Goodyear’s Newest Blimp Takes to the Skies, Protected by DuPont™ Tedlar® Polyvinyl Fluoride (PVF) Film

Goodyear’s Newest Blimp Takes to the Skies, Protected by DuPont™ Tedlar® Polyvinyl Fluoride (PVF) Film

BACKGROUND

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company’s newest blimp, launched in March, 2014, is flying with DuPont™ Tedlar®
film, which protects the exterior of the airship from specific environmental threats – including UV rays, chemicals, and color fading – and also weighs less than envelope materials used on previous blimps.

The new blimp is a state-of-the-art airship that’s larger, faster, and more maneuverable than previous models. In
keeping with Goodyear’s legacy as the world’s leading builder and operator of airships, the new blimp eclipsed 80 miles per hour on one of its early voyages.

Read the full case study to learn why Goodyear chose DuPont™ Tedlar® Polyvinyl Fluoride (PVF) Film.