TITLE

What's inside the World Cup football?

AUTHOR(S)
Robinson, Simon
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;6/12/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 23, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article features the World Cup +Teamgeist ball from Adidas, which is being used in the tournament. Chemicals and high-tech polymers have helped to make this the lightest, and most accurate tournament football ever, says Adidas. Instead of the traditional pentagon-and-hexagon design of earlier balls, the new design has fewer seams, which helps footballers hit the ball more accurately. The substrate sits on a glass fiber carcass, which gives the ball its stability and shape.
ACCESSION #
21428401

 

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