What is natural rubber?
Natural Rubber (also known as India rubber, gum elastic, and caoutchouc) is an elastic substance obtained from the latex sap of trees, especially those belonging to the genera Hevea and Ficus. It is the milky sap found in the bark of the tropical trees. Technically speaking, natural rubber is an elastomer or an elastic hydrocarbon polymer. Natural rubber is one of the rubber types that also includes vulcanized rubber, which is finished into a variety of rubber products.
Uses of natural rubber
Natural rubber is used in production of tyres, automobile parts, airbags, flooring, lining, footwear, clothing, gaskets, erasers, nozzles, gloves, bands, sports goods, floating products, anti-vibration and soundproofing products, etc.