BrockFILL feels like natural turf and falls within the optimal traction range. The infill material meets the requirements of the FIFA quality programme for synthetic turf systems, as well as those of World Rugby.
You find it on almost every synthetic turf pitch: the mineral filling material sand, or specifically quartz sand. The quartz sand we use and that is monitored according to EN 15330-1 features a defined quality and particle size.
PolyCoat: The sustainable PU coating for synthetic turf
In order to firmly secure and stabilise the filament studs in the synthetic turf throughout its service life, the rear side of a turf carpet is usually coated with latex. A PU coating is even more functional, environmentally friendly and recyclable.
Polytan SMART for synthetic turf enables precise performance diagnostics for footballers, hockey players and rugby players, as well as for athletes of other types of grass sports. All essential parameters can be accurately measured and evaluated with the system, including agility tests. This is all taken care of thanks to the interaction of three components: magnetic barriers (timing gates) positioned in or on the artificial turf, hip belts with body sensors and analysis software via PC or app.
Polytan licensed as a FIFA Preferred Provider
The world football association FIFA and Polytan have for years been working closely together as part of the “FIFA Quality Programme for Football.” The goal of this cooperation is further development of higher quality synthetic football turf systems as well as the development of innovative solutions for the future of football. As a FIFA Preferred Provider, Polytan meets the highest standards for synthetic football turf systems regarding quality, performance and safety.