FAQ - Natural Rubber

Natural Rubber

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Natural rubber, also called India rubber and gum rubber, comes from latex found in the Hevea brasiliensis tree, the Para rubber tree. A tap is inserted into the tree, and liquid latex drains into collection containers. It is known for its durability and resistance to extreme temperatures. Natural rubber is elastic, flexible, and has resistance to degrading, abrasions, and surface friction. It is used in many consumer and industrial items, including tires, gloves, some types of foam rubber, flooring and roofing, balls, and insulation. Adhesives such as rubber cement also use natural rubber.