Materialism
An exploration of the past, present, and future of materials science and engineering.
6 months ago

Episode 22: Vulcanized Rubber

A look into the history of rubber and the vulcanization process from Charles Goodyear's insane dedication to abandoned corporate towns in the jungle.

A look into the history of rubber and the vulcanization process from Charles Goodyear's insane dedication to abandoned corporate towns in the jungle. In Taylor Sparks' absence, Andrew and Jared take the helm and cohost together.

References:

  1. Kohjiya S. Chemistry, manufacture and applications of natural rubber. Elsevier; 2014 Feb 17.

  2. Coran AY. Vulcanization. InScience and technology of rubber 1994 Jan 1 (pp. 339-385). Academic Press.

  3. Fisher HL. Vulcanization of rubber vulcanization of rubber. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry. 1939 Nov;31(11):1381-9.

  4. Grandin G. Fordlandia: the rise and fall of Henry Ford's forgotten jungle city. Macmillan; 2009 Jun 9.

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