SciGrip signs on as solar-boat race team sponsor

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SciGrip, a global supplier of smart adhesive solutions, said it is sponsoring the Polish Green Solar Team in the Dong World Cup Solar Power Challenge 2014, which will take place this summer in Holland.

Participants must complete the 150-mile staged course from June 28 to July 5 in highly customized vessels powered only by energy from the sun and driven by solar panels.

SciGrip is 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 biannual race attracts teams of composite engineers, boatbuilders, designers and technical students from all over the world. As a result, the event is highly competitive and generates some of the most dynamic boat designs using sustainable, lightweight composite materials.

The SciGrip solar boat team has asserted itself as a serious contender in the competition and is hoping to build on previous accomplishments, including finishing second in 2008 and receiving the Innovation Award for the lightest boat in 2012.

"It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce our sponsorship of the SciGrip Solar Boat Team," North American sales and marketing director Karen Brock Amoah said in a statement. "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 under way with the construction of the hull now complete and sea trials scheduled during the coming months.

To follow the SciGrip solar boat team's progress in the buildup and during the race, please visit www.dongenergysolarchallenge.com or follow SciGrip at www.linkedin.com/company/scigrip-smarter-adhesives-solution.

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