RUBBER TAPPING

I am sure that many of the people who visit the who is bid site have never seen rubber dripping from a rubber tree into a cup and that is because most of the world's natural rubber comes from Asia. If you are living in the United States or Europe you might never of had the experience of walking through rubber plantations. Maybe it is time for someone to take their first look. The next video shows the speed at which the rubber liquid drips. Believe it or not this kind of information might be important for someone conducting a specialist study on rubber flow but for most of us it is simply something that needs to be watched. It is a good start because good visualization can create excitement which turn breeds enthusiasm, investigation and progress. Watch where Latex begins so that you will understand how it ends. 

    

Rubber tapping actually requires skill. This is because a rubber tapper's job requires him/her to skillfully tap numerous trees everyday in order to keep the product flowing. A good rubber tapper can be tapping several hundred trees per day and they have to be careful that they do not cut too deep into the tree and destroy the important growing layer which will affect how the bark will grow later on. A unskilled rubber tapper could end up destroying a business and so the owners of rubber plantations have to make sure that people know what they are doing. The next video explains another problem that must be avoided. The problem has to do with the latex turning into semi-solid lumps if left for too long. The way this can be solved is by adding ammonia or formaldehyde to the cups or containers.

    

Now you probably want to know what happens next in a rubber factory. Well, there are several things which can be done and several products produced. Some factories that make particular types of adhesives and coatings need a concentrated form of liquid latex and a small percentage of the Latex is used for this purpose. Others may need dry stock and sheets. Water can be removed either by evaporation methods, centrifuges or by using acid to cause the rubber particles to cling together.

Rubber production can be carried out by individual families or on a larger scale which will need Rubber Processing Machinery like Mixing Mills, Dispersion Neaders, Rubber Calendars , Extrusion Devices, Bale Cutters, Autoclaves, Conveyers etc.

People have worked hard to make rubber using older techniques and the following video shows just how hard. It shows how a small family can produce rubber sheets.

    

Natural Rubber competes with the synthetic rubber industry but it is still very much alive .