Materials for Sporting Goods
The demands of the sporting goods industry require the use of consistent, high performing yet cost effective materials. DuPont offers a wide range of materials — resins, fibers and coatings — suitable for these demanding applications.
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Surlyn® resin has great moldability, high cut resistance and great resilience, making it a great candidate for golf ball covers, bowling pin covers, body boards, snowshoes and other winter sports articles. DuPont™ HPF ionomer golf ball resins are melt processable, have high compression and resilience and are well suited for cores and mantels.
DuPont performance polymers such as Delrin® acetal resin, Hytel® thermoplastic elastomer and Zytel® nylon resin are light weight, have high strength and exhibit other high performance properties – traits necessary for snow shoe bindings, in-line skates, and buckles & straps for various outdoor activities.
Footwear can benefit from midsoles molded from foam containing Elvax® ethylene vinyl acetate coploymer resin. Skis and snowboards travel faster when using a coating of Zardoz® NotWax® fluoropolymer coating. And Kevlar® aramid fiber is used in sporting good components ranging from bicycle helmets, motorcycle clothing, sailing/boating hulls, hiking boots and racquet components to baseball gloves & catchers’ masks, canoe and kayak hulls, auto racing bodies & harnesses and skis/skiboots.
As an innovation catalyst in golf ball technology, DuPont partnered with Nike Golf for a transformational golf ball core that adds distance, straightens shots and improves control, according to Nike test results.
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DuPont™ Surlyn® ionomer resins are used as a material in the golf ball cover and mantle of balls from nearly all major ball makers.
DuPont™ Surlyn® extrusion resin provides toughness, durability, and abrasion and chemical resistance for demanding applications, including shock tubes for mining and construction to snowshoes and wake/bodyboards.
The DuPont™ Elvax® Industrial EVA resin portfolio consists of a range of ethylene vinyl acetate polymers that are used in a vast array of industrial applications.
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