Charles Goodyear medalist surprised self with work in tire friction
(From the May 14 issue of Rubber & Plastics News) AKRON — Necessity drove Karl-Alfred Grosch to become an expert on the friction and wear properties of tires. He wanted to buy a house. This year´s Charles Goodyear medalist lived with his wife in a small, expensive apartment in London years ago. They wanted to buy a home in the expanding suburbs of London, and located in one of those towns was what now is the Malaysian Rubber Producers Research Association.