Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 10:39:44 EST
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Subject: Re: 3 RE: [DCHAS-L] Latex degradation, low humidity,
Chinese drywall?

I have observed the same phenomena.  And I think a great deal of it is that the rubber and rubber-like polymer products are not of the same quality that they were in the past.  I have rubber bands in this ancient office of mine on stuff from the 1970s that still look pretty good.  But most of the new stuff is stiff as a board in about a year.

Same thing holds for gum erasers. Some are still good decades later, and others are shot almost before they are out of the store.

Monona Rossol

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