Taking responsibility for people and the environment
Polytan has always attributed great importance to sustainability and environmental compatibility. As a system manufacturer with our own research and development, production, sales and in-house installation technology, we can stay true to this claim in our own special way. All Polytan synthetic turf systems and synthetic surfaces are produced at our advanced production site in Grefrath, Germany.
This central location in Europe ensures short and efficient transport routes to all European markets, and effectively reduces the embodied energy of our sports surfaces, while environmentally friendly raw materials and low-energy production processes ensure compliance with all environmental requirements stipulated by national and international standards.
Polytan Life Cycle
As a responsible full-service provider, we ensure the appropriate and conscientious use of resources at each step in the life cycle – from the selection of raw materials through production, installation, use and maintenance, to disposal and recycling. Our certified environmental management, in accordance with ISO 140001 since 2015, underlines this claim.
The Future starts now
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.
The world’s first 100 % CO2 neutral football turf
With the LigaTurf Cross GTzero, Polytan has created a product that combines the challenges of environmental sustainability, climate compatibility and player demands, without sacrificing durability and performance properties.
From nature to the sports ground
For synthetic hockey turf, the Poligras Tokyo GT, the renewable I’m greenTM polyethylene is used, which is carbon neutral and produced under fair working conditions by Brazilian global market leader Braskem. Without rainforest deforestation, without dedicated cultivation areas.
Our Green Technology products
The hockey turf Poligras Tokyo GTzero, the synthetic football turf LigaTurf Cross GT, the elastic layer PolyBase GT and the infill granulate Fusion Infill GT are four products from our Green Technology line. We are also working hard to ensure that more will follow soon.
Recycling and waste disposal
Alternative filling materials
Synthetic turf systems can be equipped with different sustainable and natural infills depending on the type of sport and preferred play properties.
Polytan PolyBase GT combines the well-known benefits of in-situ elastic layers with the environmental benefits of a recycled product and a revolutionary new technology for climate-friendly carbon dioxide utilisation.
A Fraunhofer Institute study on microplastics has caused a stir in the media in recent months. Based on practical experience, Polytan can prove that the published values are not correct.
Better functionality, longer service life, simpler recycling and less material used: Our new PolyCoat wear coat technology with TuftGuard function.
Polytan synthetic turf Sustainable and environmentally friendly
Modern synthetic turf pitches have long been a real alternative to natural turf pitches.
When it comes to our synthetic turf systems, the comfort and protection of the players are just as important as usage aspects and sustainability.
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