It may therefore be said that caoutchouc has been already artificially or synthetically prepared, and the possibility of producing synthetic rubber cheaply on a commercial scale remains the only problem.
The question as to whether synthetic rubber will ever be produced cheaply on a commerical scale is therefore the important one for those who are largely interested in the rubber-planting industry.
During WWII it added the manufacture of synthetic rubber to its economic bow.
This is a hydrophilic synthetic rubber that increases its grip when wet.
Available in two varieties, these synthetic rubber boots are waterproof and perfect for wearing on a brisk, rainy day.