Latex and Natural Rubber

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Natural rubber market forecast at $30 billion by 2033

The demand for natural rubber continues to rise due to its affordability, lightweight properties, and suitability for a wide range of applications. From insulating materials to tires for cars and airplanes, natural rubber remains indispensable across diverse sectors, driving its consumption to an estimated value of US$ 30,914.3 million by the end of 2033.

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Chinese Academy of Science researchers release study on rubber plantation soil management

Their series of studies, conducted across Hainan Island, focused on rubber plantations—a key economic tree species in the region. The results, published in three separate journals, shed light on the complex interplay between parent material, microbes, and soil processes.

In their first study published in Geoderma Regional, the researchers showed how the underlying rock layer, known as parent material, affects the balance of key nutrients such as carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus in the soil. They found that basaltic soils, formed from volcanic rock, had a higher phosphorus content but lower nitrogen levels than marine sedimentary soils.

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Harvard researchers increase fatigue threshold of reinforced rubber

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have increased the fatigue threshold of particle-reinforced rubber, developing a new, multiscale approach that allows the material to bear high loads and resist crack growth over repeated use. This approach could not only increase the longevity of rubber products such as tires but also reduce the amount of pollution from rubber particles shed during use.

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Researchers develop new methods for boosting rubber production in U.S.

With disease and high demand posing threats to the world’s primary natural rubber supply in Southeast Asia, scientists are working to ramp up the U.S. rubber market by advancing methods to extract latex from two sustainable North American plant sources: a dandelion species and a desert shrub.

Researchers reported their methods to improve efficiency and increase latex yield in two recent publications, building upon decades of research led by Katrina Cornish, professor of horticulture and crop science and food, agricultural and biological engineering at The Ohio State University.

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Global natural rubber market forecast at $25.2 billion by 2032

The Global Natural Rubber Market Size is to Grow from USD 16.5 Billion in 2022 to USD 25.2 Billion by 2032, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4.3% during the projected period according to Spherical Insights LLP. Natural rubber is an organic elastic hydrocarbon polymer derived from the latex sap of trees in the Hevea and Ficus general.

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Bangladesh Forest Research Institute (BFRI) introduces three high-yield rubber varieties

The Bangladesh Forest Research Institute (BFRI) has introduced three groundbreaking rubber varieties—RM 001, RM 002, and RM 003—to address persistent challenges in the country’s rubber industry.

With locally cultivated rubber trees experiencing low latex yields, these varieties have the potential to transform commercial rubber farming in Bangladesh.

The genesis of this breakthrough lies in BFRI’s long-term mission to revive the dormant rubber industry. Cloned from high-yielding rubber trees in Malaysia, the newly developed varieties thrive in two soil types—sand and loam—and require minimal fertilization.

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