By: Kya Ohlson
History of Rubber Tappers
Process of rubber tapping
Depending on the final product additional chemicals can be added to preserve the latex longer. Ammonia soloution helps to prevent that, to remain at it's liquid state. Plastic bags containing coagulant have repllaced cups in many plantations in Malaysia. The form of latex is used as the raw material for latex concentrate, which is used for dipper rubber.
Rubber Tapping Facts
- -The first rubber was exported in 1910 from Sarawak. Afterwards, it rapidly became the main aricultural export of the country and remained so until the late 60's.
- -In 1954 a sum of half a millionn dollars were set aside to finance a rubber-planting scheme, which unfortunately, did not materialize.
- -A site of nearly 60 acres were chosen at Ensengei in the Kuching Division and planted on contract.