Back in the day rubber tires were white because the natural colour of rubber is white. However, in the early 1900s, it was found that the use of carbon black in rubber manufacturing provided more desirable qualities for tire rubber.
The first rubber factory in the world was established near Paris in 1803, the first in England by Thomas Hancock in 1820.
The greatest benefit of rubber trees is the amount of carbon sequestration from the environment the trees provide.
The final landmark in the early history of rubber was the discovery of vulcanization by Charles Goodyear.
At Prescott Instruments, we always support you all the way by supplying a wide range of parts for our own products, and for other rubber testing equipment. Here we introduce to you the all-new long life seals that operate to…
Today more than 90% of the natural rubber supply comes from Southeast Asia.
It has been officially confirmed that polymer banknotes are to enter our lives from 2016. The first polymer note to be produced is on a £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill, followed by a £10 version approximately a year later…