Plastics in Sport

FIFA Recycling

Since 2015, recycling has been fully incorporated into the operations of the FIFA World Cup (Photo: FIFA)

FIFA says it is commitment to staging a World Cup in 2018 that has a positive impact on people, the economy and the environment Read more

World Cup 2018


The new X18+ boots from adidas will be worn by some of football's leading lights. (Image: adidas)

The latest lightweight football boots unveiled by adidas have been chosen by some of football’s biggest stars for the 2018 World Cup. Read more

World Cup 2018

SIS Pitches

SIS Pitches has provided a plastic-natural hybrid pitch for six of the world cup venues (Image: SIS Pitches)

SIS Pitches, a manufactuerer of sports playing surfaces based in Cumbria, has installed six of the 12 pitches for the 2018 World Cup. Read more

World Cup 2018

Adidas Parley

Pre-match jerseys for some teams were made using waste plastic from the ocean. Photo: Adidas

Ahead of the official start of the World Cup tournament today (June 14), a number of teams have played pre-match games in jerseys made from recycled ocean waste. Read more

World Cup 2018


Veronica Axelsson

Sticks for the winter ball sport bandy are lighter and stronger thanks to use of Inxide's TeXtreme composite. Read more


Olympic construction from Evonik uses Plexiglas in naturally lit entrance hall. Read more

Industry News

An EPDM rubber produced using biobased ethylene extracted from sugarcane will be used by Adidas to manufacture the footballs for the 2018 World Cup. Read more

World Cup 2018

A flip sports cap closure by RPC sticks at 180 degrees when open, and retains the tamper proof seal preventing waste. Read more

Industry News

TJ Composites has teamed with Custom Composites to help him break into the competitive kayak building market. Read more


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Sunderland AFC, Faulkners

Sunderland AFC are adding a community sports facility to the Stadium of Light on Wearside, with a PVC fabric roof over the six storey 'Beacon of Light’ created by J & J Carter. Read more

Industry News

From flame-retardants and flooring to faster turf – plastics are playing an Olympic part in the Rio 2016 Games. Here, BP&R looks at how polymers have been used in preparation for the world’s foremost sporting event. Read more

, Materials

Today marks the commencement of the UEFA Euro 2016 football championship in France, with 24 teams competing to take home the glorious trophy. Read more


Sports goods manufacturer, Prince, has chosen TeXtreme Spread Tow reinforcements for use in its new collection of tennis racquets. Read more