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Marlon FS Hard, abrasion resistant glazing, keeps Volvo Ocean Race portable team bases in tip top condition

Almost 2000m2 of Clear 12mm Marlon FS Hard abrasion resistant flat polycarbonate was used to glaze the windows of the portable ‘Team Bases’ for the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race.

The Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 took the participating teams 45,000 nautical miles around the world in 7 months, across four oceans and six continents.

With stops and racing events at 12 host cities including Alicante, Cape Town, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Newport (USA) and Cardiff the Team Bases had to travel around the world and be constructed and inhabited then dismantled and packed up to move onto the next location each time.


  • Abrasion resistant
  • Lightweight
  • Impact resistant

Marlon FS Hard proved itself to be the ideal glazing material. The scratch resistant coating did a great job at keeping the Marlon FS Hard glazing sheets in perfect condition, they looked as good for the final landmark city of The Hague as they did in the opening city of Alicante 9 months earlier, despite being assembled, dismantled and transported on numerous occasions. .

Marlon FS Hard with advanced abrasion resistance is ideal for the toughest glazing environments. Light in weight, but with a superior impact and abrasion resistance, Marlon FS Hard provides uncompromised protection to people and property in a diversity of applications including safety glazing, machine guards, visors, and train windows.