SYNTHETIC TURF ENTANGLEMENT technology 100 % PE formulation High resistance against wear and soft filaments Exclusive PE formulation CoolPlus function Cross Reflects infra-red radiation, providing a cooler surface Combination of smooth and textured turf filaments SharkSkin technology Certifiable Smoother surface, reduced glare and a more natural look Suitable for certifications from the World Sports Associations or according to national/ international standards BiColour RAL-tested Two-tone filaments for an even more natural appearance 100 % quality control through neutral testing institute Texturing process Texturised filaments for lasting turf volume and easy main- tenance and care PreciTex High-performance texturing process for precise multi-shape filament cross-sections Resource conservation Careful use of resources Professional Suitable for stadiums and professional sports MultiBack technology Performance Textile secondary backing for improved dimensional stability and force absorption Suitable for club sports and municipal facilities
SYNTHETIC SURFACES Waterproof Waterproof surface Factory textured topcoat Consistently high quality and easier installation Water-permeable High Performance Surface Water-permeable surface Superior abrasion resistance Smooth Surface with flat-laid, bound granules Certifiable Suitable for certifications from the World Sports Associations or according to national/ international standards Structured RAL-tested Surface granules interspersed with visible tips 100 % quality control by a neutral testing institute Spike-tested Suitable for running shoes with spikes Resource conservation Careful use of resources MultiColour Professional Colour-coordinated areas for more individuality Suitable for competitive sports UV stable colours Multifunctional Polytan uses modern formulations to deliver high UV stability Suitable for school sports and ball sports Seamless No seams and abutting edges, easy maintenance with long lifespan Indoor multi-functionality Suitable for multi-purpose halls
SPORT BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER
This catalogue presents the full range of our port- folio, and we would relish the opportunity to inspire you with our products and service in practice! Best regards, Markus Deimling, CEO Polytan GmbH Sport brings together generations and cultures. Sport represents competition as well as respect. Sport is excitement and passion, and can help bre- ak down prejudice and contribute to integration into a community. We are one of the leading manufacturers of sports floors and delighted to make a contribution to the success of this social and political task: we build sports facilities for amateur and high-performan- ce athletes, for children and adults, councils and clubs, schools, nurseries and care homes for older people – in short: for everyone. However, we focus on more than just future users of our sports floors – we also prioritise you: the people who create these sports facilities. Whether you‘re a building contractor, architect, planner, club or association, our most important aspiration is to give you the perfect basis for success. To this end, we offer all-round support, including expert advice as well as working together to find solutions that fit not only your requirements but also your budget. This services is brought together with extremely high-quality products, ensuring that you will enjoy our systems for many years to come. We also offer a wide range of services that enable you to always be sure you‘ve made the right choice by purchasing one of our products. Our experience maintaining many years of partners- hips and collaboration with major associations and regularly fitting out renowned international competi- tions speaks for itself. E IN GERMANYMADE IN GERMA
CONTENTS THE COMPANY Polytan – The company Polytan – Innovative for sustainability Our history Everything from a single source Consultation and support Research and development Production Installation The man for all purposes Repairs and service TURF / SYNTHETIC TURF Synthetic turf systems Interview Elisa Gräve and Eric Knobling Overview of synthetic turf systems Synthetic turf systems – structure and technology Turf fibres Elastic layers Infills ComfortClimate Certified and preferred LigaTurf RS Pro II CoolPlus LigaTurf RS+ CoolPlus WorldCup Edition A footballer with a soft spot for synthetic turfs LigaTurf Cross LigaTurf Legend LigaGrass Pro CoolPlus TerraGrass Poligras Terra CoolPlus Poligras Tokyo GT Poligras Platinum CoolPlus Poligras Mega CoolPlus 08 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 30 32 35 36 38 40 42 45 46 48 50 52 54 55 56 58 59 60 62 64
SPORTS SURFACES / SYNTHETIC SURFACES Synthetic surfaces Interview Katie Snowden and Amelie-Sophie Lederer Overview of synthetic surfaces Synthetic surfaces – structure and technology Certified and award-winning Show your colours Course of fresh cell treatment for old surfaces Rekortan PUR / Rekortan PUR Indoor Rekortan M / Rekortan M Indoor Tartan GOLD Spurtan WS / Spurtan WSS Spurtan SES / Spurtan SL Re-topping systems PolyPlay S / PolyPlay SE PolyPlay FS PolyPlay FS Nature / PolyPlay FS Fun Overview of acrylic sports surfaces Our tennis specialist Laykold Advantage Laykold Masters Color Laykold Masters 5 Laykold Masters 8 Overview of sports hall floors GYM Point GYM Area GYM Combi EXTRAS Polytan SmarTracks Interview Tatjana Pinto Polytan Arena Logos and pitch / court edging Turf heating SERVICE Proper maintenance of synthetic turfs Proper maintenance of synthetic surfaces Accessories / project support / training 66 68 70 72 74 78 80 82 84 86 88 89 90 92 94 96 98 100 102 104 105 106 108 110 111 113 116 120 124 126 127 132 134 136
N I E D A M Y N A P M O C E H T – N A T Y L O P Our mission at Polytan has been to provide the perfect surface for athletic achievements, and we have been doing so for almost 50 years. What in 1969 started as a pioneer- ing task in the area of synthetic running tracks has to the present day remained a passion that con- stantly pushes us forward to new levels of performance.
G E R M A NY THE PERFECT SURFACE FOR ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT Polytan is now one of the world‘s leading manufacturers of synthetic sports surfaces: from running tracks to all-weather and soft-impact surfaces, to highly developed synthetic turf systems, we offer the full product range from a single source including installation, maintenance and service – Made in Germany. Sport surfaces from Polytan are used not only in leisure facilities and schools, but also in international com- petitive sports – very recent examples of which include the FIFA Women‘s World Cup in Canada and the Olympic Games in Brazil. We believe that certifications in accordance with international standards are just as important as a clear commitment to sustainability. CERTIFIED IN ACCORDANCE WITH RAL AND ISO Our synthetic turf systems and our synthetic surfaces both carry the RAL quality mark, representing the highest level of quality from production right through to installation. Polytan, a responsible, sustainability-focused company, has also been certified with the internationally recognised ISO 9001 and 14001 standards for quality and environmental management, as well as ISO 50001 for energy management. RAL quality mark 943, synthetic surfaces RAL quality mark 944, synthetic turf systems 9
SUSTAINABILITY POLYTAN – INNOVATIVE FOR SUSTAINABILITY Polytan has always attributed great importance to sustainability and environmental compatibility. We are a responsible one-stop supplier. We ensure appropriate and careful use of resources in all phases of our products’ lifecycle – from selecting raw materi- als to production, installation and use, right through to dispos- al and recycling. With the concept of Green Technology Engineering, Polytan is taking the logical next step in the development of high quality, sustainable synthetic surfaces: with the latest fibre technology based on sustainability and recy- clability. With new developments for production and in- stallation that optimise the use of material and reduce the consumption of material. And with new combinations of natural components and tried and tested synthetic ma- terials that provide additional functionalities. In this way, as an innovative market leader in sports sur- faces, Polytan is taking the opportunity to address ques- tions in the industry that have yet to be answered and to develop and implement future-oriented solutions. Inspired by the model of a green economy according to the specifications of the Federal Ministry of the Environ- ment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Polytan is following up on justified demands for a change in be- haviour as part of a sustainable economy: ■■ The avoidance of harmful emissions and pollutants in all environmental media ■■ Further development of the recycling economy ■■ Reduction in the use of non-renewable resources ■■ ■■ ■■ Continuous substitution of non-renewable resourc- es with sustainably generated renewable products Long-term switch to an energy system based on renewable energies Maintenance or restoration of biological diversity and the ecosystem and its benefits* At the same time, Polytan is consistently meeting its own increase in demand for products that bring togeth- er environmental compatibility and resource conserva- tion, with excellent functional features for sports. *Extract from: Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (ed.), 2014: GreenTech made in Germany 4.0 – environmental technology atlas for Germany [source for the technology atlas online (in German): http://www.bmub.bund.de/fileadmin/Daten_BMU/Pools/Broschueren/greentech_atlas_4_0_bf.pdf] 10
POLYTAN GREEN TECHNOLOGY Polytan’s Green Technology marks out a new generation of highly developed prod- ucts that bring together cutting-edge tech- nological expertise from the plastics industry with the functional and ecological benefits of natural, regrowable raw materials.
OUR HISTORY 3 0 0 2 4 7 9 1 PRATER STADIUM, VIENNA Polytan installs a synthetic surface (Rekortan M) at an international ath- letics stadium. NEW SYNTHETIC TURF PRODUCTION PLANT IN GREFRATH 2003 sees the introduction of fully vertical man- ufacturing for synthetic turf products at Polytan. PARTICIPATION IN THE FIFA QUALITY PRO- GRAMME FOR FOOTBALL TURF Polytan becomes a licensee in the FIFA Quality Pro- gramme for Football Turf and installs the first FIFA Recommended 2 Star certified synthetic turf pitch. 4 0 0 2 LA PAZ, BOLIVIA Polytan installs its highest situated football field to date, 4,000 m above sea level. The low-oxygen climate makes laying the 9,000 m² synthet- ic pitch a challenge, and everything first has to be transported up in a lift. 9 6 9 1 12 Firl + Schretter Sportstättenbau OHG is founded and “Polytan” is regis- tered as a trademark. 2 0 0 2 COMPLETE RENOVATION OF OLYMPIC STADIUM MUNICH To prepare the site for the 18th European Athletics Championships, the whole of the old track is taken up and replaced with a brand new Polytan M track in brick red.
5 1 0 2 WOMEN’S FOOTBALL WORLD CUP AND FIRST SMARTRACKS FACILITY For the first time ever, all matches for the Women’s Football World Cup are played on synthetic turf. Polytan provides a synthetic turf system for the BC Place stadium in Vancouver, which hosted the finals in Canada. Polytan starts intensive collabora- tion with its partner Humotion on intelligent running tracks (SmarTracks). 7 0 0 2 Polytan develops its market and quality leadership worldwide by acquiring the companies STI, EnviroSport and Sports- bygg. U17 WORLD CUP IN PERU The U17s Football World Cup in Peru be- comes the first tournament in footballing history to have all 31 matches played on synthetic turf. Four of the five host sta- diums are equipped with Polytan prod- ucts: the Lima main stadium as well as the arenas in Trujillo, Chiclayo and Piura. 7 1 0 2 Polytan provides the synthetic turf for the Home of FIFA and installs the first intelligent football field at Hertha BSC in Berlin. 9 0 0 2 / 8 0 0 2 6 1 0 2 POLYTAN ON AN INTERNATIONAL STAGE Polytan is also represented at major internation- al sports events: the company equips the hockey field in Rio, the running track in Amsterdam Olym- pic Stadium for the European Athletics Cham- pionships, and the pitch edging in two European Championship stadiums in France. AstroTurf and ProGrass also become part of the corporate group, increasing its market presence in North America. Polytan becomes the exclu- sive partner of the German football league for the one-off major project of creating 1,000 mini pitches in Germany. From April 2008 to September 2009, Polytan builds up to 140 mini pitches per month. 13
16 CONSULTATION AND SUPPORT We work together with you to determine your requirements, enabling us to find the perfect product to meet your specific use. EVERYTHING FROM A SINGLE SOURCE HIGH PERFORMANCE AND THE SYSTEM BEHIND IT. Every situation is unique, and that means that every solution needs to be unique as well. At Polytan, we take a system- atic approach based on a sophisticated system of perfectly coordinated modules, which can be individually combined for the specific use. We rely on an integrated solution from a single source, ena- bling us to supply an equally high level of quality on a global scale. 26 REPAIRS AND SERVICE Our product range is rounded off with ac- cessories and support, maintenance and repair services. 14 N A T Y L O P E H T M E T S Y S
18 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT All relevant system components are developed in our in-house laboratory, and put through their paces in extensive testing processes. 20 PRODUCTION We also hold the reins when it comes to pro- duction: all Polytan products are manufac- tured using our in-house production facilities. The Polytan system construction makes it possible to create the perfect match for your needs, both in terms of the type of sport played and user demands. 22 INSTALLATION Polytan, a global manufacturer of sports sur- faces, is the only company in all markets that has its own installation teams and machines. 15
CONSULTATION AND SUPPORT OUR TOP PRIORITY IS MEETING YOUR NEEDS Your needs come first: your individual requirements and specific ideas of what your new sports surface must be capable of, and the budget, are our top priority. We work together with you to find the solution that best meets your needs.
