Bio-EPDM rubber in official World Cup 2018 football

600 adidas Arlanxeo footballARPR027aMaastricht, The Netherlands –  A bio-based EPDM rubber will feature in the official ‘soccer’ ball for the World Cup 2018, supplier of the material Arlanxeo has announced.

The Lanxess/Saudi Aramco JV said its Keltan Eco is being used in a sponge rubber layer underneath the outer cover of the Adidas ‘Telstar 18’ tournament ball.

The synthetic rubber “serves as a mouldable cushion for the ball and supports optimal bounce characteristics during games,” explained a 23 Nov…

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