The new generation of LigaGrass Synergy synthetic turf from Polytan needs a further 50 per cent less infill granules than its LigaGrass Pro CoolPlus predecessor without having to compromise on the highest standards of injury protection for players and the playing qualities of the turf. The Burgheim-based sports surface specialist has been able to reduce the amount of infill required in its synthetic turf systems to approximately 2 kg/m², depending on the respective system design and type of rubber granulate. This is 80 per cent less than the international infill requirement of around 16 kg/m².
The current debate on the discharge of rubber granules from synthetic turf playing fields into the environment means that sports clubs, local authorities and communities are increasingly faced with concerned questions from their members, management boards, sponsors, athletes and parents.
As one of the world‘s leading manufacturers of synthetic turf, Polytan can give the all-clear here – at least with regard to its own synthetic turf systems, which currently embody the state of the art for synthetic turf pitches in Germany. The use of textured filaments, or stalks with a “permanent wave“ as it were, is another way of making sure that less infill material is needed and has been standard practice at Polytan since the early 2000s. Not only are the textured synthetic turf filaments more hardwearing than smooth ones, they also reduce the amount of infill and splash of Polytan synthetic turf systems even further.
All of these attributes come together in the new LigaGrass Synergy. In addition, it has been possible to lower the infill requirement of this new synthetic turf system by 50 per cent within the textured turf, thanks to a higher fibre content and an even denser turf structure.