Leverkusen, Germany — Cardyon polyol from Covestro, which is made using carbon dioxide, is being used in the subfloor binder of a hockey pitch for the first time.
The first customer for the new binder is the sports flooring producer Polytan. The company comes from Bergheim, Bavaria, and is part of Sport Group. It uses the material to produce the floors, together with a rubber granulate.
‘We attach great importance to using sustainable raw materials, and are always on the lookout for ecologically more sensible alternatives to conventional products. Covestro guarantees exactly that with Cardyon,’ said sports group purchasing manager Daniel Klump.
The floor is now in use at the Crefelder Hockey and Tennis Club. The club is frequently the venue for international matches and championships.
The subfloor was laid on a 99 x 59 m playing field. The cushioned subfloor makes games less fatiguing.
‘Sport is not just healthy, it can also contribute to sustainability. The newly equipped hockey field will certainly make our club even more attractive,’ said club manager Robert Haake.
Covestro says that its material can reduce the amount of crude oil used in the production of polyols by 20%.