Month: October 2020

History of Rubber: The Rubber Economy 1870 – 1930

Until the middle of the 19th century, the rubber market was limited by the physical properties of natural rubber. After Charles Goodyear’s invention of vulcanisation in 1839, which modified natural rubber to withstand extreme temperature variation, the market for rubber goods widened significantly. Soon, the production of hoses, industrial bands, sheets, shoes and shoe soles […]