Issue Date: July 20, 2009
BASF Puts A Spring In Athletes' Step
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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