A maintainable hockey pitch has been advanced for this year’s Olympic 2012 Games in Tokyo by Advanced Polymer Technology (APT), in collaboration with Polytan Asia Pacific and the International Hockey Federation (FIH).
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APT, a worldwide manufacturer of artificial turf, have created the Poligras Tokyo GT playing surface. It is the world’s 1st artificial hockey pitch to eye yarns made from over 60% regrow able raw resources, exactly sugar staff.
Other justifiable topographies comprise a shock pad under the surface that uses completely recycled neoprene and a folder that has been formed with carbon dioxide.
The pitch bring into line with the aim to make Olympic 2020 a maintainable and carbon-neutral Games. Olympic medals have been factory-made using the valuable metal removed from mobile phones and other minor electric devices given by the community.
Liveries for Tokyo 2020 bureaucrats are set to be made from castoff plastic, while the Olympic 2020 Incinerate is made from aluminum waste, and the daises from recycled household and marine plastic waste.
Roads that reflect heat and water-absorbing pavements, and a plan to have all the electricity used at struggle sites and the Athletes’ Village generated by renewables, are between the other initiatives designed to help combat climate change being future by organizers.
APT also claim the Poligras Tokyo GT pitch, which has been confirmed and certified by FIH, offers cooling technologies that save insincere temperatures 10 to 20% lower than other pitches. This growths player comfort, with conditions in Tokyo predictable to be hot, and decreases the need for irrigation.
Ball speeds have also increased by 15 per cent on the new surface, compared to the pitch used at Rio 2016, tests have shown. The pitch has been installed at Oi Hockey Stadium, the hockey venue for Tokyo 2020.