OUR TOP PRIORITY IS MEETING YOUR CONSULTATION AND SUPPORT Polytan is by your side as a useful point of contact throughout the project: from choos- ing the right product to project planning to handover, we will provide you with reliable support and expert knowledge, based on our many years of experience. This means that everyone is happy with the final result: from the builders and planners to the clubs – and of course the players and athletes themselves! We also provide extensive informational materials and samples to ensure that you’re always happy you’ve made the right decision in selecting our company. Our specialists are also delighted to provide expert support in the creation of CAD plans and detailed technical drawings. 17
T N E M P O L E V E D D N A H C R A E S E R Whether you need a synthetic lawn, a running track or soft-impact surfaces – Polytan creates tailor-made combinations of high-performance components to suit a wide array of requirements. This is the result of many years of work in research and development.
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GOOD IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH. FOR US. Our lab technicians work every day to further refine our components and find new ways to combine them for an even better result. Over the course of many years, we have developed proven module combinations perfectly suited to an enormous range of uses. In particular, in recent years we have successfully devel- oped a number of innovations that make our products unique in a variety of ways in the relatively young market of high-quality synthetic turf systems. We also continuously work on our formulations and system designs for our run- ning surfaces to support elite and amateur athletes alike in their quest to achieve top performance. “We regularly check the pole length of the turf filaments on the tufting machine.” Frank Maas, Tufting 19
I N O T C U D O R P 20 We also leave nothing to chance in the production of our sports surfaces, and instead manufac- ture all of our products ourselves.
PRODUCTION OUR RECIPE FOR SUCCESS IS DO EVERYTHING YOURSELF In order to ensure a consistently high level of quality, the production process at Polytan starts with the for- mulation and production of individual components. Af- ter all, it is only possible to manufacture our top of the range products if the raw materials and composition used fully comply with our requirements. Advanced production facilities are used to create pre- mium system components with precisely defined fea- tures, which are combined to form different products depending on the intended use. This results in sports surfaces with outstanding sport physiology-related properties, which enable an opti- mum use experience over the course of many years. “Precise machine settings and ongoing quality control are important in filament production.” Yasin Toker, Extrusion 21
INSTALLATION PERFECTION FROM Installing sports surfaces demands spe- cific expertise and a high level of preci- sion and experience. After all, the opti- mum sports physiological properties of the surface can only be harnessed when all components are professionally and properly installed. We do not use any pre-manufactured parts when putting our synthetic surfaces in place; instead, the entire surface is installed seamlessly and uniformly on-site. This ensures that the running track features extraordinary properties, consistently over its entire surface.
INSTALLATION START TO FINISH That’s why Polytan has its sports surfaces installed only by employees specifically trained for the rele- vant forms of processing, and this has made us the largest installation operation in the world. No matter whether it’s a case of synthetic surfaces or synthetic turf systems, all our system compo- nents, right down to the markings and lines, are in- stalled by our own specialists or certified partners. As a result, wherever you are in the world you can be sure that the system components optimised in our development department are also implemented at the required level of quality on your site. 23
THE ALL “[...] as a supervisor for all installation teams in the synthetic turf sector [...] I check in- stallation on site and provide support and guidance to my colleagues in the event of any complications.”
INSTALLATION THE MAN FOR L PURPOSES RICO, HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN AT POLYTAN AND WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST JOB AT THE COMPANY? DO YOU WATCH INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY TOUR- NAMENTS TO SEE IF THE BALL IS ROLLING WELL? I started as an installation technician for full synthetic turf systems at Polytan in June 1998, but I’ve been working in the field of synthetic turf since 1989. YOU’VE HAD A NEW ROLE SINCE FEBRUARY 2018. WHAT DOES YOUR NEW POSITION ENTAIL? As the supervisor, I’m now responsible for all of the in- stallation teams in the synthetic turf sector. I will check installation on site and provide support and guidance to my colleagues in the event of any complications. WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST CHALLENGING SYN- THETIC TURF PROJECT IN THE PAST 20 YEARS? It was probably in 2005 in Chennai in India when we in- stalled a hockey pitch in a stadium for 20,000 specta- tors for the FIH Champions Trophy. The temperatures were over 45 degrees and our clothes were dripping with sweat after just two minutes. YOU’VE SPENT A LOT OF TIME TRAVELLING FOR POLYTAN AND HAVE INSTALLED SYNTHETIC HOCKEY TURF AROUND THE WORLD. WHERE DID YOU LIKE THE MOST? It’s difficult to say. I found Malaysia exciting, but I also enjoyed being in the US. China and Brazil were also real highlights. Of course! I don’t just look at how the ball rolls, I also look at the lines and the quality of the turf. I also always hope that the commentators, players and trainers say something about the synthetic turf. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR FREE TIME? I like to travel and go running and swimming when I get the time. I sometimes go to concerts too. Rico Graf, Supervisor Turf, Polytan Germany CAREERS – YOUR FUTURE AT POLYTAN Whether you’re an intern, a young profession- al or have many years of professional expe- rience, we’re always looking to expand our sales, construction management, installation, export, controlling and commercial divisions. If you are interested, please sent your specu- lative application to firstname.lastname@example.org 25
REPAIRS AND SERVICE WE‘RE THERE WHEREVER WE‘RE NEEDED We‘re also by your side after installation. We strive for long-term customer relationships, making it a matter of course that we are also there for you for care, maintenance and repair. Whether it‘s cleaning or repair work, topping up granules, lining work, or re-topping or re- newing stress impact points, our service teams will support you with advice and services, enabling you to enjoy your Polytan sports surfaces for as long as possible. You can also rely on us for upgrading old systems. We use one of the most efficient removal machines in the world, which as far as possible separates all the materials on site. We also offer special care equipment and maintenance contracts, with which you can achieve optimum care for your Polytan sports surface and protect your investment in the long term. 26
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PRODUCTS PRODUKTE 30 66 Solutions for athletics, school sports, tennis, handball, soft-impact surfaces and more SYNTHETIC SURFACES SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS Solutions for football, rugby, American foot- ball, hockey and more
SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS 35 OVERVIEW 36 TECHNOLOGY 48 LIGATURF RS PRO II COOLPLUS 50 LIGATURF RS+ COOLPLUS WORLDCUP EDITION 54 LIGATURF CROSS 55 LIGATURF LEGEND 56 LIGAGRASS PRO COOLPLUS 58 TERRAGRASS 59 POLIGRAS TERRA COOLPLUS 60 POLIGRAS TOKYO GT 62 POLIGRAS PLATINUM COOLPLUS 64 POLIGRAS MEGA COOLPLUS
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS ELISA GRÄVE AND ERIC KNOBLING WHAT DO YOU PERSONALLY LIKE ABOUT HOCKEY? The fact that it’s a high-speed, technical sport. Being fit is not enough. It’s the many sprints with the stick and the ball, the tactical variants and the plays that make the sport so exciting. Hockey is also a very fair sport. ARE YOU ALWAYS DREAMING OF OLYMPIC GOLD WHEN YOU PLAY? Yes, of course. Getting the opportunity to play my first tournament in the national women’s team last year brought me one step closer to fulfilling my dre- am. I hope to be there one day. DO YOU LIKE THE INCREASINGLY BRIGHTLY COLOURED SYNTHETIC TURFS? OR WOULD YOU PREFER A SLEEKER, GREENER TURF? The fact that most of the pitches at major tournaments are brightly coloured highlights how special they are and makes the events unique! I think that‘s great, and you always associate the colour with a memory of a great experience. WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT SYNTHETIC TURF? I like that the ball rolls faster so the game goes faster. I also like that the conditions of play are comparable on most pitches. The wetness of the synthetic turf also decreases the risk of injury, so nowadays they’re an essential part of professional sport for medical reasons. Elisa Gräve, national A-team member and player at Düssel- dorfer HC. First place at the German indoor hockey champion- ships in 2015. 32
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS DO YOU HAVE A ROLE MODEL IN THE FIELD OF SPORTS? I really like the American footballer Tom Brady. He won the Super Bowl in the US five times and got to the final eight times. He’s a genuinely talented person. WOULD YOU LIKE HOCKEY PLAYERS TO BE JUST AS FAMOUS AS, FOR EXAMPLE, FOOTBALLERS IN GERMANY? Yes, of course. Football is the most important sport in Germany, but hockey is becoming increasingly popu- lar. Who knows, maybe one day we will be as popular as the football stars. WHAT DO YOU THINK MAKES A GOOD HOCKEY PITCH? The soul of hockey lies in its speed, so I think good hockey turf has to be non-slip but quick. WHAT TEAM WOULD YOU REALLY LIKE TO PLAY AGAINST? Against Argentina, who won the Olympics in Rio. And against India. Hockey has a long tradition there and is a very popular sport. Eric Jan Knobling, U21 national team and player at Kre- felder HTC. First place in the U18 European Championships in 2016. “I think there’s nothing better than synthetic turf, because it provides the perfect conditions for hockey.”
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS BETTER THAN NATURAL GRASS Whether it’s football, rugby, American football or hockey, Polytan synthetic turf systems have become established in modern ball sports and have been successfully used in stadiums, tennis centres and clubs for many years.
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS The synthetic turf system developed by Polytan, con- sisting of straight or textured turf fibres, infill granules and an elastic base layer ensures an astonishingly nat- ural-feeling surface for play, a high level of protection against injury, and outstanding wear resistance – tried and tested, and certified in accordance with all the usual standards. With our wide range of products, we offer perfect solu- tions with optimum play properties for every demand and every budget – from multipurpose pitches for am- ateur clubs through to premier league stadiums. SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS PRODUCT FOOTBALL RUGBY AMERICAN FOOTBALL HOCKEY TENNIS MULTI- SPORT ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ LigaTurf RS Pro II CP LigaTurf RS+ CP WorldCup Edition LigaTurf Legend LigaTurf Cross LigaGrass Pro CP TerraGrass Poligras Terra CP Poligras Tokyo GT Poligras Platinum CP Poligras Mega CP ■ ■ ■ Straight filaments, filled Straight and textured filaments, filled Textured filaments, filled Textured filaments, filled ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 35
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS – STRUCTURE AND TECHNOLOGY INFILL Different infill materials such as elastic synthetic granules or quartz sand ensure an authentic play experience, as well as grip and traction when changing pace or direction rapidly. They also sup- port clean ball rolling behaviour and offer a high degree of protection against injury. Synthetic turf systems from Polytan are high-tech prod- ucts that are made up of different components depend- ing on the intended use. The Polytan Anti-Compaction System (ACS) is a precisely defined combination of a synthetic turf surface, infill granules and an elastic layer. The combination selected has significant influence on the preferred play properties, as well as the durability and longevity of the system. 36
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS TURF FIBRES The turf fibres tufted onto a base fabric, together with the elastic base layer, are key in defining play prop- erties. Depending on the relevant application, straight or textured turf fibres with precisely defined properties are used. A B C SUBFLOOR PREPARATION Polytan synthetic turf systems are generally installed on an unbound base layer in combination with a bound, elasti- cised base layer (ET). Standard DIN 18035-7 describes the requirements for the substructure. A) Bound, elasticised base layer (ET) Bound, elasticised base layers of 35 mm or more in thick- ness are produced from grit, a rubber portion, and a poly- urethane bonding agent. The in-situ construction method means that they are completely flat and entirely seamless, while also being water-permeable. B) Unbound base layer On top of the elasticised base layer, there is a single or multi-level base layer that is around 200 mm thick and is made of natural aggregates; this layer has a stable central framework without the use of a bonding agent. In com- bination with the elasticised base layer, this ensures the load-bearing capacity of the turf system, while its water- permeable design enables rainwater to quickly disperse. C) Foundation The foundation, consisting of the substructure and subfloor, must have load-bearing capacity, and in particular must ensure that the layers above it are even. It also absorbs seeping water or, in combination with a drainage system, supplies it to a run-off area. ELASTIC (BASE) LAYER (IN-SITU) Directly below the turf, there is a 25-35 mm elastic layer made of rubber granules and a PU bonding agent pro- duced by Polytan. This provides a long-term guarantee for the elasticity required to ensure player safety, while the system’s structure in-situ levels out any unevenness in the subfloor. 37
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS TURF FIBRES All turf fibres made by Polytan are produced using a premium PE polymer formulation which has been developed in-house. Special fibre geometries and cross-section designs make our turfs particu- larly resilient, and feature extraordinary shock absorption, a great deal of wear resistance and reliable fibre resilience. The particularly soft PE formula guarantees that it feels comfortable against the skin. Depending on the intended use, Polytan offers synthetic turf systems with straight or textured turf fibres, while two-colour fila- ments help to create a more natural grass look. STRAIGHT TURF FILAMENTS TEXTURED TURF FILAMENTS The ideal choice for football pitches or playing fields used only for football. They feel soft for the players and create a natural feel for the match with perfect ball rolling and re- bound properties. Almost exclusively straight turf fibres are used in professional football, rugby and American football. Although they previously mainly occupied the hockey pitch, textured turfs have undergone significant development over recent years, and become even softer due to special formu- lations and fibre designs. The textured structure efficiently holds sand and infill in place and ensures long-lasting vol- ume. This means that these turfs enable intensive use while also providing a high level of availability and reduced expens- es for maintenance and care.
