The Dow Chemical Company
), the official chemistry company of the Olympic games, is
providing its innovative technologies at the ongoing Sochi 2014
Olympic Winter Games in Russia's Black Sea resort. Dow is
offering solutions in all competition venues of the Olympic
Winter Games. The market reacted positively to the news and Dow's
shares rose as much as 2% during the trading session.
Moreover, Dow's products and technologies will be present in
the Coastal Cluster's Olympic Park (the hockey, speed skating,
figure skating and curling arenas, and the Olympic Stadium -
stage of opening and closing ceremonies) as well as two of the
five competition venues in the Mountain Cluster (sliding and ski
jumping centers). The Bolshoy Ice Dome will utilize DOWCAL to
create and maintain high-performance ice surface for the hockey
The Bolshoy centre will also include other products from Dow like
WALOCEL products, an enhancing concrete mixture for the flooring,
industrial coatings, which will provide durability and protection
from corrosion for metal structural components, ENDURANCE family
of semiconductive and insulation materials that will ensure
reliability and long service life to power cables and SPECFLEX
Polyurethane Systems that will contribute to aesthetics, comfort
and durability of the seats for VIP guests.
The Sanki Sliding Center will utilize POLYOX Water-Soluble Resins
from Dow and apply the dry-guniting method for the first time.
Another venue will utilize PRIMAL Acrylic Resin (wood
protection), epoxy resins (metal protection and floor coatings),
ENDURANCE semiconductive and insulation materials (power cables).
Dow will also implement energy-efficient and low-carbon
technologies in the major areas of infrastructure, industry and
agriculture in order to mitigate the Organizing Committee's
direct footprint. Sochi 2014 will be the first Olympic Games to
mitigate 100% of the estimated travel footprint associated with
spectators and media.
Dow is also a technical partner to the USA Luge team and Dow's
Materials Sciences team at the Michigan Operations' Core R&D
division has developed a new, higher-performing and faster sled
for Team USA. The solutions that have been designed for USA Luge
have shown improved performance compared with the materials
previously used for the sleds - mainly steel and wood.
Dow's technologies and innovations will be used on all fronts
from competition venues to city infrastructure and re-engineered
team equipment to technologies, thus mitigating greenhouse gas
Dow currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
Other companies in the chemical industry worth considering
Northern Technologies International Corp.
L'Air Liquide SA
). While Northern Technologies and Methanex carry a Zacks Rank #1
(Strong Buy), L'Air Liquide holds a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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