Earthquake could lead to shortages in rubber

Moore, Miles
October 2009
Rubber & Plastics News;10/19/2009, Vol. 39 Issue 6, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that a catastrophic earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia, has created fears in the rubber industry that natural rubber supplies could grow short, particularly in Standard Indonesian Rubber 20. A 7.6-magnitude earthquake on September 30, 2009, followed by a powerful aftershock the next day, destroyed the town of Padang, and several surrounding towns and villages.


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