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS POLIGRAS TOKYO GT HOCKEY TURF With new Poligras Tokyo GT hockey turf, Polytan is bringing to the market the first synthetic turf which features filaments made from over 60 % regrowable raw materials. Polytan is using BioBased PE to add a sustainable dimension to the outstanding playing properties of its tried-and-tested polyurethane monofila- ment fibres. This product was developed in close collaboration with Braskem. TECHNOLOGIES FOR A SAFE, DYNAMIC GAME With a huge number of innovations, Polytan continues to ensure that the play properties of artificial turf systems are increasingly similar to those of natural grass. COOLPLUS FUNCTION SHARKSKIN TECHNOLOGY Polytan synthetic turf systems equipped with the CoolPlus function reliably prevent the playing field from getting too hot. This is made possible by pigments incorporat- ed on the surface of the turf fibres, which effectively reflect the infrared part of solar radiation – which is responsible for heating up the turf – on an ongoing basis. ENTANGLEMENT TECHNOLOGY Our ENTANGLEMENT technology cross- links the molecule chains in the turf fibres with each other to create an additional non-directional molecular link. This results in improved abrasion protection and pro- tection against UV ageing, no splaying of thinner fibre areas and improved strength in all stress zones. Polytan offers even more protection for players with its SharkSkin technology: a surface that feels like the skin of a shark prevents the “stick-slip” effect, which is responsible for grazes. The skin does not stick to the turf fibres as it can glide over them with reduced heat formation. Other benefits include that the turf is less blunt and often does not need to be irrigated in order to improve gliding properties. PRECITEX TECHNOLOGY PreciTex enables precisely controlled crimp- ing of textured fibres, regardless of the fibre cross-section. The result is a multi-direc- tional and tightly sealed surface with opti- mum ball rolling behaviour, which simulta- neously supports the cooling effect of the CoolPlus function. 39
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS The core of the Polytan ACS system is formed by the elastic (base) layer made of SBR rubber granules and a PU bonding agent. It guarantees outstanding shock absorption and deformation val- ues in the long term, thereby pro- viding a high degree of protection against injury. It is laid seamlessly in an in-situ procedure, therefore guaranteeing a huge number of benefits that is unique among elastic components. I C T S A L E S R E Y A L 40
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS LONG-LASTING ELASTICITY The elasticity features – which ensure player safety in the long-term – are particularly unique. Even if there is an ex- treme infill material shifting, or the turf surface is completely worn out, shock absorption and deformation qualities are retained perfectly – for a period of at least 30 years. the required angles of inclination. This construction method is also the only way to create a seamless con- nection between the laid tracks always required for a sports field. This prevents unevenness and the forma- tion of cracks, while also ensuring that the turf surface laid on it does not develop ripples and gaps. A PREMIUM RECYCLING PRODUCT ABSOLUTELY FLAT AND SEAMLESS The in-situ construction method for Polytan elastic layers or unbound, elasticised base layers (ET) ensures not only that evenness requirements can be fully complied with, but also that the end result is an absolutely flat surface with However, the elastic layer not only enables sports func- tionality, but also features consistently reliable drainage properties and an outstanding eco-balance: the SBR rubber granules are 100 % produced from recycling material. POLYBASE GT – HIGH PERFORMANCE FOR SPORT AND THE ENVIRONMENT Polytan PolyBase GT, the next step in the perfect elastic layer: Polytan’s latest green technology development improves on the known advantages of elastic layers manufac- tured in-situ with the ecological plus points of a recycled product. The entirely newly developed binding agent for the permanent elastic binding of the granulates makes PolyBase GT even more sustainable. The CO2 that is generated from a previous process is used in the production of the PU binding agent necessary for the manufacture of the elastic layer. It is an important source of raw material for PU production and conserves fossil and renewable sources of raw materials by feeding the CO2 back into the material cycle. The use of this innovative technology improves the excellent environmental balance of the elastic layers even further. All of the other advantages of the tried and tested Polytan elastic layers such as the avoidance of sealing by means of optimal horizontal and vertical drainage ability, the Europe-wide availability of the raw material without long transport routes and the complete quality control in accordance with the strict guidelines for soil and water are retained and make the new PolyBase GT the ideal system component for sustainable synthetic turf surfaces.
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS INFILLS Synthetic turf systems can be equipped with different infills depending on the type of sport and preferred play properties. In the interests of opti- mum functionality and competitiveness, we concentrate first and foremost on elastic infill granules made of EPDM variants (ethylene propylene diene M-class rubber). These enable a natural grass feeling in any weather as well as grip and trac- tion, clean ball rolling behaviour and a high degree of protection against injury. Thanks to EPDM technology, the lower threshold limits of the Euro- pean Commission for PAHs in the new REACH Regulation in accordance with Article 50 are complied with. 42
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS FUSION OF NATURE AND ENGINEERING Fusion GT FOOTBALL ■ MULTISPORT With Fusion GT Green Technology infill, Polytan is presenting a completely newly developed infill which combines the benefits of our highly advanced synthetic granules with those of a natural raw material: Fusion GT is based on a tried and tested EPDM rubber matrix in which the natural fibres are fixed. A perfect fusion of nature and engineering – with extraordinary properties. Just like the natural turf substrate, the new Fusion GT infill is able to store moisture and release it again evenly. The result is natural evaporation, keeping the synthetic turf pleasantly cool, even at high temperatures. Elastic Natural fibres Perfectly playable thanks to the proven properties of Polytan rubber Rapidly renewable raw materials in the compound Weather-resistant Resistant to heat and freezing temperatures A moisture reserve A reduction in temperature Economic use Stores moisture and releases it A reduction in temperature of up to -15° C Economic use of resources 43
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS FURTHER INFILLS BIONIC FIBRE EPDM ST SMARTINFILL translates forms and Bionic Fibre structures from nature into innovative synthetic technology. With its organic material form, it combines the positive properties of natural materials with the long-lasting reliability of proven cross- linked, EPDM-interspersed granules. We also distribute grain sizes carefully to create an even more natural appear- ance, meaning that our synthetic turf systems approximate the play proper- ties of a well-maintained natural grass pitch even more closely – but are signif- icantly more durable. The cross-linking is extremely sta- ble and the material properties have been refined to make the EPDM ST high-performance infill particularly im- pressive. EPDM is also extraordinar- ily well-resistant, colour-stable and odourless, does not heat up as much in summer, and keeps its elasticity in colder weather. EPDM materials are also suited to indoor use and are avail- able with flame-retardant properties if required (cfl-s1). The Polytan “SmartInfill” brings to- gether the advantages of the tried- and-tested EPDM ST infill with a granule blend produced from tech- nical rubber products. It consists of 50% EPDM ST and a recycled EPDM rubber that comes directly from the manufacture of exactingly created, premium rubber products. i Other standard infills such as SBR, RPU or natural infill gra- nules (sand or cork) are available at the customer‘s request.
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS COMFORTCLIMATE – CLIMATE CONTROL FOR YOUR TURF Turf Fibres Infill with ComfortClimate S Sunlight / Heat Slow-Release Evaporative Cooling Weather extremes such as the midday heat on summer days or snow and ice in winter may impact the performance of your turf, depending on your climatic region. With the special ComfortClimate S (summer) and ComfortClimate W (winter) infills, Polytan offers an outstanding yet cost-effective solution that will help you keep your synthetic turf area usable for even longer. COMFORTCLIMATE S COMFORTCLIMATE W ComfortClimate S has the capacity to delay the heating up of the entire synthetic lawn system over a period of hot weather, enabling the temperature of the sports surface to be reduced by up to 10°. In particular in combination with the CoolPlus function, ComfortClimate S therefore enables comfortable pitch temperatures during play even in high summer, while retaining all the required protection and sports functionalities. ComfortClimate W withdraws moisture from the turf surface, even at temperatures below zero, and stores it within the granules. In this way, ComfortClimate W prevents black ice from forming on the turf blades, and the infill from freezing over due to water or snow sticking to it. The surface retains its full grip quality even in winter, as well as its optimum damping properties. 45
The high quality and excellent play properties of our synthetic turf systems have also been verified by numerous seals of quality and cer- tificates. For example, all Polytan synthetic turf systems meet current national and international standards and have also been certified by a number of international sporting as- sociations.
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS CERTIFIED AND PREFERRED FOOTBALL RUGBY As a licensee in the FIFA Quality Pro- gramme, our football turfs can also be certified according to the FIFA Quality and FIFA Quality Pro standards and approved for use in national and international foot- ball championships, including the UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and FIFA. Polytan has received the world’s highest number of re-certifications in accordance with the FIFA Quality Pro Standard, the highest level of quality covered by FIFA. Polytan is the Preferred Turf Producer to the World Rugby Association, which has created a consistent set of rules for synthetic turf pitches, with the key aim of ensuring player protection. The Preferred Turf Producers and accredited test labs appointed by World Rugby play a particu- larly important role in ensuring that turf systems meet high standards for quality, performance and innovative development. TENNIS FIELD HOCKEY The International Tennis Federation analyses the most important criteria for all types of tennis court; it assesses surfaces by cat- egorizing them according to court pace ratings for use on tennis courts. Polytan has several systems in this area that have been certified in speed classes from “Slow” to “Medium Fast” by the ITF. Synthetic turf has already become estab- lished as the standard in the world of field hockey, replacing natural grass for all per- formance classes, and Polytan has been a committed partner in this process from the outset. The logical consequence of this is that Polytan was appointed official global supplier to the International Hockey Federation (IHF) in May 2016. Polytan is therefore the exclusive supplier of hockey turfs for the 2018 and 2022 world cham- pionships, as well as for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. 47
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS STRAIGHT FILAMENTS LigaTurf RS Pro II CoolPlus FOOTBALL PLAY LIKE THE PROFESSIONALS AREAS OF USE LigaTurf RS Pro II CoolPlus is the new elite product for pro- fessional football turf systems. Thanks to its intelligent yarn design and exclusive material composition, it is in a league of its own when it comes to both play properties and wear resistance. Our innovative ENTANGLEMENT technology helps to ensure that the filament remains soft despite the larger cross-section thickness, while also providing excellent protection against wear and tear. The reduced aspect ratio ensures outstanding recovery capacity and makes the turf easier to maintain. This means that the natural feel of the playing surface lasts even longer without you needing to car- ry out any additional maintenance work. The wide, two-tone filaments improve both the appearance and coverage of the turf while also keeping the level of splash to a minimum. ■■ Stadiums ■■ Professional training facilities ■■ Amateur and professional clubs ■■ Sports universities PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ■■ Monofilament turf fibres with approx. 400 μm fibre thickness ■■ Exclusive Polytan CoolPlus function ■■ Innovative Polytan ENTANGLEMENT technology ■■ Finely tuned cross-section design ■■ BiColour design System structure Fibre thickness: approx. 400 μm Infill granules 48 To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at email@example.com
Home of FIFA Zurich, Switzerland LigaTurf RS Pro II CoolPlus
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS STRAIGHT FILAMENTS LigaTurf RS+ CoolPlus WorldCup Edition FOOTBALL ■ RUGBY ■ AMERICAN FOOTBALL SUCCESSFULLY TESTED BY PROFES- SIONALS AREAS OF USE The LigaTurf RS+ CoolPlus WorldCup Edition synthetic turf system is relied upon by professionals and amateur athletes alike. The rhombus-shaped design of the turf fibre with a thickness of approx. 360 μm, combined with ENTANGLE- MENT technology, easily satisfies the technical requirements for force absorption, ball rolling and ball bouncing properties. And it will continue to do so for many years to come. Often copied but never equalled: LigaTurf RS+ CoolPlus WorldCup Edition is the world‘s leading product with FIFA Quality Pro certification. The LigaTurf RS+ CoolPlus WorldCup Edition was the surface of choice for the players taking part in the Women‘s World Cup in Canada, and was also used as the FIFA Quality Pro pitch for the World Cup Final at the BC Place stadium in Vancouver. ■■ Stadiums ■■ Professional training facilities ■■ Amateur and professional clubs ■■ Sports universities PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ■■ Monofilament turf fibres with approx. 360 μm fibre thickness ■■ Exclusive Polytan CoolPlus function ■■ Innovative Polytan ENTANGLEMENT technology ■■ Exclusive Polytan 100 % PE formulation ■■ BiColour design System structure Fibre thickness: approx. 360 μm Infill granules 50 To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
“A synthetic turf pitch is a major in- vestment for any sports association […] Those responsible want to be sure that they are well informed.”
