SUPPLY OF RUBBER
SYNTHETIC MATERIAL ONLY P.A. WELLINGTON, this day. The opinion that there would be no natural rubber for manufacturing purposes in Zealand next year, was expressed by Mr. D. L. irwin, of Rubber Distributors, Ltd., Wellington. H& said that goods which required rubber in their manufacture would be made with synthetic material. The reason for this was that New Zealand 'was considered outside the war zone and rubber producers did not think it necessary to export any more raw rubber to New Zealand manufacturers.
Asked about the supply of'hot water bottles, Mr. Irwin said there were 15,000 awaiting completion in a Wellington factory. The manufacturers could not get them finished because of manpower difficulties. The normal pre-war distribution in New Zealand was 500,000 bottles, but the total distributed last year was only 90,000. This number included a small supply imported from America. He did not think there would be any improvement in the supply for some time.
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SUPPLY OF RUBBER, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 186, 8 August 1945
SUPPLY OF RUBBER Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 186, 8 August 1945
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