Luge Team Rode On Dow, Ashland Resins | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 92 Issue 8 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 24, 2014

Luge Team Rode On Dow, Ashland Resins

Department: Business
Keywords: Olympics, sleds, resins, carbon fibers
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U.S. Olympics luge sled and rider.
Credit: Ashland
An Olympic luge person sliding and a luge sled made from Ashland and Dow resins.
 
U.S. Olympics luge sled and rider.
Credit: Ashland

The U.S. Olympics luge team at Sochi sped down the track on technically advanced sleds enhanced with resins from Ashland and Dow Chemical. Ashland donated the epoxy vinyl ester resins for the vacuum-molded carbon fiber composite sled pods. Dow designed the sled and helped create composite runners made from carbon fibers and a secret blend of polymers. Erin Hamlin rode one of the sleds to a bronze medal in the women’s singles event.

 
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