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS SMOOTH / TEXTURED FILAMENTS LigaTurf Cross FOOTBALL THE BEST OF TWO WORLDS AREAS OF USE Everyone’s talking about hybrid technology, which makes it possible to achieve additional benefits through the symbio- sis of varying material properties in products that are already successfully established. Following nature’s example, we de- velop our products in such a way that they adapt beautifully to new requirements. The new Polytan LigaTurf Cross turf is the best evidence of this; it combines smooth with textured filaments. The benefits of both turf types come together to create an ideal football turf. The straight LigaTurf RS+ CP filaments mean users of the LigaTurf Cross experience the look and feel of a real football turf that is already successful- ly in use in professional sport worldwide. At the same time, thanks to the textured filaments of the LigaGrass Pro CP, the system offers easy and reduced care and maintenance, better infill stabilisation and greater turf volume. ■■ Professional training grounds ■■ Amateur and professional clubs ■■ Sports colleges PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ■■ A combination of smooth (fibre thickness of 360 μm) and textured (fibre thickness of 250 μm) turf filaments ■■ Exclusive Polytan PreciTex texturising technology ■■ Exclusive Polytan CoolPlus function ■■ Exclusive Polytan 100% PE formulation ■■ BiColour design System structure Fibre thickness: approx. 360 μm Fibre thickness: approx. 250 μm Infill granules 54 To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at email@example.com
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS STRAIGHT FILAMENTS LigaTurf Legend FOOTBALL ■ HOCKEY ■ MULTISPORT THE POWERHOUSE FOR DEMANDING CLUBS AREAS OF USE LigaTurf Legend is a real powerhouse when it comes to per- formance: With its entirely redeveloped multi-shape filament cross-section, LigaTurf Legend football turf achieves opti- mum fibre resilience. As a result, it offers perfect sport-spe- cific performance – as shown by the turf‘s certification in accordance with various international standards. The newly designed cross-section also achieves ball rolling and play properties similar to those achieved with natural grass. Vis- ually, the larger filament width provides good coverage and – together with the BiColour design – ensures that the playing field looks fresh and natural. The high wear protection of the filaments has been verified in extensive laboratory tests, and ensures the required sustainability. The use of balanced turf designs and the Polytan system structure mean that athletes always feel at home on the turf. ■■ Professional training facilities ■■ Amateur and professional clubs ■■ Sports universities PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ■■ Monofilament turf fibres with approx. 360 μm fibre thickness ■■ Exclusive Polytan 100 % PE formulation ■■ Newly developed multi-shape cross-section ■■ BiColour design System structure Fibre thickness: approx. 360 μm Infill granules To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org 55
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS TEXTURISED FILAMENTS LigaGrass Pro CoolPlus FOOTBALL ■ HOCKEY ■ MULTISPORT REDEFINING TEXTURED TURF! AREAS OF USE Polytan is quite rightly regarded as a pioneer in developing texturised turf systems for football pitches, and the new LigaGrass Pro CoolPlus marks another milestone in the suc- cessful history of our company. After all, thanks to the new Polytan PreciTex texturing technology, even functional fila- ment cross-sections with a thickness of up to 250 µm can now be processed easily. Compare this to other turfs and you‘ll see that the new LigaGrass Pro turf is a no-splash turf like no other. The infill is carefully secured between the blades to prevent the granules and infill material from jumping up. This guarantees a more enjoyable playing experience, pre- vents the infill material from being displaced and makes the turf easier to maintain. In terms of its functions and perfor- mance, LigaGrass Pro CoolPlus sets a new benchmark for textured football turf systems. ■■ Training facilities ■■ Amateur clubs ■■ Mini-pitches ■■ Multisport facilities ■■ University sports facilities PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ■■ Monofilament turf fibres with approx. 250 μm fibre thickness ■■ Exclusive Polytan 100 % PE formulation ■■ Exclusive Polytan PreciTex texturing technology ■■ BiColour design System structure Fibre thickness: approx. 250 μm Infill granules 56 To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at email@example.com
Haderslev Vuc Syd School Haderslev, Denmark LigaGrass Pro CoolPlus
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS TEXTURISED FILAMENTS TerraGrass HOCKEY ■ TENNIS ■ MULTISPORT ROBUST, DURABLE AND VERSATILE AREAS OF USE Hockey and tennis are the TerraGrass turf system‘s favourite sports. It can be individually optimised to the different types of sport according to the specification in each case. The material formulation consisting of 100 % PE has its own positive effect on longevity and protection against wear. The exclusive Polytan texturing process ensures additional volu- me, a green finish and the desired play properties. ■■ Multisport facilities ■■ Tennis turfs ■■ Mini-pitches PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ■■ Monofilament turf fibres with approx. 160 μm fibre thickness ■■ Exclusive Polytan 100 % PE formulation ■■ Exclusive Polytan texturing process System structure Fibre thickness: approx. 160 μm Infill granules 58 To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS FILLED TURF Poligras Terra CoolPlus HOCKEY ■ TENNIS ■ MULTISPORT THE FUTURE OF SAND-FILLED MULTIPURPOSE TURF AREAS OF USE Sand-filled Poligras Terra CoolPlus is suitable for tennis and hockey, depending on the fill quantity or filling height in each case. Fine yet extremely strong filaments ensure a whole new level of surface softness for texturised products. The CoolPlus filaments absorb most of the infrared heat ra- diation, and this has a positive effect on reducing the turf‘s surface temperature. However, Poligras Terra CoolPlus offers a closed turf surface while the high density of the filaments ensures the perfect impression of colour. The right product can be chosen from a wide range of colours depending on the intended use in each case. ■■ Turfs for clubs ■■ University sports facilities ■■ Multisport facilities PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ■■ Monofilament turf fibres with approx. 100 μm fibre thickness ■■ Exclusive Polytan CoolPlus function ■■ Exclusive Polytan 100 % PE formulation ■■ Exclusive Polytan texturing process System structure Fibre thickness: approx. 100 μm Sand To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at email@example.com 59
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS UNFILLED TURF Poligras Tokyo GT HOCKEY A SUSTAINABLE REVOLUTION IN HOCKEY With new Poligras Tokyo GT hockey turf, Polytan is bringing to the market the first synthetic turf which features filaments made from over 60% regrowable raw materials. Polytan is using BioBased PE to add a sustainable dimension to the outstanding playing properties of its tried-and-tested polyu- rethane monofilament fibres. Implemented in a turf that is in no way inferior to our previous premium products. QUICK AND PRECISE – COOL AND COLOUR-STABLE With a turf structure that is specifically adapted to the BioBased PE formula, Poligras Tokyo GT enables incompa- rably dynamic and precise play. Patented ENTANGLEMENT technology in the filaments means that the even, multidirec- tional surface remains stable in the long term, and is protec- ted against premature wear. Polytan’s CoolPlus technology ensures that the turf stays pleasantly cool even on hot days; pigments incorporated on the surface of the turf fibres ef- fectively reflect the infrared part of solar radiation – which is responsible for heating up the turf – on an ongoing basis. PreciTex process engineering guarantees the turf’s very uni- form colour. QUICKER THAN EVER Poligras Platinum has already impressively proven its speed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Poligras Tokyo GT will re define speed in hockey: The ball roll distance on the new hockey turf could be improved by around 25% compared with Poligras Platinum. System structure Fibre thickness: approx. 110 μm EVEN MORE SPEED Poligras Tokyo GT 125 % Poligras Platinum 100 % Comparison of ball roll ranges 60 To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS AREAS OF USE ■■ Professional hockey facilities and stadiums ■■ Club spaces ■■ Multi-sport facilities PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ ■■ Monofilament turf fibre with a fibre thickness of approx. 110 μm Green Technology inside – filaments made from 60% regrowable raw materials Exclusive Polytan CoolPlus function Exclusive Polytan PreciTex texturing technology Exclusive Polytan 100 % PE composition with ENTANGLEMENT technology MultiBack backing construction POLYTAN GREEN TECHNOLOGY Polytan has always attributed great importance to sustainability and environmental compatibili- ty. We are a responsible one-stop supplier. We ensure appropriate and careful use of resources in all phases of our products’ lifecycle – from selecting raw materials to production, installa- tion and use, right through to disposal and re- cycling. Polytan’s Green Technology marks out a new generation of highly developed products that bring together cutting-edge technological ex- pertise from the plastics industry with the func- tional and ecological benefits of natural, regrow- able raw materials. This means that Polytan consistently meets its own demands for envi- ronmentally friendly products, whilst also giving those products more natural characteristics for games and sports. And of course, Green Tech- nology products from Polytan also meet all the usual health and safety specifications. To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at email@example.com 61
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS UNFILLED TURF Poligras Platinum CoolPlus HOCKEY THE PERFECT STAGE FOR HOCKEY AREAS OF USE Precise, fast and safe – the Poligras Platinum CoolPlus is setting new standards for hockey. The familiar Poligras Mega CoolPlus has been enhanced and made ready for series pro- duction in a close development partnership with international hockey players and coaches. The stitch density has been increased to create an even more compact appearance, while the new Polytan PreciTex texturing technology ensures optimum crimping. The result is a multi-directional closed surface that demonstrates un- beatable ball rolling behaviour. The ultra-closed surface also provides a perfect platform for the turf‘s CoolPlus function, which cools the surface and reduces water consumption. Experts and international professional associations alike are impressed by Polytan‘s tried-and-tested quality, and this re- sulted in Poligras Platinum CoolPlus being selected as the offi- cial pitch for hockey events at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. ■■ Professional hockey facilities and stadiums ■■ Training facilities PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ■■ Monofilament turf fibres with approx. 110 μm fibre thickness ■■ Exclusive Polytan CoolPlus function ■■ Exclusive Polytan PreciTex texturing technology ■■ Exclusive Polytan 100 % PE formulation with ENTANGLEMENT technology ■■ MultiBack backing construction System structure Fibre thickness: approx. 110 μm 62 To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh, Scotland Poligras Platinum CoolPlus
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC TURF SYSTEMS UNFILLED TURF Poligras Mega CoolPlus HOCKEY ■ MULTISPORT THE STANDARD FOR HOCKEY PITCHES AREAS OF USE Poligras Mega CoolPlus by Polytan represents a fully synthetic turf system that meets all the requirements of a professional hockey pitch. It provides a dense and even surface which means that ball rolling behaviour is not distorted by direc- tional factors, allowing players to play a fast and accurate game. The special texturing process preserves the exception- al volume and resilience of Poligras Mega CoolPlus, whilst the Polytan CoolPlus function also ensures that the synthetic material does not heat up too quickly or excessively, even in strong sunlight. This also reduces water consumption. More than half of the clubs in the German hockey league rely on Poligras Mega CoolPlus. All the hockey pitch products from Polytan meet the international requirements of the Internation- al Hockey Federation (FIH), and this product is no exception. ■■ Professional hockey facilities and stadiums ■■ Hockey pitches ■■ Multisport facilities PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ■■ Monofilament turf fibres with approx. 100 μm fibre thickness ■■ Exclusive Polytan CoolPlus function ■■ Exclusive Polytan 100 % PE formulation ■■ Exclusive Polytan texturing process ■■ MultiBack backing construction System structure Fibre thickness: approx. 100 μm 64 To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at email@example.com
Hockeyklub MHC Forescate Voorschoten, Netherlands Poligras Mega CoolPlus / Poligras Terra CoolPlus
SYNTHETIC SURFACES 70 OVERVIEW 72 TECHNOLOGY 82 REKORTAN PUR / REKORTAN PUR INDOOR 84 REKORTAN M / REKORTAN M INDOOR 86 TARTAN GOLD 88 SPURTAN WS / SPURTAN WSS 89 SPURTAN SES / SPURTAN SL 90 RE-TOPPING-SYSTEMS 92 POLYPLAY S / POLYPLAY SE 94 POLYPLAY FS 96 POLYPLAY FS NATURE / POLYPLAY FS FUN 98 OVERVIEW OF ACRYLIC SPORTS SURFACES 102 LAYKOLD ADVANTAGE 104 LAYKOLD MASTERS COLOR 105 LAYKOLD MASTERS 5 106 LAYKOLD MASTERS 8 108 OVERVIEW OF SPORTS HALL FLOORS 110 GYM POINT 111 GYM AREA 113 GYM COMBI
