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4/7/2014 | 1 MINUTE READ

SCIGRIP to sponsor World Cup Solar Challenge boat team

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Adhesives specialist SCIGRIP will sponsor the Polish Green Solar Team in the DONG World Cup Solar Power Challenge 2014, taking place in Holland during the summer.

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SCIGRIP (Washington, U.K.), a global supplier of adhesive solutions, has announced that it is sponsoring the Polish Green Solar Team in the DONG World Cup Solar Power Challenge 2014, taking place in Holland in the summer of 2014. Participants must complete the 250-km/155-mile staged course from June 28 to July 5 in highly customised vessels powered only by energy from the sun and driven by solar panels.

SCIGRIP will be supporting the Green Solar Power Team, now renamed the SCIGRIP Solar Boat Team, with technical advice and the supply of high-performance structural MMA structural adhesives throughout the prototyping phase and build process. SCIGRIP repair packs will also be provided to all teams throughout the regatta.

This bi-annual race attracts teams of composite engineers, boatbuilders, designers and technical students from all over the world. As a result, the event is a highly competitive and generates some of the most dynamic boat designs and constructions in terms of lightweight composite development and sustainability.

The SCIGRIP Solar Boat Team won second place in 2008, third place in 2014 and received the Innovation Award for the lightest boat in 2012.

Mark Rogan, European sales and marketing manager, remarks, “It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce our sponsorship of the SCIGRIP Solar Boat Team. This partnership enables us to support, collaborate and deliver the most high-performance structural adhesives to some of Europe’s most skilled and innovative marine developers.”

The build process is already well underway with the construction of the hull now complete and sea trials scheduled over the coming months.

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