BASF Puts A Spring In Athletes' Step | July 20, 2009 Issue - Vol. 87 Issue 29 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 87 Issue 29 | p. 24 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 20, 2009

BASF Puts A Spring In Athletes' Step

Department: Business
Keywords: sports, BASF, materials
Credit: BASF
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Credit: BASF

For the Aug. 15 start of the International Association of Athletics Federations' World Championships, Berlin's Olympic stadium is sporting a blue track made with BASF's polyurethanes. The company says the three-layer synthetic surface makes the track one of the world's fastest for runners; the top layer is both hard and elastic, and the soft lower layers protect athletes' joints. BASF claims the pourable liquid polymer is waterproof and temperature-resistant.

 
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