|Weird rubber fact: the price of natural rubber is
controlled by the price for unrelated synthetic
(petroleum based) rubber, produced since 1932.
|Natural rubber is made from latex, tapped directly
from rubber trees. It looks like Elmer’s glue.
|Each worker taps about 400 trees per day.
A healthy tree can produce rubber for 25 years!
|Asia has the perfect climate
for rubber plantations. Vietnam
is 5th in the world for natural
rubber production, but the