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Solvay and deBotech Partner with USA Bobsled and Skeleton

16 January 2018

Solvay and deBotech Partner with USA Bobsled and Skeleton

Solvay and deBotech have announced a partnership with USA Bobsled and Skeleton (USABS), the national governing body for the sports of bobsled and skeleton in the US.

Solvay is one of the team’s technology partners and suppliers of advanced carbon fibre composite materials. deBotech, Solvay customer and USA Bobsled and Skeleton’s preferred carbon fibre manufacturer, has been a team partner for 15 years.

Solvay’s prepregs are designed to offer maximum strength while remaining lightweight, and offer the ability to create distinctive complex shapes, giving performance equipment high aerodynamic efficiency.

“Solvay has always supported sports and athletes aiming to break records and leverage the strengths of our composite materials technology to their advantage, whether it is on the water, in the air, in the velodrome, on the track or on the snow,” says Carmelo Lo Faro, President of Solvay’s Composite Materials Global Business Unit. “USA Bobsled and Skeleton is a perfect illustration of that desire for speed and competitive excellence and we wish them a lot of success in their upcoming international competitions.”

“At deBotech we have worked with Solvay’s materials for years across a wide range of high performance applications,” adds Hans deBot, deBotech President and Founder. “It is that experience coupled with our deep understanding of carbon fibre composite properties that enabled us to partner with USA Bobsled and Skeleton since 2002.”


Photo provided by Solvay




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