Materials sourced directly from the natural environment have to, in many cases today, be carefully managed. If the materials sourced are not scarce, then the environment from which they may be extracted needs to be carefully managed to preserve it from endangerment and, ultimately, from extinction. Rubber is one of the most sought after materials in the world today. Just how would the world cope if all the natural rubber in the world were to be extinguished for once and for all.
And yet this is so ironic. Because as carefully as rubber plantations only in those parts of the world where the climate and natural environment is conducive to do so need to be managed, rubber remains one of the most strangely formidable materials ever. It requires extreme or brute and certainly, deliberate force, to break it down in its entirety. Because rubber is so non-enforceable under normal circumstances, many industries require it for their applications.
The common denominator is to provide protection. That is something that rubber lined pipes will be providing its industrialists. And if not protection, then support. That is something that pretty much all rubber tires will be providing road users. And along with the support comes the safety. Rubber lined piping, and rubber lining provided to any other industrial material that requires it, is protected from elements such as rust and corrosion.
It also protects products and machinery from liquid invasions. Rubber sealants help to prevent flooding. And if not that, they help to seal in the very liquid or malleable contents or materials that have been contained. Finally, here is one more natural wonder of strength worth mentioning. The spider’s web. You think not? Do a lab test and see if you can split it.