Soccer Ball Uses Arkema Elastomer | June 28, 2010 Issue - Vol. 88 Issue 26 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 88 Issue 26 | p. 22 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 28, 2010

Soccer Ball Uses Arkema Elastomer

Department: Business
Keywords: thermoplastic elastomer, Africa, Arkema
Soccer ball with Arkema elastomer can endure rugged conditions in Africa.
Credit: Arkema
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Soccer ball with Arkema elastomer can endure rugged conditions in Africa.
Credit: Arkema

French chemical firm Arkema’s Pebax Rnew thermoplastic elastomer is being used to make a soccer ball that electronics maker Sony is donating to children in Africa. Arkema’s elastomer consists of block copolymers of nylon 11, made from castor oil, and polyether segments. Arkema says Pebax makes the ball 1.6 times more durable than a conventional soccer ball.

 
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