Issue Date: December 4, 2017
World Cup soccer ball goes green
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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