Molten to Supply the Official Game Ball Designed Exclusively for the FIBA EuroBasket 2022

Molten to Supply the Official Game Ball Designed Exclusively for the FIBA EuroBasket 2022

Molten to Supply the Official Game Ball Designed Exclusively for the FIBA EuroBasket 2022

Molten Corporation (Headquarters: Nishi-ku, Hiroshima City, Japan; President and CEO: Kiyo Tamiaki), a manufacturer of competition quality sports balls and equipment, will provide the official game ball with an exclusive tournament design for the FIBA EuroBasket 2022, co-hosted by four countries of Czech Republic, Georgia, Germany and Italy, taking place from September 1 to 18, 2022.

The official game ball was jointly designed by FIBA and Molten based on the BG5000, which has been used in FIBA international games since August 2019. The special design embodies the games' concept of "Transmitting Basketball to the World."

Molten will continue to develop and provide products with sophisticated design and superb functionality for the entire basketball community and continue efforts to realize its commitment to the brand statement, “For the real game.”

Product Features

1. Exclusive Ball Design for the FIBA EuroBasket 2022

The ball pattern is made up of 10 different digital icons to express how the emotion and the fans excitement is spread around the world as digital contents. Also, printing the main design elements in gold is a new attempt that will enhance the luxurious feel of BG5000 and highlight the exclusive design. The replica model B7G2001-E2G expresses the above concept in full-color.

2. Improved control

2-1. Less Slippery

New surface texture helps give an ideal grip even in contact with sweat or moisture. Branded logos also give a tackier grip than transfer printing method used in prior model. Printed proportion was reduced by 25% which also contributed to giving a better grip.*
*Compared to Molten’s previous balls

2-2. Improved grip performance

Foam concentration increased by 35% and EVA foam backing layer has been newly applied, making the ball softer and easier to control.*
*Compared to Molten’s previous balls

3. Authentic Texture

BG5000 takes full advantage of the natural leather properties to ensure better texture. All lettering design on the BG5000 is branded into the ball to offer an authentic look to the natural leather basketball.

Product Overview

FIBA EuroBasket 2022 official game ball movie

Official Tournament Website

About Molten

Molten, a manufacturer of balls and sports equipment, has been making and marketing basketballs, handballs, soccer balls, and volleyballs, of uncompromising quality since 1958. Molten continues to raise global standards, supplying the official game balls and sports equipment for major leagues, teams and international tournaments around the world.
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For the real game

Molten's brand statement, "For the real game", encapsulates what we hope to accomplish through our products and activities. It is our conviction that the real game happens only when impeccable balls and sports equipment enable athletes to realize their full potential and maximize performance.