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Image of Crefeld Hockey and Tennis Club with new Poligras Tokyo GT surface

POLYTAN’S FIRST INSTALL OF POLIGRAS TOKYO GT

A new elite hockey system everyone is talking about has been installed for the first time at Crefelder Hockey and Tennis Club in Krefeld.

Poligras Tokyo GT is the world’s first hockey system to incorporate Green Technology (GT). This surface is made from renewable materials, which lowers CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. This new sustainable way of producing hockey surfaces will help save our planet against climate change and global warming.

This new hockey system is the surface of choice for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The new dark blue hockey surface provides faster competition and a higher level of performance. The ball rolls along the surface quicker than any other Poligras hockey surface made before.

Top level hockey tournaments such as the FIH Pro League and German Field Hockey Championships have been played at this venue.

CREFELDER HOCKEY AND TENNIS CLUB

Club, city and state have invested about 500,000 euros to produce this new hockey pitch in time for the FINAL FOUR 2019 games at the Gerd Wellen hockey facility.

The existing shock absorbing base at Crefelder was worn out after 28 years and replaced with a 35 mm thick PolyBase GT elastic layer.

“Poligras Tokyo GT is currently the best hockey turf in the world and we are delighted to be the first ever venue where it has been installed” – Club manager Robert Haake on the new synthetic turf

“We expect many national teams will want to hold training sessions at our facility” – Robert Haake

THE NEW BLUE HOCKEY SURFACE

Blue is a popular colour surface in the world of hockey for many elite hockey competitions, such as the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Players and viewers can easily watch the yellow hockey ball roll across the hockey surface.

Two premium hockey systems are planned to be installed with Poligras Tokyo GT in Mönchengladbach and China.

Polytan are an official Global Supplier for the International Hockey Federation (FIH).

GARDINER PARK, THE NEW STRIKING AFL AND FOOTBALL FIELD IN GLEN IRIS, VIC!

 

 

It was all eyes and ears when works began in August 2017, as locals wondered what was happening to their empty park. Little did they realise this once empty reserve would become a spectacular AFL/CA and FIFA Quality certified field suitable for AFL and football playability.

LIGATURF RS + 260 COOLPLUS 

The City of Stonnington awarded Polytan as the chosen surface provider for the high quality LigaTurf RS + COOLplus.

This environmentally friendly heavy metal free surface was created in Melbourne, Australia meaning the council could rely on a high quality and durable product that is willing to stand the test of time.

For more on LigaTurf RS + 260 COOLplus https://aptasiapacific.com.au/sports/soccer/ 

Night image of Gardiner Park, Glen Iris AFL and Soccer field

COOLPLUS TECHNOLOGY

The COOLplus technology in this yarn reduces the surface temperature allowing for a surface that won’t get so hot in those summer months. This yarn is also protected to the highest level from any UV degradation.

DRAINAGE CELL

The high-tech drainage cell ensures that athletes are able to play and perform well in all conditions. Without this superior drainage cell system, the surface would soak up rain making it sluggish and slow to play on.

Image of Gardiner Park, Glen Iris AFL and Soccer Field

SHOCKPAD ABSORPTION

The Shockpad Pro Play 23 sits above the drainage cell and below the yarn backing to keep the surface rigid. This added layer of protection allows athletes to play as hard as they like. This enables athletes to purely focus on the game at hand, knowing they will be protected by the durable surface and shock absorbing synthetic grass surface.

Image of Soccer and AFL football in front of goals at Gardiner Park, Glen Iris, Victoria

DRIVE CAREFULLY ON THE MONASH!

Drivers will have to take extra care and keep their eyes on the road for as long as they can when passing Gardiner Park, Stonnington on the Monash Freeway because this new facility is bound to catch your attention!

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

THE FIH PRO LEAGUE IS HERE!

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

POLYTAN #PLAYFASTHOCKEY COMPETITION!

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.

THE BEST PERFORM ON POLYTAN

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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 enquiry@polytan.com.au for more.

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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 GIVE AWAY! 
WIN! MANPREET SINGH’S HOCKEY STICK

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! 

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FOLLOW ALL THE ACTION WITH JAMIE’S HIGH PERFORMANCE SHOUT OUT’S 

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.

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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!

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 polyurethane monofilament fibres.

QUICK AND PRECISE – COOL AND COLOUR-STABLE

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.

QUICKER THAN EVER

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

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 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

POLYTAN 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

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Men’s Hockey World Cup

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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

THE BEST PERFORM ON POLYTAN

For more on the Men’s World Cup http://www.fih.ch/events/world-cup/

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