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Where Does Natural Rubber Come From?

hevea rubber plant

Rubber is an elastomer made from the tapped latex of certain tropical plants (natural rubber) or petroleum and natural gas (synthetic rubber). Rubber is the primary component of tires used in automobiles, planes, and bicycles because of its flexibility, durability, and hardness. More than half of all rubber produced is used in automotive tires, with […]