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES KATIE SNOWDEN AND AMELIE-SOPHIE LEDERER AT WHAT AGE WAS YOUR RUNNING TALENT DISCOVERED? AND FROM WHOM? I used to really enjoy Sports Day at primary school and did well in the running races. Then it was my PE teach- er at secondary school who suggested I joined an ath- letics club when I was 12 years-old. I went to my local track and joined Herne Hill Harriers in South London and have been a member of them ever since. WHICH IS YOUR FAVORITE DISTANCE? I enjoy middle distance running so my primary events are 800m and 1500m. Occasionally I race 400m for some speed work or 3km to help my endurance. WHAT FASCINATES YOU ABOUT ATHLETICS? I find it interesting that everyone trains differently even if they are doing the same discipline. I also like that, particularly in the middle distance events, at champi- onships it is never certain who will win. Even if you’re fastest on paper anything can happen in a heat or final. Katie Snowden, athlete at the club Herne Hill Harriers in London. Greatest successes: Second place in the British Championships in 2018 over 1,500 m, gold at the Commonwealth Youth Games, finalist at the World Youth Championships and European U23 Championships. 68
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST VICTORY TO DATE? It was in 2015 at the European Athletics U23 Cham- pionships in Tallinn in Estonia. Along with Alexandra Burghardt, Rebekka Haase and Anna-Lena Freese, we won the 4x100 metre relay. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO RUN AS YOUR PERSONAL BEST OVER 100 METRES? I would really like to crack 11 seconds. I ran my best time of 11.28 seconds in Erfurt back in July 2017. WHICH STADIUM WOULD YOU LIKE TO COMPETE IN? The Olympic Stadium in London has a great atmos- phere. It would be fantastic to compete there in front of a capacity crowd. WHAT IMPRESSES YOU ABOUT SMARTRACKS? It’s helpful to have a quick and easy assessment im- mediately after a run. There is a wide range of assess- ment options and the data are extremely precise – that’s particularly important for us sprinters. “During competitions I pre- fer a reasonably hard track so I can achieve my best times.” Amelie-Sophie Lederer, sprinter at the club LAC Quelle Fürth. Greatest successes: EC title U23 4x100m 2015, set Bavarian record of 11.28s 2017, competed at WC 2017. 69
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES THE PERFECT BASIS FOR SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS Synthetic services from Polytan are tried-and-tested, high-per- formance products that have been in use worldwide for dec- ades – in professional compet- itive stadiums, on club pitches and in recreational sport. As a result of the system structure Polytan em- ploys, its products offer fantastic sports-specific properties, as well as high load-bearing capacity and long product lifecycles – tried and tested, and certified in accordance with all the usual standards. We offer synthetic surfaces with an optimum price/ performance ratio, tailored to your individual needs. As well as traditional running track surfaces, our product portfolio also includes multifunctional sports surfaces as well as those for tennis, hand- ball and soft-impact surfaces. 70
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES ONE WORLD – ONE PRODUCT PORTFOLIO Our product names used to differ on a region-specific basis. We have now harmonised these names as part of our compa- ny’s increasing globalisation, while retaining those that enjoy the highest levels of recognition. The Rekortan, Spurtan and Tartan brands have a long history. The first Rekortan synthetic surface was installed back in 1969 in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, and multiple records were also broken three years later on this as a subsurface at the Munich Olympics. The first time a Tartan running track was used at the Olympics was in 1968 in Mexico City. RUNNING TRACK, MULITPURPOSE AND SOFT-IMPACT SURFACES PRODUCT Rekortan PUR / PUR Indoor Rekortan M / M Indoor Tartan GOLD Spurtan WS / WSS Spurtan SES / SL Re-topping systems PolyPlay S / SE PolyPlay FS PolyPlay FS Nature PolyPlay FS Fun COMPETITION / STADIUM TRAINING MULITPURPOSE / SCHOOL SPORTS SOFT-IMPACT SURFACE ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Waterproof Water-permeable Water-permeable and waterproof Water-permeable Water-permeable with synthetic turf surface ■ ■ ■
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES SYNTHETIC SURFACES – STRUCTURE AND TECHNOLOGY SURFACE – SMOOTH OR STRUCTURED SMOOTH SURFACE The final surface coating consists of premium EPDM gran- ules, in either a smooth or structured design. The coating’s structure and thickness as well as form, quantity and how the granules are interspersed play a crucial role in the sport function-specific properties such as energy enhancement and shock absorption. Stable properties with respect to tempera- ture stability, colour-fastness, UV stability, abrasion resistance and tensile strength are important factors in ensuring the lon- gevity of a surface system. Polytan EPDM granules provide peak performance for all of these material properties. Synthetic surface systems are complex structures which are made up of different layers depending on the intended use. The elastic synthetic surface layer, which is 8 to 40 mm thick (and up to 130 mm thick for soft-impact surfaces), is the thinnest and yet most complex part of the entire system. It is crucial for defining the sports-specific and protective properties of the turf. Depending on the specific require- ments in each case, different materials are brought togeth- er to form a surface that is tailored to the intended use. Synthetic surfaces may be water-permeable or waterproof, pour-coated or granulated, and solid or multi-layer. What- ever the design, it is always installed as a seamless, secure structure. 72
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES STRUCTURED SURFACE A B C SUBFLOOR PREPARATION Polytan synthetic surfaces are generally installed on an asphalt base layer, which again sits on an additional, un- bound base layer and – where applicable – a filter layer. Standard DIN 18035-6 describes the requirements for the substructure. A) Asphalt base layer (bound base layer) Below the synthetic surface, there is generally an asphalt base layer made of aggregate, filler and bitumen, which is 65 to 100 mm thick and consists of one or two layers. The choice must be made between a water-permeable or waterproof asphalt base layer, depending on the planned surface system. A concrete floor can also be used for cer- tain surface types. B) Base layer without bonding agent On top of the asphalt base layer, there is a single or mul- ti-level base layer that is 200 mm thick and made of nat- ural aggregates; this layer has a stable central framework without the use of a bonding agent. In combination with the bound asphalt base layer or elastic layers of 24 mm, it ensures the load-bearing capacity of the synthetic surface system. The water-permeable version enables rainwater to quickly disperse. C) Foundation The foundation, consisting of the substructure and sub- floor, must have load-bearing capacity, and in particular must ensure that the layers above it are even. It also ab- sorbs seeping water or, in combination with a drainage system, supplies it to a run-off area. BASE LAYER The base layer made of rubber granules and a polyurethane bonding agent provides the mate- rial with the required elasticity. Depending on the installation thickness and particle size, the sur- face achieves precisely defined damping, there- fore offering ideal and tailored conditions for the intended sports disciplines, or soft-impact sur- faces. 73
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES I I G N N N W - D R A W A D N A D E F T R E C I I 74 ATHLETICS The high quality and performance of our synthetic surfaces is proven by the trust placed in our products by the Inter- national Association of Athletics Foundation (IAAF): there is not a single manufacturer worldwide that equips more IAAF Diamond League stadiums with competitive tracks than Polytan. Currently, this includes the Alexander Sta- dium in Birmingham, the Qatar Sports Club in Doha, the Bislett Stadium in Oslo, the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm and the Prince Moulay Abdellah Sports Complex in Rabat. SYNTHETIC SURFACES IN ACCORDANCE WITH IAAF CATEGORIES ■■ ■■ ■■ Structural spray-coated surface (spray coating) – EN14877 type A Poured surface (sandwich) – EN14877 type D Poured surface (full PU) – EN14877 types E & F ■■ Prefabricated surface – EN14877 type G ■■ Other Synthetic surfaces from Polytan fulfil the strictest requirements, as well as complying with all the usual national and international standards and environmen-tal guidelines. Internation-al sport associations also rely on Polytan and enable official certification for many surfaces in accordance with association regulations.
To date, the most world athletics records have been set at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium in Sweden, with a total of 83 records. Rekortan PUR
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES CERTIFICATES TENNIS The International Tennis Federation (ITF) also certifies our products. HANDBALL Polytan also offers surfaces ap- propriate for handball courts; these surfaces can be certified in accordance with Internation- al Handball Federation (IHF) regulations. 76
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES DIN CERTIFICATES DIN/EN 14877 / DIN 18035-6 With DIN / EN 14877 tests, we ensure that our products for outdoor facilities (areas of use: athlet- ics, tennis and multisport facilities) achieve both the sport-specific properties and player-floor interaction level required for the planned use. The supplementary DIN 18035-6 regulates subfloor construction and en- vironmental compatibility. DIN/EN 14904 The European standard EN 14904 sets out require- ments on multipurpose indoor sports floors, on which hall-based sports types such as volleyball, basketball, badminton and handball are typically played. DIN/EN 1177 All of our soft-impact surfaces meet the provisions set out in DIN / EN 1177, which defines requirements for shock-absorbent floor systems. DIN/EN 71-3 All Polytan surfaces are free from toxic substances and therefore comply with the criteria in DIN / EN 71-3 on toy safety. 77
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES SHOW YOUR COLOURS! The time that running tracks and synthetic turf surfaces all looked the same has passed. These days it’s a matter of course that sports and leisure facilities feature striking and unusual colours, particularly when it comes to synthetic surfaces – and that includes in international compe- tition. RED MAKES A COMEBACK: POLYTAN CHILI RED The trend of new, noticeable colours in sports surfaces continues to rise. It’s high time for a fiery comeback for red – as an exclusive on-trend colour Polytan Chili red! This powerful, brilliant red is much more striking than the classic brick red, and offers significantly more colour in- tensity. Polytan Chili red is available both for poured and granulated surfaces, and will bring a new shine to running tracks, school playgrounds and multifunctional areas alike. For sports with added spice! 78
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES Whether it’s pink hockey turf, a green synthetic running track or multicoloured athletics facilities, Polytan’s innovative materials and sealing processes mean that these days there’s almost no limit on freedom of design. The properties of our new, high- colour formulations are equal to those of the more traditional colour variants with respect to weather-based influences such as heat, UV radiation, frost or rain, and mechanical influences in ongoing operation. i Your Polytan sales representative will be happy to provide you with a selection of samples with current colours and detailed information! Granulated (smooth) Pour-coated (structured) Blue/yellow Light grey Spring green Brick red Chili red Turquoise Beige Rainbow blue Hertha blue Reseda green 79
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES L L E C H S E R F F O E S R U O C D L O R O F T N E M T A E R T S E C A F R U S What should you do with outdated or ageing sports facilities, or those with large areas of damage? An increasing number of sports facility operators are asking themselves precisely this question. Polytan’s contemporary answer to this ques- tion is re-topping. Centro Sportivo Cup Bari before re-topping in 2017
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES This method also uses very little in the way of resources. In a re-topping process, the existing synthetic surface system is simply provided with a new top layer. This means there is no need for old systems to be removed and disposed of at great expense; instead, they can be reused as a substructure. This is not only low-cost but also protects the environment as there is practi- cally no waste. A defined test procedure is performed to determine in advance whether an old surface can be re-coated. If all its properties such as shock absorption and ten- sile strength fulfil the requirements for a substructure, re-topping can be performed. This is a case of either a PUR coating with EDPM granules dispersed within it, or a spray coating. The Polytan in-situ process means that installation is completely seamless, and all damage to the old sur- face is levelled out. The sports properties of a pro- fessionally installed re-topping surface are absolutely equivalent to those of a new system, and are outward- ly identical. Re-topping is a cost-effective option even if you just want a new colour, for example in the event of changes to the use concept or a new sponsor. Centro Sportivo Cup Bari with Rekortan M RT re-topping in red in 2017 The old sports surface must be carefully prepared before the actual re-topping. First, the top layer of the existing surface is sanded and cleaned. We then apply the new top layer. 81
