Dow Enhances Sustainability of Olympic Games Venues

Dow, a Worldwide Olympic Partner and the Official Chemistry Company of the Olympic Games, is offering industry-leading solutions to help insulate, seal, connect, coat and protect key Olympic venues, such as the Olympic Stadium, Ariake Arena, and many more. With one year to go until the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, construction of the Olympic venues is already well underway. 

“The Olympic Games challenge not only athletes to be the best that they can be, but they also inspire the rest of us to push beyond business as usual and drive positive impact and change,” said Mike Reed, vice president of Dow Olympic and Sports Solutions. 

Dow has been working with its customers to offer various solutions for the construction of new and temporary sporting arenas, as well as to retrofit existing venues from the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964 for use in 2020. This collaboration has resulted in infrastructure projects that can meet high-performance standards.

Dow solutions implemented across several Tokyo 2020 venues include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Dow polyurethanes for sealant applications fill gaps between walls, doors and window frames, helping to maintain temperature of the Olympic venues along with other sustainability benefits.
  • Dow coating acrylic emulsions for exterior metal and concrete surfaces offer sustainable wall coating solutions to help protect Olympic structures from corrosion and moisture damage, thereby extending the life of the venues, without alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEOs) content nor added formaldehyde or formaldehyde generators. 
  • Dow polyethylene resins are used in various pipe applications at Olympic venues, offering long-term durability facing environmental factors, as well as efficient processing and installation compared to pipes made from traditional materials such as carbon steel, ductile iron, concrete and clay.

In total, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will have 43 venues: 8 new permanent, 25 retrofitted from Tokyo 1964, and 10 temporary venues.

Image credit: Dow Technologies
Previous articleChevron Awards Schlumberger 20-year Offshore Contract
Next articleEMSI Surpasses Hazardous Emissions Goal for 2019