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Origins of Natural Rubber Latex

The word ‘Rubber” was named by Joseph Priestly, a Chemist in England in 1770, after he accidentally rubbed of pencil marks with coagulated rubber. Natural Rubber (Latex) biggest breakthrough was through the Vulcanization process which was discovered by Charles Goodyear in 1839. Vulcanization is a process which involves heating rubber with Sulphur, where the sulphur acts to retain and improve the rubber elasticity. The Vulcanization process creates the vulcanized rubber which is elastic, can be stretched reversibly and is 10 times stronger and more rigid than natural rubber. It is Suzuki Latex Industry Malaysia’s mission to provide quality latex products to contribute and improve the quality life of people and societies worldwide.


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