What's inside the World Cup football?

Robinson, Simon
June 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;6/12/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 23, p5
Trade Publication
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.


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