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29/12/1800 Inventor of the vulcanized rubber

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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  • Essentials 

  • Charles Goodyear 

  • Early life 

  • Marriage and early career 

  • Perfection and Patent of Vulcanization in Springfield, Mass. 

  • Court cases regarding vulcanization 

  • Death and legacy