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02/11/1931 Dupont introduces synthetic rubber

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How It's Made Synthetic Rubber

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Synthetic Rubber Production in Schkopau (English)

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How It's Made Synthetic Rubber

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Synthetic Rubber Production in Schkopau (English)

Several studies published a year before led in 1931 to one of the first successful synthetic rubbers, known as neoprene, which was developed by DuPont under the direction of E.K. Bolton. Neoprene is highly resistant to heat and chemicals such as oil and gasoline, and is used in fuel hoses and as an insulating material in machinery.
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