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES WATERPROOF Rekortan PUR / Rekortan PUR Indoor COMPETITION / STADIUM ■ TRAINING HIGH-SPEED SYNTHETIC SURFACES FOR TOP PERFORMANCE AREAS OF USE Rekortan PUR is a solid synthetic surface ideal for best times, records and international elite sport. Thanks to the combina- tion of an elastic base layer and a solid structure, Rekortan PUR Indoor running track surfaces provide optimum condi- tions for professional athletes and demanding amateurs. This high-speed synthetic surface ensures maximum acceleration and fantastic shock absorption values. The EPDM granules dispersed in the top layer make both sports surfaces ideal for running shoes with spikes and offer extremely high accel- eration. Energy-enhancing tread elasticity and high abrasion resistance complete the properties of these elite surfaces. ■■ Indoor athletics facilities ■■ Athletics stadiums ■■ Competitive running tracks PROPERTIES ■■ Poured in-situ surface (solid synthetic surface) ■■ Granules with visible tips interspersed, ideally suited to spikes ■■ Waterproof ■■ Can be certified according to IAAF requirements System structure PUR System structure PUR Indoor Cross-section PUR Cross-section PUR Indoor 82 To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES WATERPROOF Rekortan M / Rekortan M Indoor COMPETITION / STADIUM ■ TRAINING ■ MULTIPURPOSE / SCHOOL SPORTS THE PROFESSIONAL CHOICE AMONG SPORTS SURFACES AREAS OF USE Rekortan M is an authentic professional sports surface recognised worldwide as the ideal competition surface. In May 2016, several best times for the year were achieved at the Diamond League competition in the Moulay Abdallah Stadium in Rabat, the first host location for the athletics meetings in Africa. Rekortan M offers exceptional acceler- ation performance and enhanced tread elasticity. It is also quick and boasts excellent shock absorption, and is much respected among practitioners of sports medicine. Rekor- tan M Indoor complies with strict emission limits for interior spaces, making it ideal for athletics halls. In contrast with the Rekortan M, the structure of the indoor version features EDPM rubber granules. ■■ Athletics stadiums ■■ Competitive running tracks ■■ School sports facilities PROPERTIES ■■ Poured in-situ surface ■■ Granules with visible tips interspersed, ideally suited to spikes ■■ Waterproof ■■ Can be certified according to IAAF requirements System structure M System structure M Indoor Cross-section M Cross-section M Indoor 84 To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at email@example.com
Hanns-Braun-Stadium Olympiapark Berlin, Germany Rekortan M
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES WATERPROOF Tartan GOLD COMPETITION / STADIUM ■ TRAINING THE RUNNING TRACK FOR SETTING RECORDS AREAS OF USE Polytan has been constantly refining its synthetic surfaces for more than 40 years, and its new Polytan Tartan GOLD is a high-performance surface for top-class internation- al sport. The structure combining a solid PU surface and shock-absorbent levelling layer ensures excellent durability for this synthetic waterproof surface with outstanding and long-lasting force-absorption properties. The EPDM granules dispersed in the top layer make Tartan GOLD the ideal choice for running shoes with spikes and offers extremely high ac- celeration performance. Energy-enhancing tread elasticity and high abrasion resistance complete the properties of this elite surface, making it perfect for setting new records! ■■ Athletics stadiums ■■ Competitive running tracks PROPERTIES ■■ Poured in-situ surface, multilayer ■■ Waterproof ■■ Granules with visible tips interspersed, ideally suited to spikes ■■ Certified according to IAAF requirements System structure Cross-section 86 To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
CNR Marcoussis, France Tartan GOLD
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES WATER-PERMEABLE Spurtan WS / Spurtan WSS COMPETITION / STADIUM ■ TRAINING ■ MULTIPURPOSE / SCHOOL SPORTS THE MULTIPURPOSE SOLUTION FOR COMPETITION AND TRAINING FACILITIES The Spurtan WS synthetic surface is the cost-effective mul- tipurpose solution for athletics. The structural spray-coated surface is primarily used for running tracks, run-up tracks and athletics facilities. Together with the WSS surface from the Polytan product range, it has a structured surface that is also water-permeable, allowing for easy and fast installation. AREAS OF USE ■■ Athletics stadiums ■■ Competitive running tracks ■■ School sports facilities ■■ Multipurpose facilities PROPERTIES ■■ WS: Structural spray-coated surface WSS: Structural spray-coated surface with thick top layer ■■ Rubber granules, elastomer, spray-coated ■■ Water-permeable ■■ Can be certified according to IAAF requirements System structure WS System structure WSS Cross-section WS Cross-section WSS 88 To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at email@example.com
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES WATER-PERMEABLE Spurtan SES / Spurtan SL COMPETITION / STADIUM ■ TRAINING ■ MULTIPURPOSE / SCHOOL SPORTS THE MULTIPURPOSE SOLUTION FOR SPORTS FACILITIES WITH HIGH NUMBERS OF VISITORS Spurtan SES and SL are water-permeable, structured surfac- es for professional athletics training facilities. In the SES sys- tem, the base layer is designed using coloured EDPM so that it matches the colour scheme of the structural coating. The surface is primarily used for running tracks, run-up tracks and athletics facilities. In contrast, Spurtan SL is a triple-layer surface where the middle layer matches the colour of the structural coating. It is primarily used for stress zones on run- ning and run-up tracks and athletics facilities. The high-qual- ity raw materials and system construction used in both syn- thetic surfaces guarantee a long-lasting, visually-appealing surface. The surface is very quick and easy to install. AREAS OF USE ■■ Athletics stadiums ■■ Competitive running tracks ■■ School sports facilities ■■ Multipurpose facilities PROPERTIES ■■ Structural spray-coated surface ■■ Rubber granules and elastomer compound, sprayed ■■ SES: Colour-coordinated base layer SL: Colour-coordinated middle layer ■■ Water-permeable System structure SES System structure SL Cross-section SES Cross-section SL To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org 89
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES WATER-PERMEABLE / WATERPROOF Re-topping systems COMPETITION / STADIUM ■ TRAINING ■ MULTIPURPOSE / SCHOOL SPORTS OLD RUNNING TRACKS GIVEN A NEW SHINE AREAS OF USE Both water-permeable and waterproof surfaces can be achieved with Rekortan M RT and Spurtan WS RT. Rekortan M RT and Spurtan WS RT systems are a very cost-efficient solution for refurbishing athletics tracks and sports facili- ties. This is because the existing elastic substructures can be used again, enabling a long product lifecycle without the need for disposal. This means it is possible to install surfaces poured in-situ as well as prefabricated track products on the old surface, regardless of the design of the initial installa- tion. All Rekortan M RT and Spurtan WS RT surfaces have structured surfaces and are suitable for spikes, offering the optimal subsurface for professional applications. Rekortan M RT and Spurtan WS RT systems are frequently installed pri- or to IAAF competitions and are certified according to IAAF requirements. ■■ Athletics stadiums ■■ Competitive running tracks ■■ School sports facilities PROPERTIES ■■ Professional physical and visual upgrade of the sports surface ■■ Minimal installation time ■■ ■■ ■■ Reduced costs – no asphalt work, no disposal of the old surface Independent of the manufacturer of the existing surface Suitable for competitions, thanks to certification in accordance with IAAF requirements System structure M RT System structure WS RT Cross-section M RT with base layer Cross-section M RT without base layer 90 To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at email@example.com
Stadio dei Pini Sassari, Italy Rekortan M RT
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES WATER-PERMEABLE PolyPlay S / PolyPlay SE MULTIPURPOSE / SCHOOL SPORTS THE MULTIFUNCTIONAL TALENT WITH A SMOOTH SURFACE AREAS OF USE for playing fields and Durable multipurpose PolyPlay S and SE surfac- es are primarily used facilities for ball sports and leisure activities. Their smooth sur- face and good ball bouncing behaviour make them the ideal surface for ball sports in schools and multi- purpose facilities. PolyPlay S/SE is water-permeable, and as a result playing fields dry out very quickly, making them suit- able for year-round use as all-weather pitches. This makes both of the surfaces slip-resistant, despite the flat top layer. Additional advantages include the high level of wear resist- ance and low maintenance costs. While PolyPlay S is laid on a base layer, SE is a single-layer surface. ■■ Multipurpose facilities ■■ School sports facilities ■■ Jogging trails ■■ Care homes for older people ■■ Rehabilitation facilities PROPERTIES ■■ Granulated single (SE) or double-layer (S) surface ■■ Coated granules, flat-laid ■■ Water-permeable System structure SE System structure S Cross-section SE Cross-section S 92 To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gymnasium Nord Munich, Germany PolyPlay S
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES WATER-PERMEABLE PolyPlay FS SOFT-IMPACT SURFACE THE CLEAN AND SAFE SOLUTION FOR OUR CHILDREN AREAS OF USE PolyPlay FS (soft-impact surface) is primarily used in play- grounds and nurseries as a shock-absorbent surface in a variety of thicknesses. The granulated, water-permeable sur- face is particularly easy to maintain, and its damping effect protects small children against injury, for example if they fall. Its outstanding resistance to weather and rotting ensures a long product lifecycle and low maintenance costs. Soft-im- pact surfaces are a considerably more hygienic and, more importantly, safer solution than sandpits. ■■ Children‘s play areas ■■ Nurseries ■■ Parks ■■ Care homes for older people ■■ Rehabilitation facilities PROPERTIES ■■ Granulated surface ■■ Coated coloured granules, flat-laid ■■ Water-permeable ■■ Various colours available ■■ HIC testing according to DIN / EN 1177 System structure Cross-section 94 To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at email@example.com
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES WATER-PERMEABLE PolyPlay FS Nature / PolyPlay FS Fun SOFT-IMPACT SURFACE REDEFINING SOFT IMPACT SURFACES Whether you want a natural look or a playful colour scheme, PolyPlay FS Nature and FS Fun offer architects and planners a myriad of design options for play areas, educational facili- ties, adventure playgrounds and landscaping. Both products feature a textured artificial turf surface. AREAS OF USE ■■ Children‘s play areas ■■ Nurseries ■■ Rehabilitation facilities ■■ Landscaping PROPERTIES PolyPlay FS Nature: ■■ BiColour design PolyPlay FS Fun: ■■ ■■ Available in green and blue Inlays such as hopscotch or picture elements available on request PolyPlay FS Nature / FS Fun: ■■ Exclusive Polytan 100 % PE formulation ■■ Exclusive Polytan CoolPlus function ■■ Natural look ■■ Water-permeable ■■ HIC testing according to DIN / EN 1177 System structure FS Nature System structure FS Fun Cross-section FS Nature Cross-section FS Fun 96 To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES PRODUCT FEATURES UV stable colours Slip resistant, injury reduction Long lasting, recoatable Glare resistant Environmentally friendly, no heavy metals or solvents High performance surface Designed for existing substrates with cracks or imperfections Force reduction COMFORT (SA 11-19*) Force reduction PREMIUM (SA 20-30*) LAYKOLD ADVANTAGE LAYKOLD MASTERS COLOR LAYKOLD MASTERS 5 LAYKOLD MASTERS 8 ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ * Force reduction classification according to EN 14877 COLOURS Grass green Burgundy Dark grey Red Light grey Dark blue Dark green Light blue Royal purple Colour may vary. Special colours upon request. 99
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES OUR TENNIS SPECIALIST HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN WORKING FOR POLYTAN? WHAT DO YOU THINK MAKES A GOOD TENNIS SURFACE? I’ve been working for the company for almost 11 years. YOU’RE OUR “TENNIS SPECIALIST”. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? After completing a degree in civil engineering, I started my professional life in a large building construction and civil engineering group. After a number of years work- ing in earth construction and roadworks, I became re- sponsible for sports surfaces – particularly the “tennis and indoor halls” division. That meant I was able to improve my skills in this field. It was in this context that I came across Polytan. The contact increased in intensity when I took on the re- sponsibility for Fédairsport within the tennis committee and through my collaboration on standardisation work with the FFT (Fédération Française de Tennis). DO YOU PLAY TENNIS YOURSELF? It might seem incredible, but I don’t actively play tennis myself. I can hit the ball back though! WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST INTERESTING CONSTRUCTION SITE WITH POLYTAN SO FAR? It’s difficult to choose just one construction site from so many projects. One top-level project does stand out in particular in my memories though: the eleven tennis courts for the CNE (Centre National d‘Entraînement) of the FFT (Fédération Française de Tennis) at Roland Garros. A good tennis surface has to offer comfort, a good grip and the perfect bounce for the ball, that’s what players like. Durability and an appealing appearance are also part of a good court. WHAT’S THE MOST POPULAR COLOUR THIS YEAR? IS THERE A TREND YET? The trends from the past few years will definitely con- tinue. There is still a demand for the combination of purple and green as used at the Miami Open, and blue is also very popular. Customers are inspired by the colours currently being used by the major arenas. That’s why event organis- ers want their courts to be upgraded to lively, modern colours. DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE TENNIS PLAYER? At the risk of my answer not seeming particularly imag- inative, I think Roger Federer is a tennis master, both because of his sporting career and because of his personality and professionalism, which deserve great respect. Marc Nadreau, Civil Engineer, Sales Manager Polytan France 100
