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The Production and Consumption of a Soccer Ball

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isaiah lewis

on 11 April 2014

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Transcript of The Production and Consumption of a Soccer Ball

Natural Resources
Some of the main natural resources involved in creating a soccer ball are...
Soccer balls as many other products that are distributed in the U.S are usually made overseas in countries like China, Taiwan, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Even tho the balls are made in different parts of the world the process is similar.
Because most Soccer balls are made overseas they have to be transported by plane to the U.S then by truck or train in order for the balls to reach the hundreds of stores around the country that sell Soccer balls.
Once Soccer balls reach the many stores that are scattered around the U.S and can range from as low as $1 to over $150. The balls usually organized on the shelf's by brand and are priced by brand as well, quality and the size of the ball also play a role in how much the ball will be sold for. Soccer balls can also be bought and sold online threw thousands of websites.
The Production and Consumption of a Soccer Ball

All the tools needed to produce a Soccer ball come from Earth.
1. Crude oil which is extracted from Earth used to make various plastics and Silicon.
2. Natural Latex Rubber that is extracted from plants and is used to make the plates on the ball.
3. Glue that is used to hold together the plates and the rubber on the inside of the ball can be made from different types of resources such as natural rubber, animal bones, fish, starch, and milk protein.
4. Cotton that is used to hold the plates on the ball together come from cotton which is grown in many parts of the world.
1. The surface material is rolled out- usually layers of synthetic filled foam panels are glued together.
2. The lining that is made from multiple sheets of fabric are glue to the cover. The lining goes between the the cover and the bladder to make the shape, feel, and control to the ball. Soccer Balls can have up to 4 layers of lining, the more lining the better the ball.
3. Panels are cut into the exact amount of number needed to make one ball.
4. Holes are punched into each panel and are either hand stitched by many workers or are stitched by a machine.
5. Once the balls have been made, ones that will be used in professional soccer games will go threw many test to insure it has good quality and performance.
Isaiah Lewis
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