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Wheelchair competitors playing at a BSF Asia related event

First Ever Disabled Sporting Event in Ipoh!


The first ever disabled sporting event was held in Ipoh this month and this is only one way BSF Asia are continually developing their vision of improving the lives of those with disabilities through inclusive sport participation.


This event in Ipoh, Malaysia is the first ever attempt by the state government to work with non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) including BSF Asia to provide and support the organising of sporting events for the disabled community. The local government was ecstatic with this first ever disabled sporting event in Malaysia.


Alongside private companies Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), government bodies and Malaysian sporting bodies including the National Paralympic Committee (NPC), BSF Asia are creating more new pathways for those with disabilities.


Together with Halcyon Agri, BSF Asia presented a number of Paralympic sports at this event:

  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Wheelchair Rugby
  • Boccia
  • Wheelchair Fencing
  • Disabled Lawn Bowls
  • Blind Soccer

This event has provided those with disabilities the opportunity to participate in a range of sports to empower sport development and inclusiveness.  Sports can assist the disabled in gaining confidence and accomplishing rewarding sporting achievements.


BSF Paralympic athletes mentioned sport has dramatically transformed their lives for the better, which reflects BSF’s moving motto “Sport Changes Lives.”


BSF Asia and Polytan both share the vision that sports can unite all people including the disabled and provide a comfortable environment for sharing participation and achievements.


Visit the BSF Asia website for more on how BSF Asia are changing peoples lives through sport.


BSF Asia Wheelchair Event


FIH Pro League Banner Announcing Polytan's involvement with the event

2019 – First Year of the FIH Pro League


Taking the place of the Champions Trophy, World League Semi Finals, World League Semi Finals and World League Final 2019, is the new international hockey event of the year – the FIH Pro League!

From Saturday 19 January – Sunday 30 June nine of the best national men and women teams will compete for the first year of this newly established event.

These nine teams will compete in many countries around the globe including Argentina, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, China, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the United States of America.

Image of hockey fans at the Odisha Men's Hockey World Cup


In the spirit of the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup, Polytan ran a competition encouraging people to upload their World Cup inspired moments to #PlayFastHockey.

Congratulations to Polytan’s #PlayFastHockey winner Sampoorna Rath!

Sampoorna has won the hockey stick Manpreet Singh recently played with at the 2018 Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup!

Sampoorna’s image captured an iconic World Cup moment. It shows us the excitement and enjoyment of attending a live hockey event! The essence of each individual in the photo represents team spirit, hope, inclusiveness, determination, fun, excitement and community, all of which are true to the Polytan Asia Pacific brand.

Similarly, Polytan have installed inclusive sport surfaces that unite communities through the encouragement of participation, opportunity and team victory.

Polytan support those from grassroots right through to elite athletes with premium sports surfaces allowing those of all abilities to perform at their best.


Last week of the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup

Polytan is helping hockey speed up

Viewers of the Men’s Hockey World Cup will be marveling at the skill and speed of the players. Stars such as Manpreet Singh from India and Blake Govers from Australia glide effortlessly across the Polytan surface.

Well, hockey is about to get faster and greener.

The new Poligras Tokyo GT will redefine the speed and environmental impact of hockey

The Tokyo GT hockey turf, developed for the Olympics in 2020 will be approximately 25% faster than the Poligras Platinum turf used at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Plus Tokyo GT Olympic hockey turf is the first synthetic turf to feature filaments made from over 60% regrowable raw materials. This is a great leap for hockey moving forward.  

The Tokyo GT is Polytan’s latest Olympic hockey turf, following on from London 2012 and Rio 2016

Contact Polytan on 1800 663 812 or for more.

2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup

Every four years the world’s best teams compete in the Men’s Hockey World Cup.  2018 marks the 14th edition of this prestigious event which is being held at Kalinga Hockey Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India where 16 teams will battle it out for the winning title on the blue Polytan surface.

The official turf by Polytan is our Poligras Platinum World Cup Edition. Developed to meet the highest expectations,elite competition and FIH certification, Poligras Platinum World Cup Edition promotes outstanding playability allowing for fast-moving styles of play with precise ball roll characteristics. For the largest Hockey World Cup event in history, what else but our finest surface for the prestigious games.


Enter the Polytan #PlayFastHockey social media competition to be in the running to win the hockey stick Manpreet Singh is currently playing with at the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup! 


Australian Hockey Legend Jamie Dwyer will be reviewing the games throughout this fantastic event, highlighting players to watch out for, picking winners and sharing his thoughts on the best shots, players, strikers, goals and more! Jamie’s High-Performance Shout Out’s can be viewed on Polytan Asia Pacific social media sites including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Image of Polytan hockey surface at the Men's Hockey World Cup

FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup at Kalinga Stadium

The first week of the FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup in India has been a huge success! The opening ceremony was Olympic quality and the stadium has been packed each day with thousands of hockey fans from around the world.

Local fans have cheered on strong performances from India led by captain and Polytan Ambassador, Manpreet Singh.

The Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, India has been transformed for the event. Polytan as the official turf supplier of the Men’s Hockey World Cup installed a Poligras Platinum World Cup Edition synthetic hockey turf. This turf allows the best to perform with speed and skill.

With a 16,000 seat capacity the Kalinga Stadium is now one of the world’s premium hockey venues.

Image of new Poligras Tokyo GT

Introducing…….Poligras Tokyo GT!


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 monofilament fibres.


The Poligras Tokyo GT turf structure is specifically adapted to the Bio Based PE formula, enabling dynamic and precise playability.

Patented Entanglement technology in the filaments means the multi directional surface remains stable in the long term and is protected against premature wear.

Polytan’s CoolPlus technology ensures the turf stays cool even on hot days. The pigments on the surface of the turf fibres reflect the infrared part of solar radiation, whilst PreciTex process engineering guarantees the turf’s uniform colour.


Poligras Tokyo GT will redefine the speed of hockey. 

The the ball roll distance on the latest Tokyo GT hockey turf is improved by around 25%, compared with Poligras Platinum which had previously proven its speed capabilities at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Ball roll speed of Tokyo GT compared to Poligras Platinum


■ Professional hockey facilities and stadiums

■ Club spaces

■ Multi-sport facilities


■ Monofilament turf fibre with a fibre thickness of approx. 110 μ – micrometre

■ Green Technology– filaments made from 60% of regrowable raw materials

■ Exclusive CoolPlus function

■ Exclusive PreciTex texturing technology

■ Exclusive 100 % PE composition with ENTANGLEMENT technology

■ MultiBack backing construction

Poligras Tokyo GT is Green Technology


The Polytan Green Technology executes a new generation of highly developed products that bring together cutting-edge technological expertise from the plastics industry.

With functional and ecological benefits of natural regrowable raw materials, Polytan are a responsible one-stop supplier.

We are careful and precise with our use of resources throughout the products lifecycle – from selecting raw materials to production, Installation and use, right through to disposal and recycling.

Polytan consistently meets its own demands for environmentally friendly products, whilst also giving those products more natural characteristics for games and sports.

And of course, Green Technology products from Polytan also meet all the usual health and safety specifications.

Icons of Tokyo GT features

Men’s Hockey World Cup


The first swing for the Men’s World Cup starts from Wednesday 28th November – Sunday 16th December at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar on Poligras Platinum World Cup Edition. This event will unite 16 world class nations from across the world including hosts from India.

The world’s best players and teams on this earth strive for the almighty title to be World Champion.

With India finishing fifth in the Asian Games it will be exciting to watch some of India’s favourites, such a Varun Kumar and Indian captain Manpreet Singh’s battle it out against the world’s top players.

Polytan will be providing updates of these players performance throughout the largest hockey event for 2018.

For more information on the latest in Polytan hockey surfaces, download our Hockey brochure here


For more on the Men’s World Cup

Image of Alice Springs Polytan hockey surface

Hockey In Dry Climates

The FIH Men’s Hero Asian Champions Trophy was played in Mucat, Oman. Oman is sunny all year round and has a minimal amount of rainfall. This location can reach hot temperatures of 38 degrees Celsius and in winter has a daily average temperature of only 20 degreees Celsius.

Countries with very hot climates and low rainfall may have limited economical resources and water restrictions in places such as Indonesia, India and Kenya. These countries can have limited water resources and restrictions on the use of irrigation systems. Poligras H2OZ COOLplus is the best Polytan hockey surface, especially for dry climates in the middle east, Asia and Australia. The durable sand dressed system is cost efficient and allows for excellent ball roll across the synthetic turf surface.

The exclusive fibres help players change direction, slow down and take off! Studies show the artificial grass surface temperatures for COOLplus are 10-20% cooler than other competitive systems, which is why this product is ideal for hot and dry environments. Poligras H2OZ COOLplus is a world class hockey surface meeting FIH (International Hockey Federation) requirements.

Multi sport hockey fields are becoming more popular, as the field allows for greater sport playability. Multi purpose fields are a cost-effective way to create one central location with many sporting options for the local community.

Polytan service the middle east and have suitable systems for hockey in dry environments. Polytan have a global reach with a local presence.

This is why the best Polytan hockey surface in dry climates like Oman is Poligras H2OZ COOLplus for your next hockey pitch.

Find out what Poligras hockey surface will be played on at the Women’s Champions Trophy –


Here come the Women! Hockey Sensation!


The Men’s Hero Asian Champions Trophy has finished, but the Women’s Champions Trophy starts on the Saturday 17 November!! The end of this year is hockey mad and we’re loving it! The Women’s Champions Trophy will be played on the new world class surface – Tokyo GT!

Polytan is super excited to bring to the market the FIRST EVER SYNTHETIC HOCKEY TURF  which features filaments MADE FROM OVER 60% RENEWABLE RAW MATERIALS. Tokyo GT features the latest in Polytan green technology, quicker than ever ball roll without compromising the dynamic and precise playability that Polytan surfaces are renown for.

For more information about Tokyo GT and our premium hockey surfaces please contact us.

Stay tuned for more details about the upcoming Women’s Champions Trophy!

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