Rubber Mirror : Reflections of the Rubber Division's First 100 Years

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-08-04
  • Publisher: Univ of Akron Pr
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The Rubber Division of the American Chemical society was founded to promote the education, professional growth, and betterment of those individuals associated with the rubber and associated industries. In 2009, the 100th anniversary of the division will be marked. Over those ten decades, the elastomeric profession has undergone innovations, improvements, re-tooling, and re-thinking. The Rubber Mirror: Reflections of the Rubber Division's First 100 Years traces the history of the division and details how it became the forum for the many people who ultimately impacted the advances in the rubber industry. Started by twenty-eight rubber chemists in the early 1900s, the Rubber Division has grown substantially. Its story reflects how people of simple backgrounds, working together, have propelled advances in natural and synthetic rubber materials and applications, polymer engineering and manufacturing, thermoplastics research, and chemistry. The Rubber Mirror reveals the heart and spirit of individuals. Their chronicles are primary documents in the history of the Rubber Division.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. xv
In the Beginning
King of the Junglep. 3
Genesisp. 13
Leap of Faithp. 21
Rubber Wars
In the Shadowp. 35
Technically Speakingp. 47
Group Therapyp. 51
Divine Discoveryp. 57
Déjà Vup. 67
Summa Cum Laudep. 80
Critical Commodityp. 91
A Renaissancep. 117
Capital Investmentp. 132
The Countdownp. 146
Metamorphosisp. 159
Nurturing Historyp. 181
Born of Tragedyp. 192
Back Inside the Boxp. 200
Officers of the Rubber Division, 1909-2009p. 213
Editors of Rubber Chemistry and Technology, 1928-2009p. 218
Rubber Division Medalists and Awardsp. 219
Rubber Division Best Paper Awards, 1955-2007p. 231
25-Year Club Meetings and Memento Winners, 1948-2008p. 252
Notesp. 261
Indexp. 275
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