|[July 15, 2014]
University of Michigan Solar Car Features Avery Dennison Car Wrap for 2014 American Solar Challenge
MENTOR, Ohio --(Business Wire)--
The University of Michigan will go for its fourth victory in the 2014
American Solar Car Challenge with a car wrapped for beauty and
airflow efficiency in Avery Dennison® MPI 1005 Supercast Easy Apply RS™
and DOL 1360 overlaminate, Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced
University of Michigan solar car features Avery Dennison car wrap for 2014 American Solar Challenge. (Photo: Business Wire)
The Avery Dennison wrap film was installed on "Quantum (News - Alert)" by TKO
Graphix of Indianapolis, Indiana. The 2014 American Solar Challenge
begins on July 21 in Austin, Texas and finishes in St. Paul, Minnesota.
"We admire the University of Michigan Solar Car team in its quest for
innovation and a fourth consecutive win at the American Solar
Challenge," said Don Nolan, president, Avery Dennison Materials Group.
"Collaborating with University of Michigan students on a sustainable
energy source like solar fits well with our pursuit to create more
innovative and sustainable products."
Since 2011, Avery Dennison has set five-year targets to make its
products and processes more sustainable, and to make responsible
business practices integral to all activities.
"We're happy to partner again with Avery Dennison for the 2014 American
Solar Challenge," said Pavan Naik, project manager for the University of
Michigan Solar Car Team. "Since we're racing Quantum, our most
aerodynamic and lowest-weight solar car, maintaining the low drag
profile as well as the small mass is important for race success. Thanks
to the Avery Dennison vinyl wrap,we're able to maintain the super
aerodynamic body while keeping Quantum looking flashy."
The University of Michigan Solar Car team won its third American Solar
Car Challenge, in 2012, with Quantum, its eleventh custom-designed solar
car. Quantum is a three-wheeled, 320-pound car that can reach top speeds
of 105 mph.
"We're honored to be part of the University of Michigan Solar Car team's
efforts and participation in the 2014 American Solar Car Challenge,"
said Tom McClelland, vice president of operations at TKO Graphix. "This
is the fourth time we've wrapped a Michigan solar car, and the third
time we've wrapped Quantum. Avery Dennison MPI 1005 Easy Apply RS film
makes the installation around Quantum's curves easy. The technology and
car get more advanced every year."
Avery Dennison MPI 1005 Supercast Easy Apply RS, a digitally printable
pressure-sensitive vinyl that is repositionable and slideable, makes car
wrap application easy. In addition, it features air egress technology,
allowing air bubbles to escape during the installation process.
Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions digital and opaque films are featured
on buildings, in the street and around every corner; helping millions of
brands and businesses identify, promote and inform the world around them.
For more information about the American Solar Challenge, visit http://americansolarchallenge.org/.
Follow the University of Michigan: http://solarcar.engin.umich.edu/.
About Avery Dennison
Avery Dennison (NYSE:AVY) is a global leader in labeling and packaging
materials and solutions. The company's applications and technologies are
an integral part of products used in every major market and industry.
With operations in more than 50 countries and�26,000 employees
worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers with insights and innovations
that help make brands more inspiring and the world more intelligent.
Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company reported sales from
continuing operations of $6.1 billion in 2013.
A segment of Avery Dennison's Materials Group, Avery Dennison Graphics
Solutions provides imaging materials and service solutions for fleet,
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