World Cup soccer ball goes green | December 4, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 48 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 95 Issue 48 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: December 4, 2017

World Cup soccer ball goes green

Department: Business
Keywords: Biobased materials, soccer ball, ethylene propylene rubber, Arlanxeo
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Adidas's World Cup soccer ball gets its bounce from biobased ethylene-propylene rubber.
Credit: Arlanxeo
A picture of a soccer ball.
 
Adidas's World Cup soccer ball gets its bounce from biobased ethylene-propylene rubber.
Credit: Arlanxeo

Adidas is using a partially biobased ethylene-propylene rubber to give the soccer ball it is making for the 2018 World Cup competition both a performance and environmental edge. Arlanxeo, a joint venture of Lanxess and Saudi Aramco, will supply the rubber, made with sugarcane-derived ethylene. The partners say their Keltan Eco rubber has just the right elasticity and resilience for the games, set to take place in Russia starting in June.

 
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