Science: Synthetic Rubber

Many people know that most of Germany's army trucks, armored cars, gun carriages and motorcycles roll on synthetic rubber. Fewer people are aware that throughout U. S. industry for some time synthetic rubbers-;expensive but highly resistant to oil, acid, sunlight, water-;have been doing many small jobs better than natural rubber can do them. Last week in the U. S. synthetic rubber made news on both these fronts when Standard Oil Co.

of New Jersey announced it was ready to make "buty rubber; B. F. Goodrich Co.

announced it would make tires of a new...

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