Olympic Stadium will be wrapped in eco-friendly UV fabric curtain

The wraps are off one of London Olympic’s big secrets... the design of the �fabric curtain that will encircle the �stadium.

The Wrap, to give it its official name, will comprise of 336 individual panels – each 25m high and 2.5m wide –to help the stadium become the stand-out visual centre piece of the Olympic Park.

It will be eco-friendly right down to the ink colouring which will be UV-curable. It should be completed by next spring and will also mask the arena’s tubular superstructure.

Games organisers LOCOG revealed Dow Chemical Company as the makers and they are meeting the �7m costs.

Using their own resins that need �fewer raw materials to manufacture, Dow’s panels will be much lighter than those made from conventional material and have a lower carbon footprint.


You may also want to watch:


LOCOG chairman Sebastian Coe said the stadium will look spectacular and the wrap is “the icing on the cake.”

Dow’s George Hamilton said: “Our goal is to provide solutions that help make the Olympic Games more sustainable, safer and that will help improve performance.”

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus