The "system" approach grew from the realization that high-caliber sports, particularly soccer, needed a viable alternative to natural grass that could not only produce genuinely comparable playing conditions to natural grass but also be able to sustain those characteristics over the long term life of the surface.
Polytan reasoned the best way to approach this challenge was to use detailed engineering techniques. After thoroughly evaluating all the factors affecting turf performance as well as incorporating sports physiology and biomechanical theories, Polytan developed the concept for a comprehensive artificial turf "system". All of the different components that went into the production and implementation of an artificial turf field were created to complement and enhance one another to create the safest, best performing and most durable fields in the world.
Fundamental to the success of Polytan’s engineered "system" approach to artificial turf is maintaining complete control over the manufacturing process. Every component of the turf system has been specifically engineered and tested to function within the specific turf system. Unlike many of their competitor’s, Polytan refuses to outsource critical elements of the manufacturing and installation process, nor do they combine disparate or prefabricated parts from other manufacturers (many of whom do not specialize in artificial turf production). They are without question the most vertically integrated company in the industry.