Synthetic Turf Systems

The LigaTurf System Approach

Polytan's unique and innovative systematic approach to artificial turf makes LigaTurf stand out as the premier product available.

Following extensive research into the correlation between playing conditions and athletic performance levels, Polytan realized that high-caliber sports - particularly soccer - needed a viable alternative to natural grass that could not only simulate genuinely comparable conditions but also viably sustain those characteristics long-term.

Reasoning that the best way to develop this idea was through detailed engineering techniques, Polytan thoroughly evaluated all the factors affecting turf performance, including sports physiology and biomechanical theories, and developed LigaTurf, the comprehensive artificial turf system, with each component specifically engineered.

Maintaining complete control over the manufacturing process has been fundamental to LigaTurf's success, with Polytan staunchly refusing to outsource critical elements of the manufacturing process or combine prefabricated parts from other manufacturers.

This unparalleled dedication has made Polytan a well-respected industry leader, and Centaur Products is proud to uphold that standard of quality as the exclusive Canadian dealer of LigaTurf products.

System Components Properties

Poly-Shock Pad

Developed with player safety and natural ball movement in mind, the Poly-Shock underlayment incorporates research and testing of bio-mechanical and sports physiological data to produce optimal results that enhance athletic performance standards.

Constructed from seamless, rubberized material, the Poly-Shock Pad is installed in-situ with specialized machinery and forms the basis of Polytan's Anti-Compaction System (ACS), which prevents infill materials from compacting and ensures that the infill granulate is kept loose and uniformly distributed over the surface.

Features

  • Provides optimal deformation values and shock absorption
  • Ensures uniform and consistent playing conditions across the field
  • Provides cushioning for athletes, maximizing player safety

Monofilaments

Resembling a well-kept grass field and feeling soft and pleasant to the skin, LigaTurf incorporates Polytan's proprietary polyethylene formula, which produces the world's thickest and strongest monofilament fibres.

This forms the basis for Polytan's spring-back technology, ensuring that the fibres rapidly revert to their standing position to maintain performance levels.

Features

  • Creates natural feel and authentic ball reactions
  • Provides surface look closely resembling natural grass
  • Spring-back technology optimizes performance
  • Softness prevents player injuries

Infill Granulate

Providing grip, traction, and cushioning, LigaTurf infill granulate helps ensure authentic reactions for ball movement and a natural feel for players on the surface.

Centaur offers a range of innovative infill options engineered to meet different client needs.

Features

  • Provides necessary grip and traction for players
  • Simulates authentic playing conditions of natural grass
  • Feels soft and pleasant against skin, negating injury

Backing

LigaTurf features a layer of latex backing that provides superior turf bind and strengthened system stability.

Fibres are fully locked into the backings, which are designed with excellent resistance and are able to withstand the effects of moisture and temperature variation.

Silica Sand

Prior to the insertion of the infill granulate, a base layer of tightly-graded silica sand is dispersed throughout the monofilaments, giving them a strengthened foundation of added stability. This sand also acts as a reservoir for accumulated moisture and maintains the durability of the field.

Features

  • Provides weight and stability to the surface
  • Functions as reservoir, ensuring optimum drainage
  • Contributes to functionality of fibre spring-back technology