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The sustainable turf revolution in hockey

Sustainable, dynamic and faster than ever: The sustainable turf revolution in hockey Polytan brought a new hockey turf system to market just in time for FSB 2017 in Cologne. The unfilled Polytan Poligras Tokyo GT is the result of continuous advances in the successful Poligras Platinum, the hockey turf used at the Rio Olympic Games […]

Polytan supports the Lukas Podolski Foundation:

Opening ceremony for second “STRASSENKICKER.COURT” in Cologne The “Langobardenplatz Gremberghoven” project run by the Lukas Podolski Foundation and RheinFlanke gGmbH (youth and refugee work through sport) started at the end of 2014 with the “LP2014” fund-raising campaign. The collective aim was not only to renovate the existing youth centre of RheinFlanke in Gremberghoven, but also […]

New professional synthetic pitch for Achilles ’29

Dutch second division club chooses premium quality from Polytan: New professional synthetic pitch for Achilles ’29 Professional football club Achilles ’29 (Jupiler League) of Groesbeek has been playing its home fixtures on synthetic turf in the “Sportpark De Heikant” since the start of the 2016/17 season. To make the switch from real grass to synthetic […]

FIFA Quality Pro certification for the eighth time in a row

The FIFA quality programme for synthetic turf was launched in 2001. It uses a standardised testing procedure to ensure that a “football turf” – the official designation after undergoing the testing regime – conforms to the strict quality criteria of the International Federation of Association Football. No other synthetic turf system has received the FIFA […]

SportGroup Holding® purchases AstroTurf®, SYNLawn® and associated manufacturing Operations

SportGroup Holding® announced today that it has agreed to purchase AstroTurf® and SYNLawn®, along with their associated manufacturing facilities. By adding AstroTurf® and SYNLawn® to its existing portfolio of companies and brands (which includes Polytan®, APT®, Melos®, Rekortan®, Laykold® and Poligras®), SportGroup® is building one of the largest and highest quality outdoor sports surfacing companies […]

Seven-year collaboration signed with FIH:

Olympic Games and world championships to be played on Polytan turfs In a press release, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) was pleased to confirm Polytan as an official Global Supplier. In this role, Polytan is the sole provider of hockey turfs for the 2018 and 2022 Hockey World Cups as well as for the 2020 […]

The European Hockey Federation (EHF) and Polytan ™ announce a 2 year partnership

The European Hockey Federation and Polytan ™ announced today a 2 year partnership that sees Polytan secured as “Preferred EHF Hockey Turf Partner” with exclusivity in the business category. Through this partnership Polytan will support the EHF and promote its Poligras Hockey Turf Products in the “EHF Territory”. Speaking about the announcement the EHF President […]

New Polytan hockey turf at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre:

Optimal training conditions for Great Britain’s hockey teams Polytan will be in on the action when the world’s top athletes pit their strengths against each other at international level this summer. The turf used for the hockey matches in Rio comes from Polytan, as was the case in London and Beijing too. Blue and green […]