Palram: Contract to supply roofing of the main Olympic Stadium

Israeli thermoplastic sheet manufacturer Palram has won a contract to supply the roofing of the main Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece. The 24,000 sq metre roof will be constructed from 12mm-thick hard-coated polycarbonate sheet. The 90,000-seat stadium is being constructed in time for this year’s Olympic Games, which take place from 13 to 29 August. Palram said the Palsun UV2 Solar Olympic panels were specially developed for the stadium. The roof will reflect more than 50% of solar heat energy – an important consideration, the company said, for events taking place under the hot Greek sun. The sheets will be manufactured at Palram’s northern UK facility at Doncaster. Production will begin this month. Palram has three other manufacturing sites in Israel, the US and China. The company employs 550 staff worldwide and expected its 2003 sales to reach Euro 110m.

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