Natural rubber back in favour


All natural: A pot of latex tapped from a rubber tree on a smallholding. There is potential for growth in the industry if Malaysia produces latex concentrate for the manufacture of natural rubber gloves. — Filepic/The Star

THE Covid-19 pandemic has been largely responsible for the surge in world demand for rubber gloves. As public health issues continue to disrupt economies and health systems, business analysts predict the robust demand for rubber gloves will continue indefinitely.

Natural rubber was for years the preferred material for making rubber gloves. This has been largely attributed to its unmatched strength. No synthetic material can match natural rubber’s durability and dependability.

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