We believe in the power of sport and its ability to bring people together – young and old, from all cultures and backgrounds, and with all kinds of dreams and ambitions. That’s why we work to make sport more accessible and attractive for everyone, everywhere. We lay the groundwork for this with modern, high-quality and sustainable sports facilities. Sport played on our surfaces teaches inclusivity and teamwork, respect and fairness, and is good for health and quality of life.
We act sustainably – from development to the selection of our raw materials, to the production, installation, maintenance and recycling of our sports surfaces. Our products are designed with durability in mind through efficient manufacturing, using ecological materials and reliable processes. As a service-orientated company that sees our customers and athletes first and foremost as human beings and partners, we will support you through the entire life cycle of our surfaces.
Our world is becoming increasingly digital, and sport is no exception. Intelligent sports equipment, smart athletic clothing and virtual reality are expanding the traditional boundaries of sport. In the field of performance diagnostics, digitalisation opens up a range of new possibilities. We are already using pioneering technologies and smart solutions today that offer our athletes real added value. Digitalisation will become an important factor in the maintenance of sports facilities, too. And it can also help people with disabilities pursue their passion for sport to the fullest.
LIGATURF – SELECTED FOR THE FIFA HEADQUARTERS
The incredible success story of the LigaTurf brand began over 16 years ago and to this day the artificial turf continues to serve as the preferred surface at elite-level stadiums, training centres and sports clubs around the world. As the first football turf system to feature a straight monofilament, LigaTurf sparked a revolution in the artificial turf market. Often imitated but never duplicated, LigaTurf remains one of the most popular FIFA-certified football turf systems. We also set a new industry standard recently with the introduction of the world’s first carbon-neutral artificial turf, LigaTurf Cross GTzero.
LIGAGRASS – THE FAVOURITE OF AMATEUR CLUBS, LOCAL AUTHORITIES AND SCHOOLS
In 2008, Polytan made history by inventing the first ever texturised artificial turf made of 100% polyethylene, with a thickness of 200 µm. Low-maintenance, durable and multi-functional – it is the perfect artificial turf for municipal, school and club facilities. LigaGrass got its big break with the German Football Association’s campaign, “1,000 Mini Football Pitches for Germany.” Polytan was the project partner and general contractor for the construction of the mini pitches, which are used extensively to this day. The texturised LigaGrass artificial turf system is also used in the modern mini pitches of the PolyPlay Arena.
FROM MONTREAL TO TOKYO AND BEYOND – HOCKEY’S TRUSTY PARTNER SINCE 1976
Poligras was installed for the first time in Sweden in 1975 and was selected for the Olympic Games in Moscow 1980. Since then, Poligras has become the first choice for major hockey events around the world. Poligras has featured at seven Olympic Games, including Moscow, Seoul, Sydney, Beijing, London, Rio and Tokyo, and will also be the official playing surface for Paris 2024. With Poligras Tokyo GT, Polytan succeeded in developing the first ever artificial turf to be made of renewable raw materials.
LAYKOLD – THE OFFICIAL PLAYING SURFACE OF THE US OPEN
Laykold is currently the leading sports surface for the biggest tennis events in the USA and Canada. Seven of the 12 most important hard-court tournaments are played on Laykold, including the U.S. Open, the Western & Southern Open, the Miami Open, the Canadian Open, the Dallas Open, the Winston Salem Open and Tennis in the Land (Cleveland). Its proven quality and excellent playing characteristics not only make Laykold the ideal surface for tennis, but an attractive sports surface for basketball courts in urban areas, too.
REKORTAN – 25% OF ALL WORLD-ATHLETICS-CERTIFIED RUNNING TRACKS WORLDWIDE
Rekortan running tracks have always been good for setting records. Even the name suggests a record-breaking product, as it originates from the German word “Rekord.” The “tan” part of the name comes from “Tartan.” The artificial surface celebrated its debut at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico, and ever since has been the global standard for high-performance running tracks for international competitions, training facilities and school sports facilities. Most recently, Rekortan was chosen for three Diamond League venues, the Asian Games and the Southeast Asian Games.
POLYPLAY – THE PRODUCT BRAND FOR SAFE PLAY
Our PolyPlay brand is designed with safety in mind. Whether at playgrounds, kindergartens, schools, public sport facilities, obstacle courses, calisthenics facilities, mini playing fields or all-weather pitches – the possibilities are almost endless with PolyPlay artificial sports surfaces. Interesting fact: Polytan’s first artificial sports surface was the Polytan S (now PolyPlay S) installed at a multifunctional playing field at a school in Munich. The water-permeable, all-round surface has thus been part of the company’s success story right from the very beginning!
Sport for the community
Our brands are as varied as the people who play sports. We offer a solution for every requirement, always with the goal of providing our athletes with the best possible surface for success.
Sport knows no limits or differences. Sport is the platform for all people to come together. We share this passion for sport. Follow us on our social media channels and let us know what motivates you – because your passion is what fuels us. Become part of the global Polytan community.
The sports facility of the future
We envisage a world where sports facilities connect people and make a positive contribution to society and the environment. We are fully committed to this goal. Join us on our journey and find out more about our vision for the sports facility of the future.