E. Sports News

Adidas made a running shoe that’s fully recyclable

ADIDAS is strengthening its commitment to tackling plastic waste with the reveal of Futurecraft.Loop – a 100% recyclable performance running shoe. Together with Parley for the Oceans, in 2015 adidas introduced the first performance footwear concept with an upper made entirely of yarns and filaments reclaimed and recycled from marine plastic waste and illegal deep-sea… Read more »

Reebok goes green

Fashion goes green with these minimalist plant based shoes SNEAKER aficionados are used to choosing between high tops and low tops, laces and Velcro. But how about a sneaker with a sole made from corn? Reebok is planning to unveil a completely compostable sneaker designed to not cause harm to the environment when it’s created,… Read more »

Nike kit made with recycled plastic

YOU may know that 75% of all Nike shoes and apparel now contain some recycled material. You may also know that Nike has diverted nearly 5 billion plastic bottles from landfills since 2012. But did you know that at least 12 of those bottles form the backbone for every one of Nike’s federation kits —… Read more »

A safer ride

Better protection for the horse, making the jobs of farriers a little easier By ERIN PUSTAY BEAVEN, online content editor for Rubber & Plastics News CONTINENTAL knows a thing or two about traction, grip and vibration control. And one of its latest innovations, the direct result of collaboration with German firm Turfcord GmbH, is helping… Read more »

Lanxess supports young eMotorsports Cologne racing team

LANXESS has decided to become a premium sponsor of the young eMotorsports Cologne team from TH Köln – University of Applied Sciences and support Formula Student – a design competition with more than 900 universities worldwide. This future has already begun for Formula Student: since 2009, the team of 35 students from eMotorsports Cologne has… Read more »

Going through hell to get to heaven

CFRTP composites from Covestro make mountain bikes safer LIGHTWEIGHT, highly resilient and ideally also attractive to look at: These are the demands that enthusiastic cyclists make on the components of their bikes today. The challenge: the synthetic resin-carbon fibre composites that are in great demand in this scene may be light and chic – but… Read more »

Advanced polyurethane materials for perfect flight

adidas ‘Telstar 18’ is the most advanced World Cup ball to date ALL eyes were again on the ball when 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia kicked off on 14 June. The ‘Telstar 18’ proudly continues the series of Official World Cup Balls adidas has produced since 1970, when the original Telstar with its iconic 32… Read more »

Dunlop and BASF unleash the performance within tennis rackets

BASF’s Infinergy results in higher ball rebound with faster ball response MODERN day tennis players tend to play with more spin and as a result, hit the ball out of the top of the racket rather than the center. The disadvantage of this is players swing with more force to generate more power and spin…. Read more »

Dow insulation at Olympic Winter Games

Make housing comfortable and energy efficient A RANGE of high-performance technology solutions powered by The Dow Chemical Company were used in several venues at the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. These included modular houses and the Olympic village. Dow’s solutions were applied to help reduce energy usage while making accommodations… Read more »

Carbon dioxide for the production of sports floorings

Premiere for new product at hockey field in Germany FOR the first time, synthetic sports floorings can be produced with carbon dioxide – which means less crude oil is needed as a raw material. The world’s first subfloor of this kind has now been opened in the hockey facility of a renowned sports club in… Read more »