Russell Athletic shoulder pad system made with same high-performance carbon fiber as 787 Dreamliner
August 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Russell Brands LLC announced that they are working together to incorporate excess carbon fiber from 787 Dreamliner production in Russell Athletic protective athletic gear.
The companies will expand an initial collaboration that puts 787 carbon fiber into Russell Athletic's new CarbonTek football shoulder pad system. Boeing and Russell Athletic see significant benefits in using aerospace-grade carbon fiber because the carbon filaments provide a high strength-to-weight ratio and greater durability.
Boeing recently launched the latest video - High Speed Test Lab - in its Innovation series highlighting the company's ingenuity and passion for developing innovations that help solve difficult, real-world problems.