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Tapping a Rubber Tree


Tapping Rubber Tree for Latex Sap

Worker Tapping a Rubber Tree For Latex Sap


Tapping a rubber tree is fairly a manual process which involves workers cutting the trees as pictured and allowing the sap to drip into a collection container. This liquid sap will be processed and mixed with other chemicals to make latex concentrate. This mixture will give the final product the latex features.

To be specific, the hevea brasiliensis is the rubber tree that produces the liquid sap. It takes 5 years before the trees are mature enough to produce latex and continue to produce the sap for a couple decades. Plantations continue to plant rubber trees to ensure a steady supply of latex sap is available.


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