Inside and out
By: Holly McArthur
There are 3 parts to a Racket
The Frame Materials
Metals mix together to make this
racket strong but light!
Its natural resource is
Bauxite is mined
in Australia and
Bauxite into Aluminum
Is mainly produced in
Canada produces a
bit of Graphite (2%)
Graphite is cheap
since there is lots of it
Can be made
Is also used in lead
Is manufactured in
Japan and Russia
Is used in aerospace
Can be made
wherever sand is
Is mostly made in
China and the US
Is the 2nd most
common element in
the earth crust
Helps make other
Grip Material - Polyurethane
Is made of isocyanate and polyol
Polyol is made of vegetable oil (which is
made of plant, a renewable resource)
Isocyanate is made of petroleum and
Petroleum is manufactured in Saudi
Arabia, Russia, US
String Material - Nylon
Is made of hexamethylene diamine and
Hexamethylene diamine is made of natural
gas and petroleum
Main producers of natural gas- Russia,
Adipic acid is made of petroleum which is
found in Saudi Arabia, Russia, US mainly
• You should take care of your rackets since
they are made of nonrenewable resources
• Once our resources are used up, we might
not have any more badminton rackets, or
as good as they are now
• But it’s up to you, do you want to play
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Special thanks to Tony McArthur for photographs of Aluminum and Nylon on
slides 5 and 10.