Dow reveals construction innovations at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

August 3, 2021


The Dow has made a significant contribution to supporting efforts to achieve the efficiency, safety and sustainability of the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement.

As the Official Carbon Reduction Partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) company Dow has offered a range of advanced, world-class, sustainable products that enable Dow It can improve the Olympics experience for hosts, athletes and fans around the world on and off the stadium. including in everyday life For a behind-the-scenes look at this year’s Tokyo Olympics innovation and expertise of Dow Contributes significantly to supporting efforts to increase the efficiency, safety and sustainability of the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement. to be in line with the International Olympic Committee’s Sustainable Development Strategy (IOC)

Global sporting events such as the Olympics have significant carbon footprint. both from the construction of permanent and temporary infrastructure various operations and travel of athletes, spectators and media to the competition It is the responsibility of the organizing committee to measure the source of greenhouse gas emissions under the team’s mandate. and reduce these emissions as much as possible. and formulate strategies to balance the inevitable emissions through efforts to foster a healthy environment elsewhere so that the net carbon impact of competitive activities is zero. This represents a commitment to reducing carbon footprint and efforts to make the Games no net increase in atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions from Olympic operations.

For this reason, Dow We are committed to using our expertise in materials science and proactive strategies to drive sustainable decisions. and help create positive energy including a legacy that will stay with society forever for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 what is inheritance Combining the old and the new into one by proving that taking advantage of the latest technology Enhances the efficiency and sustainability of the Tokyo cityscape. 2020 with new buildings including various districts in Tokyo since the year 1964 It has been renovated with advanced building technology. to help older buildings 50 More and more years of age

Dow technology It’s behind many places. both new and existing To help protect, seal, connect, coat, protect and deliver the long-term sustainability of buildings after the closing ceremony. More than half of all Olympic venues 43 Location is the original location that already exists. Allows to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide approx. 80,000 Tons and among the existing buildings 9 The latter has been renovated by bringing various technologies of Dow used to enhance the efficiency and beauty of the building facade, exterior and electrical systems. Dow Some of the parts that have been used include

  • DOWANOL™ Glycol ether (Glycol Ethers) used in water as a solvent Therefore, there are low levels of volatile organic compounds. Reduces damage from moisture, cracking and corrosion. to keep the place looking new
  • ELASTENE ™ Elastomer (Elastomeric) Protects exterior walls with excellent dirt and water resistance.
  • Acrylic Polymer PRIMAL™ of Dow serves to protect the interior walls. Provides long-term durability and excellent adhesion.
  • Dow AXELERON ™ It is a compound used in the insulating layer in telecommunication cables. Provides the most efficient and reliable stadium transmission speeds and signals. Reduce the risk of signal failure. AXELERON ™ together with ENGAGE™ polyolefin elastomer (Polyolefin Elastomers) To make an insulating layer for longer low and medium voltage cables. 45 kilometers to help deliver stable power throughout the building.
  • DOWSIL™ SE 797 Silicone sealant used in roofs and corridors linking international broadcasting centers to major news centers. It makes the glass front look sleek without the metal frame. Silicone sealant offers excellent adhesion and weather protection. It also helps absorb and mitigate movement between structural elements. This is to prevent cracking that could result from the high temperatures in Tokyo’s summer.
  • VORACOR™ polyurethane Dow It is used to make surfboards. Because it can be molded into a wide variety and light weight. low density But with high strength, it can also be easily molded and durable.
  • Elastomer Technology VERSIFY™ was chosen by Toppan Printing used in the production of polyolefin fibers Which is used to make various temporary signs. All plastic parts are only polyolefins for easy recycling. when the competition ends Dow and Toppan It intends to collect these labels for further transformation into different products and to process them into plastic pellets for reuse. or mixed with scrap wood to produce materials that can be used to make benches, floors, etc.

Olympic Games Venue Shows Japan’s proud heritage. both the legacy of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and the bright future of Tokyo’s urban development Although the Olympic Games are still called Tokyo. 2020 will be postponed to July 2564 But the focus is on creating an unmatched Olympic experience. For sports fans and athletes to continue Renovation of various venues for the Tokyo Games 2020 which consists of all locations 43 including a new permanent construction building 8 existing place 25 and other temporary places 10 which was redesigned to meet the demands of city dwellers and residents of the next decade. It will help build the history of Japan in the future.

Nicolletta Piccorovazi Director of Technology and Sustainability and Dow sports and Olympic solutions. said, “The cooperation we have with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) It’s just one example of a revolutionary collaboration that combines the power of science with sport. To encourage the adoption of cutting-edge technology to create a good environment for future generations. We regard the Olympic Games as trade show One of our largest and most powerful jobs. which is one way we can communicate with customers This is a great opportunity for customers to experience the solution and see the solution. Dow directly exhibited in various competitive games through the facility including equipment and apparel for athletes.”

Dow It has a long history with the world of sports. At the Olympic Games 1980 It’s the first year Dow began to provide materials and equipment to the venue of the competition and during 40 Over the years this alliance has evolved and grown from strength to strength. 2010 Dow It has become the official chemical company of the Olympic Games. and is part of the project The Olympic Partners (TOP) and in the year 2017 After a successful carbon partnership with the Sochi and Rio de Janeiro Olympic Organizing Committees (Sochi and Rio Organizing Committees) The International Olympic Committee has appointed Dow Become an Official Carbon Reduction Partner

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Dow (DOW) is a leading global material science company that develops and manufactures a wide range of materials through scientific processes. with a commitment to innovation excellence attention to customers Recognizes a diverse workforce and places the greatest emphasis on sustainability in the world. Dow’s portfolio of scientific products and solutions includes: different types of plastic Industrial Chemicals, Coatings and Silicones, with a focus on differentiating customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, construction and consumer goods manufacturing, Dow currently has 109 manufacturing bases in 31 countries. It employs approximately 36,500 people, with sales of approximately $43 billion in 2019. You can find more information about Dow at or follow Facebook.



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