Science: Odorless Rubber

If rubber had no odor, it might find profitable uses in milk cans, beer vats and food containers. Last week from London came news that two chemists of the Rubber Growers' Association had located and practically eliminated rubber's inherent smell.

In "wild" rubber (collected from virgin forests), putrefaction produces a disgusting smell. But most U. S. rubber comes from man-arranged plantations. Plantation rubber gets its smell from the sulphur or nitrogenous accelerators required to cure the rubber for commercial use. The Rubber Growers' chemists, H. P. Stevens and E. J. Parry, have...

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