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES “A good tennis surface has to offer comfort, a good grip and the perfect bounce for the ball, that’s what players like.” 101
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES HARDCOURT SYSTEM Laykold Advantage TENNIS ■ ROLLER SPORTS ■ MULTIPURPOSE / SCHOOL SPORTS THE MULTIPURPOSE SURFACE AREAS OF USE Laykold Advantage system is comprised of factory textured colors using a select blend of silica sands. Batch mixing is simplified, resulting in superior quality control and a consist- ent surface pace regardless of location or applicator. ■■ Tennis facilities and halls ■■ Roller in-line hockey facilities ■■ Streetball or basketball courts ■■ Multipurpose facilities PROPERTIES ■■ ■■ Consistent surface pace regardless of location or applicator thanks to factory-textured top coat Environmentally friendly – does not contain asbestos, lead or mercury ■■ High abrasion and UV resistance System structure Cross-section 102 To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at email@example.com
Tennis Club Magnanville Magnanville, France Laykold Advantage
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES HARDCOURT SYSTEM Laykold Masters Color TENNIS ■ ROLLER SPORTS ■ MULTIPURPOSE / SCHOOL SPORTS TENNIS SURFACE FOR COMPETITIVE SPORT AREAS OF USE Our Laykold Masters Color system is a high-performance, all-weather, acrylic court surface, using a proprietary blend of factory-texture to ensure consistent surface pace regardless of location or applicator and enduring style. ■■ Tennis facilities and halls ■■ Roller in-line hockey facilities ■■ Streetball or basketball courts ■■ Multipurpose facilities PROPERTIES ■■ Superior abrasion and UV resistance ■■ ■■ Consistent surface pace regardless of location or applicator thanks to factory-textured top coat Environmentally friendly – does not contain asbestos, lead or mercury System structure Cross-section 104 To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES CUSHIONED SYSTEM COMFORT Laykold Masters 5 TENNIS ■ MULTIPURPOSE / SCHOOL SPORTS TENNIS SURFACE WITH COMFORT ZONE AREAS OF USE Laykold Masters 5 is a cutting-edge polyurethane / rub- ber / acrylic composite court system with an excellent force reduction. Each utilizes a custom prefabricated shockpad for advanced player comfort and is coated with Laykold Mas- ters acrylics for consistent ball bounce, reliable footing and staying power. ■■ Tennis facilities and halls ■■ Streetball or basketball courts ■■ Multipurpose facilities PROPERTIES ■■ Permanent cushion ■■ Force reduction COMFORT ■■ Superior abrasion and UV resistance ■■ ■■ Consistent surface pace regardless of location or applicator thanks to factory-textured top coat Environmentally friendly – does not contain asbestos, lead or mercury System structure Cross-section To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at email@example.com 105
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES CUSHIONED SYSTEM PREMIUM Laykold Masters 8 TENNIS ■ MULTIPURPOSE / SCHOOL SPORTS DIVERSE, AND TAILORED FOR SPORTS AND PROTECTION AREAS OF USE Laykold Masters 8 is a cutting-edge polyurethane / rubber / acrylic composite court system with a premium force re- duction. Each utilizes a custom prefabricated shockpad for advanced player comfort and is coated with Laykold Masters acrylics for consistent ball bounce, reliable footing and stay- ing power. ■■ Tennis facilities and halls ■■ Streetball or basketball courts ■■ Multipurpose facilities PROPERTIES ■■ Permanent cushion ■■ Force reduction PREMIUM ■■ Superior abrasion and UV resistance ■■ ■■ Consistent surface pace regardless of location or applicator thanks to factory-textured top coat Environmentally friendly – does not contain asbestos, lead or mercury System structure Cross-section 106 To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dwyane Wade Residence Miami, USA Laykold Masters 8
S L L A H S T R O P S R O F S R O O L F 108 POLYTAN GYM POINT Flexible, yielding sports floor with vertical deformation that closely fits the area of the load. POLYTAN GYM AREA Flexible, rigid sports floor with a wide area of vertical deformation. POLYTAN GYM COMBI Area elastic sports floor with point elastic top layer. Vertical deformation in the sec- tion with the load dispersion layer is large. On the surface, it closely fits the area of the load. Point elastic Area elastic Combined elastic
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES INDOOR SYSTEMS IN ACCORDANCE WITH EN 14904 SPORTS HALL TYPE SPORT TYPE/USE POINT AREA COMBI Events, concerts MULTIPURPOSE HALLS Grandstand facilities, seating SPORTS HALLS Wheelchair users AMATEUR AND RECREATIONAL SPORTS ■■* ■■* - ■■■■■ ■■■■■ ■■■■■ Multisport ■■■■■ ■■ PROFESSIONAL SPORTS Volleyball Handball Basketball Football Hockey Gymnastics / aerobics Competitive dancing Skate sports Gymnastics Martial arts ■■■■■ ■■■■■ ■ ■■■ ■■■ ■■■■■ - - ■■■ ■■■ ■■■ ■■■ ■■■■■ ■ ■■■ - ■■■■■ ■■■■■ ■■■ ■■■ ■ ■ - ■■■ ■■■ ■■■ ■■■ ■■■■■ ■■■■■ ■■■ - - ■■■■■ ■■■■■ - not suitable ■ limited suitability ■■■ well-suited ■■■■■ exceptionally well-suited * Can only be used in multipurpose sports halls with additional fabric reinforcement. STANDARD COLOURS, INDOOR SURFACES Pale green May green Green oxide Turquoise mint Sky blue Pastel blue Steel blue Pigeon blue Capri blue Stone grey Dust grey Iron grey Brown beige Ochre brown Red oxide Colour may vary. Special colours upon request. 109
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES POINT ELASTIC GYM Point A DURABLE AND LONG-LASTING SCHOOL SPORTS SURFACE AREAS OF USE The point elastic sports floor is a flexible, yielding floor that is particularly well-suited for amateur and recreational sports. The soft surface cushions falls immediately. In addition, the point elastic layers only require a small mass to exhibit their shock-absorbent effect. This plays a particularly important role in children‘s and school sports if the athlete is relatively light. Thanks to the simple design of the elastic layer and PUR wear surface, GYM Point can be installed quickly and easily and is more cost-effective than wooden sports floors. The surface is extremely resistant to both mechanical influ- ences and liquids. The elastic layer is moisture-resistant and retains its shock-absorbent properties even after many years of use. Simple maintenance of the seamless surface rounds off the system. ■■ School and recreational sports ■■ Types of sports with a greater need for a protective func- tion, e.g. handball or volleyball PROPERTIES ■■ Seamless surface ■■ Soft, point elastic surface ■■ Can be certified according to international sports association requirements System structure Cross-section 110 To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at email@example.com
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES AREA ELASTIC GYM Area THE MULTIPURPOSE SURFACE FOR SPORTS HALLS AREAS OF USE GYM Area is a true high-performance sports floor that is suit- able for multipurpose use by adult athletes. This area elas- tic indoor surface offers very high level of shock-absorption. Quick turning, running and jumping movements are cush- ioned across a broad area. When force is exerted on the surface, it creates a vertical depression across a wide area around the point of impact. In the process, the foot does not sink into the point of rotation and is not slowed down too quickly. In addition, GYM Area ensures more freedom during rotational movements. It also offers fantastic protection for athletes‘ joints, muscles and ligaments. Professional sports such as basketball and competitive dance or skate sports predominantly take place on area elastic sport floors. Thanks to the high degree of stability, GYM Area is ideally suited for multipurpose halls with mixed use for sports and events with mobile grandstands and seating. ■■ Multipurpose facilities ■■ ■■ Sports and multipurpose halls with mobile grandstands Types of sports that place priority on ball bouncing properties, e.g. basketball ■■ Cycling and roller sports PROPERTIES ■■ Seamless surface ■■ Hard, area elastic surface ■■ Can be certified according to international sports association requirements System structure Cross-section To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org 111
Camp True North Horsholm, Denmark GYM Area
POLYTAN SYNTHETIC SURFACES COMBINED ELASTIC GYM Combi A HIGH-PERFORMANCE SURFACE OFFERING EXCELLENT PROTECTION AREAS OF USE GYM Combi combines the positive protective function prop- erties of point elastic systems with the benefits of the sport function properties of area elastic systems. GYM Combi com- bines the protective function properties of point elastic systems with the sport function properties of area elastic systems. This means that fast jumping and running movements are dynami- cally spring-cushioned across the area, and the softness of the point elastic top layer also provides protection in the event of falls; this is a particularly useful feature when it comes to combat sports. This combination of properties makes the surface equal- ly suitable for lightweight and heavyweight athletes. Like all oth- er Polytan GYM sports flooring systems, GYM Combi offers a tough, scratch-resistant surface that is particularly easy to clean and maintain thanks to seamless installation. ■■ School and recreational sports ■■ Multipurpose sports floor surface for all sport types PROPERTIES ■■ Seamless surface ■■ Soft, point and area elastic surface ■■ Can be certified according to international sports association requirements System structure Cross-section To request samples and technical data, just get in touch by emailing us at email@example.com 113
EXTRAS We are an innovative one-stop provider, and we always strive to develop products and solutions that offer our customers real added value. We have developed products that supplement our standard synthetic turf system and sports surfaces, in the form of tailored solutions. 116 124 126 127 POLYTAN SMARTRACKS An intelligent running track for precise training diagnostics POLYTAN ARENA Huge amounts of fun on small pitches – the Polytan mini playing fields LOGOS AND PITCH / COURT EDGING Perfect presentation in the pitch or court edging TURF HEATING Enjoy sports all year round with turf heating
POLYTAN SMARTRACKS BECAUSE EVERY MILLISECOND COUNTS Whether it’s the classic run- ning disciplines of athletics or team sports like football and rugby, increasing numbers of athletes are relying on the possibilities afforded by digital performance diagnostics to optimise their performance. 116
POLYTAN SMARTRACKS SMARTRACKS BY POLYTAN – THE INNO- VATIVE IN-GROUND SYSTEM FOR PRO- FESSIONAL PERFORMANCE DIAGNOSTICS With SmarTracks, Polytan offers an innovative, highly precise and easy to use system that is installed directly into the sports surface. In combination with the latest sensor technology, training activities in a variety of disciplines can be individually documented and analysed down to the millisecond. SMARTRACKS SYSTEM COMPONENTS The Polytan SmarTracks system consists of SmarTracks tim- ing gates that are invisibly integrated into the track or the field, a wearable sensor weighing just 12 g and the tried and test- ed SmarTracks diagnostics software produced by our partner Humotion. Alternatively, the system can also be used directly on a smartphone and the SmarTracks Athlete app. The number of users of each system is unlimited. 117
POLYTAN SMARTRACKS I N O T A L L A T S N I E L P M S I E S U D N A 118 SmarTracks systems by Polytan are equally suitable for both running tracks and synthetic turf systems and can be integrated into both new and existing sports facilities with ease. Once installed, the timing gates are available for precise time measurements at all times and to an unlimited extent, in all weather condi- tions and for various athletes at the same time.
SMARTRACKS TIMING GATES The SmarTracks timing gates are entirely main- tenance-free magnetic timing gates made of permanent magnets that are permanently and securely installed in the ground. Unlike other systems, no expensive preparations, develop- ments or conversions are needed for the per- formance diagnostics. WEARABLE SENSOR AND SMARTRACKS DIAGNOSTICS SOFTWARE The SmarTracks sensor, which weighs in at just 12 g, is available for all athletes who want to train with as small a burden on them as possible at the highest possible level of pre- cision. It can simply be worn on the body as a belt or a clip. All important parameters are recorded using the SmarTracks timing gates and displayed and evaluated clearly using the SmarTracks diagnostics software on a laptop. SMARTPHONE AND SMARTRACKS ATHLETE APP The free SmarTracks Athlete app was devel- oped primarily for amateur athletes who want to optimise their training using digital perfor- mance diagnostics. The smartphone is worn in a standard running belt in the lumbar area. This means the software can use the sensors present in the smartphone in an optimal man- ner and record all relevant parameters using the SmarTracks timing gates. The data can be evaluated and analysed directly in the app. 119
“It’s great that SmarTracks is an in- visible system and doesn’t bother me while I train. It means I can just do my training programme and I quick- ly get feedback about what I have achieved.”
