Historical Society (UK).
If your interests extend to the history of plastics check out
Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre (TARRC).
rubber research and elastomer consultancy: www.tarrc.co.uk.
International Rubber Study Group.
For data on today’s
rubber scene check out
The IRSG is the authoritative source of statistical data supplied by
Member Governments and other countries and organizations on
production, consumption and trade in rubber and rubber products within
the world rubber industry. It also provides a forum for the discussion
of matters affecting the supply and demand for both synthetic and
- The Rubber Division of the American
The Rubber Division of the ACS is a
professional organization dedicated to providing educational
programs, technical resources and other vital services for the people
associated with rubber and affiliated industries.
- Polymer Science Learning Centre,
University of southern Mississippi.
This site is meant to supplement high school and college freshman
chemistry classes with the science of macromolecular materials. The
story and science of rubber are used as a vehicle for teaching polymer
principles, and when possible, reinforcing the principles of basic
chemistry as well. It is hoped that the commonplace nature of rubber
and the human stories presented in this website will help make
chemistry more enjoyable for students and more relevant to their daily
- Kevin Jones - a steam railway enthusiast and
For Rubber in steam railways
sells a wide range of traditional made-to-measure raincoats but on her website Lorraine celebrates the cult of the
traditional 'mackintosh' in “Lorraine’s Rainwear Club”. This contains a
vast number of pages relating to every aspect of this ubiquitous
article. The site is tricky to navigate but the link
takes you to rainwear history which includes the complete e-text
of Hancock’s “Personal Narrative”. Work backwards from here through
links in the top right to “chillout room” then “club foyer” and then to
“SHOP” in the bottom left. If you love Mackintoshes you’ll love this
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