Polytan presents new hockey turf Brazilian style at FSB 2015:

Made in Germany with South American flair

The International Trade Fair for Amenity Areas, Sports and Pool Facilities (FSB) will once again be opening its doors in Cologne from 27 to 30 October 2015. As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of synthetic sports surfaces for outdoor use, Polytan will be in on the action over an area covering approx. 250 m². The colour scheme devised by the Burgheim-based sports surface specialist for its stand at the fair is designed to showcase the new colour concept for international hockey venues.

A blue playing field with a pink border caused quite a stir during the 2012 Olympic Games in London and has since enjoyed great popularity among everyone using it. Now, for the first time since London, Polytan will be showing off a new, equally unusual colour combination for the new Poligras Platinum CoolPlus synthetic hockey turf system at this year’s FSB: the playing field is graced by a bright shade of blue, whilst the border is bathed in shimmering light green. Polytan is celebrating the introduction of both shades with Brazilian joie de vivre: cocktails and coconuts will be served to a samba beat. The blue part of the playing field in particular is not only a hit in terms of its design attributes: since the Summer Olympics in London, the enhanced contrast between the dark playing surface and the light hockey ball has been appreciated by players, spectators and television audiences alike.

Apart from the new colours, Polytan has made technical advances with the design of the synthetic turf system: a higher stitch density and special texturing technology mean that even more accurate moves are possible when playing on Poligras Platinum CoolPlus. The national teams of Great Britain and Argentina found this out for themselves on the newly installed hockey pitch at the Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre in England in mid-October. Polytan CEO Markus Deimling: “We are convinced that our new hockey turf provides optimal conditions for exciting matches at top level. We installed it for the first time early this year in Valencia at the Campo de Hockey de Valencia in the blue/orange colour combination. This ground was the venue for the semi-finals of the FIH Hockey World League – the first time our latest hockey product had been put to the test, as it were.”