Ideagen's InspectionXpert has successfully broken the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest paper ball.
Made from cardboard, paper, and paper cord, the final ball came in at 576 lb, 9 feet, 8.6 inches tall, and 33 feet around.
Staff at InspectionXpert created the giant ball to bolster its message of reducing paper and inefficiency in the manufacturing inspection process.
Building the ball was live streamed at the International Manufacturing Trade Show (IMTS) in Chicago earlier this year. And, following a stringent review period, it has now been confirmed that the team successfully achieved a new world record.
The giant paper ball did not have any tape or glue, and consisted only of paper products filled using recycled paper from schools across Wake County, North Carolina. The internal structure was made of honeycomb cardboard while the outside of the ball was covered with a net made from brown paper cord. Following the weighing, all of the paper was recycled.