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Natural Rubber

Natural Rubber Latex comes from the cultivation and tapping of Hevea trees. These
trees protect the soil from the erosive influence of the rain and provide a habitat for a
great variety of flora and fauna. Once in production rubber trees can supply latex for 20
– 35 years, after which the trees are harvested for the furniture industry and new trees
are planted in their place.

Advantages

Excellent resilience

Excellent resistance to tear and abrasion

High elongation and tensile strength

Excellent rebound elasticity (snap)

Good flexibility at low
temperatures

Extremely waterproof

Limitations

Poor heat resistance

Poor ozone resistance

Poor resistance to prolonged direct
sunlight (UV)

Poor oil, petroleum and

hydrocarbon solvents resistance

Traces of protein impurities