SAN FRANCISCO, CA (January 31, 2014) -- In a sport where the difference between winning and losing is measured in small fractions of a second, the USA Bobsled & Skeleton Team employed innovative technology to gain a competitive edge throughout the 2013-2014 season, which will culminate next week with the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.
To enhance speed and performance, the national teams are using AERO™ Advanced Paint Technology, a film-based paint currently in use on high performance professional racecars and commercial jetliners. Coupled with The Decal Source’s advanced print capability, the team will enjoy embedded, aerodynamic graphics on all team competition vehicles, including their two-man bobsleds, which were designed and engineered by BMW of North America.
"In our sport, every hundredth of a second counts,” said USBSF CEO Darrin Steele. “We went with AERO paint because it is lighter and more durable than other materials we've used. This allows us to shave fractions of a second over the mile-long course and provide a competitive advantage to our teams."
AERO™ Advanced Paint Technology is a disruptive, green, film-based paint applique system, created and applied without solvents or sprayers, eliminating the fumes and environmental impact of harsh chemicals.
“AERO’s patent pending technology was developed to meet the demands of the aerospace industry and has shown great value in motorsports,” said Jim McGuire, CEO of entrotech, Inc., AERO’s parent company. “We are excited and proud that the USBSF teams representing America in the Winter Olympic Games are taking advantage of the unique benefits of AERO’s high-performance paint technology.”
In addition to its performance benefits, AERO™ Advanced Paint Technology reduces maintenance time versus ordinary paint. The AERO™ film-based paint applique can be applied and stripped in minutes, since it does not require drying. More information on AERO™ Advanced Paint Technology is available at www.rethinkpaint.com.
About the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton Federation
The United States Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, based in Lake Placid, N.Y., is the national governing body for the sports of bobsled and skeleton in the United States. The USBSF would like to thank its sponsors, suppliers and contributors for their support: BMW of North America, Century 21 Real Estate, CEVA Logistics, Under Armour, Kampgrounds of America, Boomerang Carnets, 24 Hour Fitness, KBC Helmets, Eastern European Distribution Company, Azad Watches, Latta USA, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Autism Speaks, Park City Lodging, Inc., EDAS/Ripxx, UberSense, Tesa Tape and Ferris Mfg. Corp. For more information, please visit the USBSF website at http://bobsled.teamusa.org.
About The Decal Source, Inc.
TDS is a small business in Mooresville, NC with a philosophy focused on specialized customer service that enables them to exceed expectations for Fortune 500 companies daily. Their availability, dependability and commitment to every project have placed them in a class of their own.
TDS was founded by Tony Johnson in 1998, and is the largest graphics provider in the NASCAR industry. With more than 20 years of graphics industry experience, innovation, and leadership, Tony's philosophy is simple. "Our team goal is to meet our partners’ expectations on time, every time!"
For more information, please visit the TDS website at http://www.thedecalsource.com/
About entrotech, Inc.
Established in 1999, entrotech is a technology business that designs, develops and commercializes innovative materials used in many of the world’s most advanced products. The company’s focus is on life sciences, data storage, display enhancement and protection, green paint applique films and premium carbon fiber products. With executive offices and laboratories in San Francisco, the company has manufacturing and development facilities in Columbus, Ohio.
For more information, visit entrotech’s website: http://www.entrotech.com.