Securing the Rubber Supply

Securing the Rubber Supply

With no established commercial cultivation of natural rubber in the US, demand for natural rubber is met by imports from countries such as Indonesia and Thailand. Due to the necessity of natural rubber in various products (e.g., tires), rubber product manufacturers and other industry participants are researching ways to produce natural rubber outside of tropical climates, including in the US, to try to avoid price volatility as well as the relatively high price of natural rubber in the current natural rubber supply.


When It Comes to Rubber, There’s Nothing Like The Real Thing

When It Comes to Rubber, There’s Nothing Like The Real Thing

Despite a variety of synthetic alternatives, natural rubber continues to be in high demand in the US. As market conditions shift, demand for the resource will only increase...