What is rubber?


Natural rubber originates from the Latex of the rubber tree. Rubber trees belong to the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae) and live in warm, tropical areas. Once the bark of the rubber tree is tapped latex drains out and is collected. When exposed to the air it begins to harden and becomes elastic, or "rubbery". Rubber trees only survive in hot, humid climates near the equator and so the majority of latex is produced in the Southeast Asian countries of Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. Rubber is extensively used in the world. It is used in our daily life, industries and A most common use of Rubber is “a rubber band” which is commonly used to hold multiple objects together. Most rubber bands are primarily manufactured using natural rubber because of its superior elasticity.

Besides rubber band, rubber products have a very wide range and variety, in industrial as well in domestic use. One can see an eraser in stationary or shoes in rainy season as daily used examples.