Sarnia – The Birthplace of Canada’s Synthetic Rubber Industry

Date: March 18, 2021 2:00 pm (ET)


  • Bill Hopkins
    Retired from Polysar/Bayer Rubber
Bill Hopkins

This is the story of a Canadian Crown Corporation birthed during the second world war to provide much-needed synthetic rubber for Canada and its allies. It describes its development following WW II as it became a major player in the production of synthetic rubber globally. This involved the need to combat prejudices against synthetic rubber, and the development/production of many different types of synthetic rubber. Along the way ownership changed many times, starting as Polymer Corporation and with the latest owner being Arlanxeo. Along the way, it received many awards, including one of the ten best Canadian Engineering achievements of the previous 100 years.