Latex expert Derek Richard Scott dies

ERJ staff report (BC)

Stroud, UK – The internationally regarded latex consultant Derek Richard Scott died on 16 May 2013 at the age of 81 after a long career in the rubber industry, latterly with his own consultancy.

Scott only retired fully in late 2007. Most of his older colleagues knew him as Derek, though he changed to Richard in later years. He started work as a junior assistant at Dunlop’s general rubber goods division at Manchester in 1948, conducting routine tests on manufactured goods.

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