POLYTAN SMARTRACKS TATJANA PINTO WHAT OTHER TYPES OF SPORT DO YOU LIKE? I like downhill mountain biking. I’ve tried it a couple of times and it was really cool. DO YOU HAVE ANY PLANS YET FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO DO “AFTER SPORTS”? I‘m studying social work and want to get into that field in the future, but you never know what the future holds so I’m not making any specific plans. TATJANA, WHEN DID YOU FIRST REALLY NOTICE THAT YOU COULD RUN FASTER THAN OTHER PEOPLE? I think it was when I was in my teens and I started doing athletics. WHAT‘S YOUR GREATEST SPORTING DREAM? My greatest dream is to run 100 metres in under 11 seconds and be in the final of the Olympics! DO YOU RUN FASTER IN FRONT OF A CROWD? If the mood is right then yes. It creates a great at- mosphere and drives me to run faster and get the best from myself. WHAT STADIUM WOULD YOU LIKE TO RUN IN? I would like to run in the Olympic stadium in Athens, where it all began. That would be really exciting. ARE THERE TRACKS YOU RUN PARTICULARLY QUICKLY ON? DOES EVEN THE COLOUR OF THE TRACK MAKE A DIFFERENCE? For me as a sprinter it’s good if the track is relatively hard and doesn’t yield much. The colour of the track doesn’t make a difference when it comes to sports, but it’s a nice change to see other colours like blue instead of the usual red. Tatjana Pinto, sprinter with LC Paderborn. Greatest successes: First place at World Relays Bahamas in 2017, European Champion in 2012 and fourth place in the Olympic games in 2016, in both cases in the relay team, German Champion in 2014, 2016 and 2018 for 60 and 100 metres. 121
POLYTAN SMARTRACKS ONE SYSTEM – ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES Athletics Hall of the Wilhelmsuniversität, Münster - equipped with SmarTracks 122
POLYTAN SMARTRACKS VARIOUS APPLICATIONS FOR ATHLETICS AND TEAM SPORTS SmarTracks by Polytan enables not only precise time measurement and performance diagnostics for classic running disciplines, but also helps to record key param- eters and improve them through targeted training in the long jump and pole vault too. In team sports like football, rugby and hockey, SmarTracks enables agility tests to be carried out in a fully automated way, for example a measurement of sprinting ability, dy- namics when changing direction, ability to jump and much more. We would be happy to advise you on the selection of the most suitable setup for you in person. PRECISE PERFORMANCE DIAGNOSTICS FROM RECREATIONAL ATHLETES TO PROFESSIONALS SmarTracks by Polytan offers optimal training facilities for all performance classes, from school sports to popular sport and on to elite sport. Polytan SmarTracks wins out over other time recording systems such as light barriers, GPS or video evaluations thanks to the high measurement accuracy, the parallel use by several athletes, the simple and diverse appli- cation and the automated evaluation. Polytan SmarTracks Athlete App: Download the free SmarTracks Athlete app to your smartphone from the Google Play Store: www.play.google.com SMARTRACKS SYSTEM COMPARISON REQUIREMENT Lower cost for development and removal Weather-resistant and vandalism-proof Simultaneous measurements Low measuring tolerances Fully automated performance diagnostics Measurement of step length and frequency Documentation of speed, running and rest phases SMAR- TRACKS LIGHT BARRIERS VIDEO GPS ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 123
The PolyPlay Arena is intended for areas where space is tight, and is used to create compact, premium pitches fully equipped with synthetic turf systems or synthetic surfaces, goals, boards and nets for ball games. We are setting new standards when it comes to quality, safety and functionality with our new complete mini-pitch system. A N E R A Y A L P Y L O P 124
POLYPLAY ARENA CERTIFIED SAFETY There are no compromises when it comes to safety. All PolyPlay Arena mini-pitches correspond to DIN EN 15312 for freely accessible multi- sport devices and offer the highest level of safety to both the old and the young. Our grounded court bears the GS seal from TÜV Süd. HUGE AMOUNTS OF FUN ON SMALL PITCHES Originating from the 2007 DFB “1,000 mini-pitches for Germany” campaign, Polytan was from the outset a project partner and general contractor for setting up mi- ni-pitches. It took mini-pitches that were initially designed solely for football and developed them to become multi- use surfaces. MULTIFUNCTIONAL ON EVERY SURFACE As well as the classic DFB mini-pitch, which is being completely rebuilt with foundations, an elastic base layer and synthetic turf, we also offer a foundation-free version for mini-pitch boards. The courts, which are also station- ary, can be installed without a solid foundation; this ena- bles their use in new building projects or even on existing surfaces. The range is supplemented with the Multi- mi- ni-pitch, which is equipped with a high-performance syn- thetic surface in place of the turf. This also opens up the idea of mini-pitches for sports such as basketball, hand- ball, badminton, volleyball and hockey. Designs protected against vandalism and noise-reducing boards are available for all variants of the PolyPlay Arena. All mini-pitches are available in various standard sizes as well as special sizes based on customer requests. The scope of delivery includes our robust boards, goals and back-of-goal nets, which can be supplemented to include side and top nets as an optional extra. A wide range of special equipment such as basketball baskets and volleyball nets is also available. Of course with us you always get replacement parts and services for all items related to the original German Football League mini-pitches. i If you would like further information, please contact us to request a brochure, or visit www.minispielfeld.polytan.com 125
LOGOS AND PITCH / COURT EDGING WHAT ELSE CAN WE OFFER? LOGOS AND PITCH EDGING Synthetic turf areas not only provide premium pitches and courts, but also – in contrast with natural grass – are ideal for adding club emblems or logos. An in- creasing number of clubs are also using synthetic turfs to supplement natural grass fields in pitch edging. The pitch edging with synthetic turf, starting from the touchlines and bylines at goal, offer interesting advan- tages when compared with previous solutions: This also creates a natural-feeling surface outside the ac- tual pitch, which significantly reduces the risk of injury during tackling at the edge of the pitch. The sideline areas – which are often subject to heavy use by run- ning linesmen, coaches, and players warming up – al- ways look great and enable precise and fast use. They therefore consistently offer outstanding play conditions for throw-ins and corners. Synthetic turf also offers an ideal area for presenting club emblems or logos of sponsors and advertising partners. Whether at the edge of the pitch or directly on it, integrating multicolour logos is guaranteed to at- tract attention and is a very persuasive argument when acquiring sponsors! Multicoloured municipal coat of arms of the province of Potenza, Italy, integrated into the synthetic turf. 126
TURF HEATING ENJOY SPORTS ALL YEAR ROUND WITH TURF HEATING Synthetic turf areas from Polytan are significantly less sensitive and much easier to care for than natural grass pitches; they do not need to be rested for periods of time, and can be used all year round. However, snow, ice and ground frost always cause problems – and this is where turf heating can help. Winter weather such as snow, ice or hard frost can restrict the play properties of synthetic turf systems, and therefore also increase the risk of players becom- ing injured. When installing synthetic turf systems in colder regions with frequent snowfall, we therefore recommend putting in place turf heating. The turf heating Polytan offers together with our partner AST Eis- und Solartechnik GmbH is not only effective even in the event of snow and ice, but also particularly ener- gy-efficient. In contrast with traditional systems, spe- cial heating mats are used; these are installed directly below the elastic layer, thereby enabling lower supply temperatures and significantly shorter reaction times. As a result, the heat loss in Polytan Turf heating sys- tems is around 50% lower than with traditional pipe systems that are installed deeper. i If you would like further information, please contact us to request our brochures. Heating mats are laid directly beneath the elastic layer, meaning that the system gets by with low supply temperatures and is particularly fast to react. 127
SERVICE 132 136 CLEANING, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR Care recommendations for synthetic turf systems and synthetic surfaces ACCESSORIES / PROJECT SUPPORT / TRAINING Accessories tailored to your specific needs, and individual support
SERVICE D N A T N E T E P M O C E L B A L E R I 130 In choosing Polytan, you have selected high-quality sports surfaces that are pre- cisely tailored to your needs, combined with the security of always having a relia- ble service partner at your side.
SERVICE We are a one-stop provider with service teams we have trained in-house and our own special machines for efficient cleaning, care and repair of your Polytan sports surfaces. We would also be delighted to provide you with a Polytan care protection let- ter – our maintenance and service contract for ensuring con- sistently high quality in the use of our products, and maximum value retention. We also offer an extensive range of accessories such as goals, long jump bars and basketball hoops. We would also be de- lighted to perform subsequent expert upgrades for you, keep- ing your costs within budget. 131
CLEANING, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR F O I E C N A N E T N A M R E P O R P 132 I S F R U T C T E H T N Y S Polytan synthetic turf systems are designed to retain their full functionality, even after many years of intensive use. Even the toughest turf needs to deal with the impact of weather, dirt, dust and flower pollen or leaves over the long term.
CLEANING, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR Routine visual inspections and the immediate removal of surface dirt are among the duties of any grounds- man. In addition to this, the surface should also be cleaned thoroughly on a regular basis. To support you in this task, we offer training and special cleaning equipment, or in fact will just perform the cleaning for you – with trained specialists, who can also quickly and expertly perform repairs when needed. ROUTINE CARE We recommend the Polytan ACS maintenance unit for routine care. This equipment can be used to both quickly and easily brush the blades of the synthetic turf, and – if necessary – to evenly distribute and re- lax the fill material in the same process. This will en- able you to enjoy optimum play properties from your Polytan synthetic turf in the long term. NON-ROUTINE CARE We offer a variety of wet and dry cleaning services performed by our qualified experts for an intensive deep clean. This should be performed once a year by RAL-certified company such as Polytan GmbH. REPAIRS Our Polytan service representatives perform expert repairs, such as replacing worn-out penalty spots, re- painting lines or preparing stress zones. REMOVING OLD SYSTEMS / RECYCLING We will also remove all systems for you – quickly and expertly: the old systems are removed in sections, bro- ken up into their components, and then sorted and further processed, recycled or made use of. 133
CLEANING, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR PROPER MAINTENANCE OF SYNTHETIC SURFACES Over the course of time, even the surfaces of running tracks and multifunctional ser- vices can be impacted in that the surface becomes weathered or encrusted, or moss accumulates, for example. Although this contamination is usually only superficial and is mostly very easy to remove, any damage should be remedied as soon as possible by our Polytan specialists.
CLEANING, MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR CLEANING Normal dirt due to environmental influences can be removed using mechanical high-pressure wet clean- ing. This process quickly restores the sports-specif- ic functions and look of the running track. REPAIRS Damage due to vandalism, incorrect use or wear is expertly repaired by our Polytan service teams. We also quickly and efficiently renew pitch lines. REMOVING OLD SYSTEMS / RE-TOPPING The Polytan re-topping system means it is no longer necessary to remove and dispose of old systems at great cost; instead, they can be used as a subfloor for new coatings. Playground in Körschstraße in Stuttgart. Before and after cleaning. 135
1 3 6 ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS AND SERVICES FROM POLYTAN
ACCESSORIES / PROJECT SUPPORT / TRAINING MAY IT BE SOMETHING MORE? ACCESSORIES As well as maintenance equipment for our synthetic turf systems and synthetic surfaces, we also offer a wide selection of premium sports equipment and accessories. ■■ ■■ ■■ Goals, baskets, nets and markings for all the usual ball sports Protective grating, mats, take-off boards, starting blocks, hurdles, etc. for athletics Players‘ tunnels, winners‘ podiums, transport vehicles and much more PROJECT SUPPORT Planning sports facilities is a complex task that needs to take into account a wide range of factors depending on the planned use. We will be happy to support you right from the planning phase for your project, e.g. with respect to ■■ The creation of CAD plans and technical drawings ■■ Measurement and line marking ■■ Advice on financing TRAINING AND SEMINARS Every groundsman can become a Polytan maintenance ex- pert with our seminar programme. We offer different train- ing for each product: ■■ General maintenance seminar ■■ Deep cleaning of synthetic turf ■■ Surface cleaning of synthetic surfaces i Further tips and information on maintaining synthetic turf and synthetic surface systems are available in our maintenance handbooks. Just get in touch and we‘ll be happy to help. 137