I. ACCOMMODATION AND LIMITATION OF STOCK 1. In view of the high calorific value of rubber and the difficulty of fighting a rubber fire it is desirable that the storage should be confined to : (i) Single storey buildings in which no other goods are stored; (ii) Multi-storey buildings of fire resisting construction in which […]

At all stages from the raw material to the finished article rubber will burn. it hardens and cracks at low temperature, becomes tackly at moderate heat and degenerates into a gum substance around 90*C, and in the process gives off fumes and smoke which considerably hamper fire fighting operations. Rubber is easily damaged by heat […]

Rubber is the name given to elastic, high – molecular compounds capable of changing their shape (deforming) when acted upon by an external force of rapidly resuming their orginal shape when the force is removed. The elastic properties of rubber are due to the fact that the linear macromolecules of the material which normally are […]