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29/12/1800 Inventor of the vulcanized rubber

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Unlocking the Greatest Industrial Secret of the Nineteenth Century (2002)

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Rubber ~ Charles Goodyear & Fritz Hofmann

American self-taught chemist Charles Goodyear was born. When searching for a more stable rubber, he invented the process of vulcanisation. His new rubber was immediately s adopted to multiple applications, for example for manufacturing tires or footwear. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is named after him.
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