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Happy New Year

We wish you a Happy New Year
 from all of the Prescott Instruments team. We have an exciting year ahead, and are pleased to announce that we will be attending the following shows during the New Year 2017: India Rubber Expo 2017 in Chennai, find us at stall number B37C, 19th to 21st January Tire […]

How well do you know rubber?

Without a doubt, rubber is a fundamental part of our lives, whether it is on the soles of our shoes or on the wheels of our cars. But how much do you really know about it? To get things started, there are two main forms of rubber which are natural and synthetic. But where do […]

Introduction to Rheology

What is Rheology? Rheology is simply the study of flow which is measured using a Rheometer. What is a Rheometer? A Rheometer is a laboratory device used for rubber testing. What is a Rheometer used for? A Rheometer is used to measure the way in which a liquid, suspension or slurry flows in response to […]

Fun Fact #8

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.

Fun Fact #7

The first rubber factory in the world was established near Paris in 1803, the first in England by Thomas Hancock in 1820.

Fun Fact #6

The greatest benefit of rubber trees is the amount of carbon sequestration from the environment the trees provide.

Rubber Money

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 which is planned to display Jane Austen. The Bank of England’s Executive Director for Banking […]

Fun Fact #3

In England, Joseph Priestley, best known for his discovery of oxygen, noted that pencil marks could be “rubbed out” by the substance. From this early use, rubber derived its name.