Presentation on theme: "By: Cyrille Ballet MEEN 3344. The first ever soccer ball in history was invented by ancient civilizations, 3000 years ago. The Chinese, Aztec and Maya."— Presentation transcript:
By: Cyrille Ballet MEEN 3344
The first ever soccer ball in history was invented by ancient civilizations, 3000 years ago. The Chinese, Aztec and Maya Indians, and Egyptians each had their own contributions to the first soccer ball in history.
Tradition, the material for the outer cover is made of pure leather. But material, to protect the ball from damages like scuffs and scratches. It also made the ball playable even on wet weather. The outer cover of modern soccer balls are made of synthetic leather for enhanced water resistance. Synthetic leather (coated with polyurethane) is the material for soccer balls used at professional and to leather has poor water resistance and gets heavy in wet playing conditions. In the 1970s, soccer ball manufacturers began coating leather with polyurethane, a synthetic p-flight level because it has the best feel for the ball.
Professional soccer balls, such as the ones used in the World Cup, have inner linings made of multiple layers. Often, they have four layers of polyester and cotton. Cotton gives softness to the ball while polyester makes it durable and responsive.
The inner bladder of a soccer ball can be made from either natural or synthetic rubber that is gendy heated and forced into a mold.
Soccer is the world’s most popular sport, and ball manufactures are vying to create new sensations in soccer equipment. A design firm named AGENT has revealed its hi-tech and unique soccer ball concept. Called the CTRUS, the hybrid ball will not only be transparent, but it will also be embedded with GPS and Radio- frequency Identification (RFID) tracking technology in order to help game officials to more accurately judge the matches.AGENT