Those of us who work closely to the modern rubber industry and all its technological brilliance may forget that rubber has a dark and violent history. The stories have been told in various forms in the past, and have come up again as the subject of a BBC story and podcast.
Some of the silicone industry's best ambassadors can be found in unlikely places: Playgrounds, school car pool lanes and grocery store check out lines. That's because few understand how important silicone products are to everyday life like parents.
My car got a flat tire this past Sunday and I suspect my initial reaction was different than most anyone facing the same situation. Believe it or not, the first thing that came to mind was this: "Wow. The TREAD Act worked perfectly for me."
Twice this month, Duke University's Zion Williamson has proven that he is far from your typical college basketball player. While neither of those incidents had much to do with his statistics, they both involved rubber.
Have you ever come upon a product that you wish you had known about earlier? That's was my feeling when I received my Stabil-Icers Walk-brand shoe attachment designed to make walking in wintry conditions safer.