Rubber was in great demand during World War 1 for multiple purposes, which led to the mass development of synthetic rubber.
Synthetic rubber had first been developed in 1909 by a team of German scientists at the Bayer laboratory in Elberfeld, led by Fritz Hofmann, who succeeded in polymerising... Read More
Rubber is an incredibly common and versatile material, used for making many items such as elastic bands, footwear, swimming caps and hoses. Indeed, half of all rubber produced goes towards making vehicle tyres. As such a vital material, how is rubber made and where does it come from?
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