12 March 2013
12 March 2013
Oxeon have announces that they have joined forces with Oracle Team USA to become a preferred supplier to the team during the Americas Cup.
Oracle Team USA won the 33rd America’s Cup in February 2010 and as reigning champions the team is the defender of the 34th Cup, led by CEO Russell Coutts and skipper James Spithill the team will defend the trophy on San Francisco Bay, US in 2013.
Oxeon, who offer spread tow reinforcements sold under the brand name TeXtreme, is a Swedish company focusing on bringing performance benefits and weight savings competencies to the team through the use of their TeXtreme carbon fibre reinforcements.
“TeXtreme has been contributing to victories within Formula 1 for many years and has also been involved in winning races in other racing competitions as well as big sport championships. Now that TeXtreme enters the Americas Cup we hope to help in making Oracle Team USA as competitive as possible and in forefront of material development to give them the best possible conditions to keep on winning”, says Andreas Martsman, VP - Marketing & Sales of Oxeon.
TeXtreme is used in the marine industry by selected companies that are benefitting from the increased performance, weight reductions and superior surface smoothness of TeXtreme.
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