Tokyo – Cardyon polyols produced from carbon dioxide are being used at the Tokyo Olympics in the hockey pitches.
Backing for the synthetic grass pitches by Polytan of Burgheim, Germany and Advanced Polymer Technology from Melbourne, Australia can contain up to 20% CO2, reducing the demand for polyols produced directly from fossil fuels by that amount, said Covestro.
'Thanks to Covestro's CO2 technology and other sustainable components such as renewable raw material and recycled rubber, this hockey pitch is one of the most sustainable and technologically advanced surfaces we have developed,' said Jim Tritt, COO of Sport Group Asia. SGA is APT's parent.
Tritt added that the surface is fast and has a lower surface temperature than other types of playing surface.