Sports & Outdoors

From football and skiing to the Tour de France, plastics play a role in almost every sport imaginable. Check out recent innovations in plastic sports equipment, and see how plastic sports gear is helping to keep athletes safe.

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Safety Gear

Modern Outdoor Water Safety Gear Made Possible by Plastics

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    X Game Competitors Rely on Plastic Sports Gear The X Games feature death-defying stunts and record-breaking tricks—and plastics once again play a critical role in the sports gear and safety equipment. See How Plastics Help Protect Top Athletes
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    Wearable Airbags: The Next Frontier in Sports Safety Gear Safety gear is essential whether you're gearing up for a motorcycle ride or setting out for the ski slopes. Some sports gear manufacturers are taking safety to the next level: wearable plastic airbags that deploy during a fall or crash. Learn More