Urethane tracks vie for records | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 82 Issue 23 | p. 12 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 7, 2004

Urethane tracks vie for records

Department: Business
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Facilities at the International Olympic Committee's Lausanne headquarters were recently outfitted with Degussa's polyurethane floors.
Credit: DEGUSSA PHOTO
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Facilities at the International Olympic Committee's Lausanne headquarters were recently outfitted with Degussa's polyurethane floors.
Credit: DEGUSSA PHOTO

Surfaces made of polyurethanes, which have a slight "give" in them to cushion joints and lessen injuries, are one of the hottest trends these days in track and playground construction, according to Conica, part of Degussa's construction chemicals division. High growth in North America is being matched by annual growth of 40% for such surfacing in some emerging countries, says Karl Meyer, director for sport activities at Conica. The surfaces are installed on-site, in a single, seamless application.

 
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