THE STORY OF SYNTHETIC RUBBER
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The Story of Synthetic Rubber MOST of our natural rubber comes from plantations in Malaya and until the beginning of the last war it was enough to supply most of the world's needs.
Germany, however, had suffered from a shortage of natural rubber when cut off from overseas sources of supply in the First World War and had set her chemists to work to produce a synthetic type. They had some success and by the end of the war were producing about 15o tons a month, but the tyres made from this rubber proved unsatisfactory.