What is the link between the Tour de France and chlor-alkali?


When the world-class cyclists start the Tour de France, their helmets are made of polycarbonate that uses chlor-alkali chemistry. Polycarbonate is a strong material that can maintain its toughness even in high temperatures. Their bicycle frames, tyres and saddles are also made from chlorine-derived materials and many of their cycling shoes will contain polyurethane, an important chlor-alkali material that provides comfort and support in all types of terrain. Read more here.