Natural rubber shortage: What, me worry?

Aug. 21, 2011

With fill rates pretty decent for the first time this year, talk about a natural rubber shortage seems unimportant.

However, you can bet tire companies are concerned. As demand picks up globally down the road, tire dealers, too, might start feeling the effects.

Natural rubber is not produced in the United States. But the U.S. and rubber-producing countires such as India are aggressively looking for solutions to the problem.

Modern Tire Dealer Editor Bob Ulrich looks at what is being done in his latest blog, "Natural rubber: Shortages will hurt the U.S. more than other countries." Check it out, and let us know what you think by leaving a comment!

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