Teijin leather is hard to explain but as far as I can describe it almost feels like sharkskin you can feel it in top grade Nike mercurial vapor 8 and calf leather is like most leather cleats
Teijin was created in 1918.
The population of Teijin is 2,004.
Teijin's population is 21,000.
Teijin Aramid was created in 1983.
The population of Teijin Aramid is 1,300.
The motto of Teijin Aramid is 'The Power of Aramid'.
Masahiko Inui has written: 'Inui Hakushi Teijin jiken benron' -- subject(s): Trial transcripts, Teijin case, 1934, Pleading, Trials (Bribery)
Made to help you pick up the pace, this lightweight cleat delivers the ultimate cushioning and support for better touch.Soft, supple and ultra-thin Teijin synthetic leather that conforms to your foot shape for comfortStretch synthetic-leather lace cover for increased ball-contact area and asmooth ball-striking surfaceContoured last mirrors foot shape for optimal fitContoured sockliner to reduce cleat pressureLightweight TPU bladed cleats with innovative vapor traction pattern for accelerationFirm-ground (FG) cleats for use on short-grass fields that may be slightly wet, but rarely muddy http://reviews.nike.com/9191/396134/nike-mercurial-glide-fg-mens-soccer-cleat-reviews/reviews.htm
Bioplastics are not a new concept. Henry Ford used soybeans to make a bioplastic body for a car in 1941, and celluloid plastic was manufactured from camphor and acid-dipped cotton almost 80 years earlier. Polylactic acid (PLA) plastics, made from corn, were created from a collaboration in 2000 between Cargill, Inc. and Dow Chemical. Cargill went on to partner with Teijin Ltd., a Japanese plastics manufacturer, to produce corn plastics under the name NatureWorks LLC.
AnswerThis question refers to two different football boots (soccer cleats). When Nike puts out a line of boots, they usually have three "levels." The basic--and cheapest--level of the Mercurial line (currently in its fourth production, hence the newest boots will have a "IV" after the name) is the Mercurial Steam. For about $65, these are made with the cheapest materials and are just fine for growing children or people who are not sure they want to stay with the sport. The next level up is the Mercurial Talaria. These are much better constructed out of Teijin KING-75 synthetic leather and are a much better boot for the money. If you are a mid- to upper-level player who is looking for a really decent boot, I would suggest this one; at about $95 you will get a very good boot that is only 9.6 ounces (whereas boots of comparative price and constuction are usually 10 ounces or more). Additionally, the Mercurial line is one of the few that is constructed completely of blades, not round spikes. This allows for greater speed because you cut into the turf rather than gouging into it.The top-of-line Mercurial Vapors are the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me of football boots--and for $200 they damned well better be. Constructed of supple Teijin microfiber leather, the Vapor weighs in at a mere 8.1 ounces! It has covered lacing and looks incredible. Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United--and arguably THE best player on the planet--wears these.So, ultimately, it comes down to price. If you are a serious player who can appreciate the difference of a couple tenths of an ounce reduction of weight and a construction with an eye for adroit footwork and are willing to fork over $200, definitely go for the Vapors. On the other hand, the Talarias are not a bad compromise because they are still constructed with quality materials and have the same external heel-counter and separated front and back TPU plates for weight reduction as the Vapors. And do not forget to look at how comfortable the boot is. A good boot should fit like a sock (and both the Talarias and Vapors should fit like this right from the box because they will not form to your foot like the leather Adidas adiPUREs) and give you good feel for the ball and the ground at all times. If neither the Talarias or (heavens forbid!) the Vapors fit YOU perfectly, they are not the boot for you....A full article on this question can be found at http://www.soccercleats101.com/2008/12/31/nike-vapor-vs-talaria/
Timeline - Precursors * 1839 - Natural Rubber - method of processing invented by Charles Goodyear * 1843 - Vulcanite - Thomas Hancock * 1843 - Gutta-Percha - William Montgomerie * 1856 - Shellac - Alfred Critchlow, Samuel Peck * 1856 - Bois Durci - Francois Charles Lepag Timeline - Beginning of the Plastic Era with Semi Synthetics * 1839 - Polystyrene or PS discovered - Eduard Simon * 1862 - Parkesine - Alexander Parkes * 1863 - Cellulose Nitrate or Celluloid - John Wesley Hyatt * 1872 - Polyvinyl Chloride or PVC - first created by Eugen Baumann * 1894 - Viscose Rayon - Charles Frederick Cross, Edward John Bevan Timeline - Thermosetting Plastics and Thermoplastics * 1908 - Cellophane - Jacques E. Brandenberger * 1909 - First true plastic Phenol-Formaldehyde tradenamed Bakelite * - Leo Hendrik Baekeland 1926 - Vinyl or PVC - Walter Semon invented a plasticized PVC. * 1927 - Cellulose Acetate * 1933 - Polyvinylidene chloride or Saran also called PVDC - accidentally discovered by Ralph Wiley, a Dow Chemical lab worker. * 1935 - Low-density polyethylene or LDPE - Reginald Gibson and Eric Fawcett * 1936 - Acrylic or Polymethyl Methacrylate * 1937 - Polyurethanes tradenamed Igamid for plastics materials and Perlon for fibers. - Otto Bayer and co-workers discovered and patented the chemistry of polyurethanes * 1938 - Polystyrene made practical * 1938 - Polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE tradenamed Teflon - Roy Plunkett * 1939 - Nylon and Neoprene * considered a replacement for silk and a synthetic rubber respectively Wallace Hume Carothers 1941 - Polyethylene Terephthalate or Pet - Whinfield and Dickson * 1942 - Low Density Polyethylene * 1942 - Unsaturated Polyester also called PET patented by John Rex Whinfield and James Tennant Dickson * 1951 - High-density polyethylene or HDPE tradenamed Marlex - Paul Hogan and Robert Banks * 1951 - Polypropylene or PP - Paul Hogan and Robert Banks * 1953 - Saran Wrap introduced by Dow Chemicals. * 1954 - Styrofoam the trademarked form of polystyrene foam insulation, invented by Ray McIntire for Dow Chemicals * 1964 - Polyimide * 1970 - Thermoplastic Polyester this includes trademarked Dacron, Mylar, Melinex, Teijin, and Tetoron * 1978 - Linear Low Density Polyethylene * 1985 - Liquid Crystal Polymers Refer to: http://inventors.about.com/od/pstartinventions/a/plastics.htm alexander in 1835 alexander parks in 1835