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  1. Measuring Dandelion Rubber Quality (Video)

    Aug 9, 2017

    How far do you think dandelion rubber can stretch?  Dr. Katrina Cornish has a way to measure their quality. 

     

     

    Measuring Dandelion Rubber Quality from ATI Online on Vimeo.

     

  2. Guayule: Manufacturing Latex Products (Video)

    Aug 9, 2017

    From balloons to surgical gloves, Cornish Lab Group has been developing in-house guayule rubber products.  Watch this video for more information about the latex rubber dipping process at OARDC.

     

     

  3. Rubber Dandelion: Manufacturing Solid Rubber Products (Video)

    Aug 9, 2017

    Have you ever wondered how Dr. Katrina Cornish and her team turn raw rubber into solid rubber products?  Watch this video to learn more.

     

     

  4. Rubber Dandelion: Rubber Extraction from Field Crops (Video)

    Aug 9, 2017

    Take a virtual tour through the processing plant at OARDC as Dr. Katrina Cornish explains the rubber extraction process after roots have been harvested from the field.

     

     

  5. Rubber Dandelion: Quantification (Video)

    Aug 9, 2017

    Join Dr. Katrina Cornish as she discusses the steps necessary to harvest and measure rubber from dandelions.

     

     

    Rubber Dandelion: Quantification from ATI Online on Vimeo.

     

  6. Rubber Dandelion Tissue Culture Lab: Making More of a Good Thing (Video)

    Aug 9, 2017

    Take a sneak peek into the tissue culture lab at OARDC as she demonstrates her team's process of selecting ideal dandelion specimens.

     

  7. Rubber Dandelion: Germplasm Improvement and Crop Domestication (Video)

    Aug 9, 2017

    Cornish Lab Group researchers are working to make rubber dandelion a sustainable domesticated crop in Ohio and throughout the United States.  Watch this video to learn how.

     

     

  8. Rubber Dandelion Overview and Background of Natural Rubber (Video)

    Aug 9, 2017

    Dr. Katrina Cornish presents an overview of the rubber dandelion project and explains the importance of natural rubber worldwide.

     

     

     

  9. GM Commits to 'Green' Natural Rubber for Millions of Tires

    Jul 20, 2017

    General Motors said it will commit to buying sustainable natural rubber for the 49 million tires it buys annually, an initiative aimed at helping small rubber farmers while protecting company profits by ensuring the material’s long-term availability.  Click here to read the article.

  10. Natural Rubber- US Centric Industrial Crop Innovation for BioEconomy Growth

    May 31, 2017

    The US can support rubber/energy crops the size of corn or soybean with hundreds of thousands of new jobs, and the need is pressing, because world rubber demand is expected to grow from 12 million tons in 2014 to 30 million tons by 2030.  Click here to see Dr. Cornish's illuminating overview of the alternatives at ABLC 2017 in Washington.

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