STYROFOAM to share in the glory of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
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The London 2012 Olympic Park has been a hive of building activity as it gears up for the Olympic Games.
STYROFOAM insulation products from Dow Building Solutions have been installed on some of the structures in the Olympic Park which, it is anticipated, will be seen by billions of people around the globe – as well as on nearby facilities, which will play host
to thousands of visitors as the Games get underway.
STYROFOAM, which was invented by Dow in the 1940s and has been manufactured at Dow’s King’s Lynn site since 1969, provides insulation on or within:
- More than half of the roofs on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Village
- The Copper Box (London 2012 Olympic Handball Arena)
- The International Media Centre
- And, the star of the show, the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.
STYROFOAM also features extensively in the neighbouring Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, currently the largest urban shopping centre in Europe. 70,000 m² of ROOFMATE SL-A insulation was specified for several roofs in the extensive complex, and a
further 25,000 m² of FLOORMATE 500-A was installed in its car parks. Three quarters of all London 2012 spectators are expected to walk directly through the centre on their way from the transport hubs to the Olympic Games.
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