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Article Date: 15th May 2012

Dow Building Solutions - STYROFOAM to Share in the Glory of the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games

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Dow Olympic Village

With less than 100 days to go before this summer’s London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Dow Building Solutions team can tell family and friends that their STYROFOAM products will have a part to play.

Thousands of STYROFOAM-A insulation boards made at Dow’s manufacturing site in King’s Lynn have been installed on several structures within the London 2012 Olympic Park, which will be seen by billions of people around the globe, as well as the neighbouring Westfield Stratford City shopping centre.

The insulation is designed to help make the buildings on the Olympic Park more energy efficient and the roofs more durable; which will be particularly important as they transform from temporary to permanent use.

Structures insulated with STYROFOAM materials include the Olympic Stadium, the International Media Centre, the Copper Box(Handball Arena) and more than half of the roofs on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Village.

“It was a case of pulling out all the stops to make sure enough STYROFOAM would be available at the right time and in the right place – no mean feat when you are dealing with such a large, busy and very security conscious construction site,” said Jayne Law MBE, Sales and Marketing Manager for Dow Building Solutions in the UK and Ireland.

“Now the hard work is over it will be great for our employees to sit back and watch the Opening Ceremony knowing that they had a part to play in bringing the Games to fruition,” she continued. “In fact, we’re confident in the ability of our products to put in just as strong a performance as the athletes, and not only for this year’s Olympic Games, but beyond!”

The Olympic and Paralympic Village will be transformed into a residential community following London 2012, ensuring a lasting legacy for STYROFOAM. The Olympic Stadium, International Media Centre and Copper Box have also been designed as permanent structures.

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