I'm sure you've been at least casually following the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.
There have been a lot of exciting moments, Shaun White being my personal favorite, and some great storylines. And once again, tons of rubber.
For starters, two of the industry's most prominent companies are TOP sponsors—Bridgestone Corp. and Dow Chemical Co. The world's largest tire maker has supported U.S. athletes Nathan Chen (figure skating), Erin Jackson (long track speedskating), Elana Meyers Taylor (bobsled), Amy Purdy (para snowboarding), Evan Strong (para snowboarding) and Ashley Wagner (figure skating).
Dow's heat transfer fluids are used in three of the venues used for the ice hockey tournament to help maintain high quality ice. Its polyurethanes also were used to help insulate most of the walls and roofs at the Olympic Village. The company said that the PU structures are 98 percent recyclable.