Polytan GmbH is a Burgheim, Germany-based manufacturer and installer of synthetic sport surfaces, including running tracks and synthetic turf. Polytan sports surfaces have been in use for more than 37 years, with more than 25 million square meters of sports surface installed across the world.
Polytan manufactures and installs both 1* and 2* FIFA RECOMMENDED artificial fields, using a monofilament fiber. Only synthetic turf installations attaining 2* certification are permitted by FIFA to be used for World Cup qualifying and Champions League matches. All other matches must be played on natural grass.
Polytan supplies their own raw materials, manufactures their product, and installs it in the field. Polyurethane raw materials and artificial grass fibers are developed and formulated in its own laboratories and then manufactured ready for laying in its own production facilities.
The product range includes running tracks, all-weather pitches, elastic layers and shockpads for non-sandfilled and filled artificial grass, the installation of asphalt substrates, lining, repairs and the cleaning of synthetic sports surfaces.
Since 1989, Polytan sports surfaces have been subject to annual national quality assurance inspections carried out by the Otto Graf Institute, FMPA, of Stuttgart University in accordance with RAL-GZ 943/1 and RAL-GZ 943/2 as well as inspections to DIN V 18035/7 standard. Polytan surfaces are tested and certified to standards in European countries.
Polytan surfaces hold certification confirming compliance with the standards of all major international sports governing bodies, e.g. IAAF, FIFA, UEFA, and FIH.