A renowned chemist and author, the late Ralph Wolf, in an
article in the October 1964 edition of Rubber World had rightly
said Civilization as we know it today is wholly dependent
According to him, rubber is a material of
varied uses. It is indispensable in transportation, in communication, in
providing us with light and power, in cushioning our bodies, in games and in
many more uses in modern lives.
The production of rubber and products made of rubber is a large and diverse
industry. Rubber industry is an important resource based industry sector in
the world. It has witnessed a steady and strong growth over the years.
Because of the wide application of rubber in both tires and non-tire
applications, the present scenario as well as the future of the rubber
industry is tied to the global economy. Lets take a broader look at the
rubber industry under the following heads: