TARRC expert goes back to the future

Hanover, Germany – Anybody baulking at current natural rubber prices should spare a thought for their counterparts of around 100 years ago, suggests Dr Stuart Cook, director of research, Tun Abdul Razak Research Centre (TARRC), UK.

stuart-cook-tarrcBack in 1910, just as production of natural rubber in the Amazon peaked at 90,000 tonnes a year, tire makers and other rubber processors had to pay the equivalent of £87 (€103) per kilo for the material, Cook explained in a keynote…

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