Bridgestone Ponders Guayule Rubber | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 90 Issue 12 | p. 21 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 19, 2012

Bridgestone Ponders Guayule Rubber

Department: Business
Keywords: natural rubber, tires, guayule
A guayule plant.
Credit: USDA
A guayule plant.
A guayule plant.
Credit: USDA

Tire maker Bridgestone is kicking off a U.S.-based project to study guayule as a source of rubber. Guayule, a shrub native to the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico, produces natural rubber and is considered an alternative to the rubber tree. Bridgestone intends to establish a pilot farm and research center in the U.S. The company hopes to begin trial rubber production in 2015.

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