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  1. Pilot Plant, Research Advancements Help Drive Domestic Natural Rubber Project Forward

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/pilot-plant-research-advancements-help-drive-domestic-natural-rubber-project-forward

    a variety of other latex and rubber products. This is nothing new in a town and region historically known ... for rubber manufacturing. What's different about the facility is the source of its natural ... rubber: plants grown in the United States rather than the Southeast Asian trees that currently provide all ...

  2. OARDC, Ford Partner to Test Russian Dandelion Rubber for Car Parts

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/oardc-ford-partner-test-russian-dandelion-rubber-car-parts

    new uses for an alternative source of rubber being developed by scientists at the Ohio ... synthetic rubber used in plastic parts such as cupholders, floor mats and interior trim with natural, ... domestically grown rubber from  Taraxacum kok-saghyz, or TKS-- a plant native to the former Soviet republics ...

  3. Cornish Appointed as Endowed Chair in Bio-based Materials at OARDC

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/cornish-appointed-endowed-chair-bio-based-materials-oardc

    — Katrina Cornish, an internationally recognized expert on alternative natural rubber, has been ... to promote collaborations between public and private universities and industry partners throughout ... she developed while working for 15 years in the area of domestic rubber crop development with the U.S. ...

  4. Kinnamon Joins Ohio State as Industry Liaison Director for Ag Biosciences

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/kinnamon-joins-ohio-state-industry-liaison-director-ag-biosciences

    general management executive and officer with Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company. As vice president of the ... services for the Program of Excellence in Natural Rubber Alternatives (PENRA)-- a national consortium of ... university and private companies focused on developing domestic sources of natural rubber for ...

  5. Lt. Gov. Candidate Padgett Tours ATI, OARDC

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/lt-gov-candidate-padgett-tours-ati-oardc

    biofuels, boost rural economies, produce a domestic source of rubber, combat bird flu and the emerald ash ... Republican gubernatorial primary. A Kent State graduate, a former public school teacher and the former ... and Uzbekistan) as an American-grown source of natural rubber (which the country currently lacks); and ...

  6. Ag Secretary Vilsack: OARDC, Industry Partners Key to 'New Rural America'

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/ag-secretary-vilsack-oardc-industry-partners-key-new-rural-america

    natural rubber during his first visit to the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s ... briefed on a project seeking to develop a natural rubber industry in Ohio that would yield new enterprises ... and jobs. In partnership with leading rubber-products manufactures such as Bridgestone, Cooper Tire ...

  7. Bioproducts Center Links Ag and Polymers to Drive Innovation, Job Creation

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    sources of raw materials that come mostly from abroad, such as rubber. “Specialty chemicals and polymers ... Inc.-- an umbrella organization that supports the state’s polymer, plastics, rubber ... at  http://go.osu.edu/composites). A domestic source of natural rubber: OBIC has been instrumental in ...

  8. Sen. Voinovich Learns About Bio-energy, Climate Change Research at OARDC

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/sen-voinovich-learns-about-bio-energy-climate-change-research-oardc

    natural rubber — all of which currently must be imported into the United States — in Ohio. ... said, holding a string of latex-filled dandelion root and a piece of rubber foam made from the raw ... material. “We are very reliant on foreign-grown rubber in this country, so I say let’s figure ...

  9. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Osage Orange You Glad to See One? (for the Week of Nov. 2, 2008)

    https://news-archive.cfaes.ohio-state.edu/news-release/smart-stuff-twig-walkingstick-osage-orange-you-glad-see-one-week-nov-2-2008-1

    at me-ly, Twig P.S. People use latex to make rubber. They usually get that latex from the Pará rubber ... tree.-- Notes: The Pará rubber tree grows in the tropics. We talked about Osage-orange trees, which ...

  10. Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick: Wet, Wild Fish Sounds (for the Week of July 8, 2007)

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    http://www.fishecology.org/soniferous/sound_demo.htm. Twig P.S. Check out the squidgy wet rubber-shoe sounds of the hot rockin' cool northern ... About this column: "Smart Stuff with Twig Walkingstick," a free public service of The Ohio ...

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