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  1. Analysis of Natural Rubber Latex Films

    Nov 1, 2014

    There are at least 40,000 commercial products made from natural rubber. The primary source of commercially available natural rubber latex is from the Brazilian rubber tree. Click here to read more.

  2. Natural Rubber from Dandelions (Video)

    May 16, 2014

    Katrina Cornish, Ohio research scholar and endowed chair in Bio-Based Emergent Materials in the Department of Horticulture and Crop Science at The Ohio State University, talks about the importance of natural rubber and how a specific type of dandelion is being used as a source.

     

     

  3. Bio Fuel & Materials (Video)

    Jan 21, 2013

    Speaker: Dr. Katrina Cornish, Ohio Research Scholar, The Ohio State University - Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center (OARDC).

     

     

     

  4. Dandelions into Rubber for Tires (Video)

    Sep 20, 2012

    Researchers at OARDC have come up with a way to use dandelions to make rubber.

     

  5. Buckeye Gold (Video)

    Aug 15, 2012

    Natural Rubber comes from one source, the Brazilian Rubber Tree grown in Southeast Asia. These natural rubber supplies are becoming increasingly unstable. The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, is researching the Russian Dandelion as the new American source of natural rubber.

     

  6. Dandelions in Tomorrow's Automobiles (Video)

    May 25, 2012

    Ford is working closely with The Ohio State University to create a synthetic rubber for automobiles using dandelion sap.

     

  7. In Your House, In Your Car: OARDC Boosts Development of New Bioproducts (Video)

    Jan 25, 2012

    In collaboration with the Third Frontier-funded Ohio BioProducts Innovation Center (OBIC), the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center is partnering with industry to develop the next generation of bio-based industrial materials that will go into the manufacturing of homes and vehicles—not to mention new Ohio businesses and jobs.

     

     

     

  8. Rain Gardens and Dandelions: Innovative Research at OARDC (Video)

    Jul 21, 2011

    Rain gardens and roadways, a natural solution to ground water pollution, and dandelions racing toward a new sustainable, tire rubber source.

     

     

  9. Dandelion Rubber (Video)

    Apr 28, 2008

    Local, Renewable, Strategic: OARDC develops Ohio-grown source of rubber, ethanol.

     

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