NATURAL RUBBER Dr. Katrina Cornish

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NATURAL RUBBER Dr. Katrina Cornish by Mind Map: NATURAL RUBBER   Dr. Katrina Cornish

1. Critical to making 50,000 different things like rubber-made like tires of cars, balls, shoes and many more.

2. Dr. Katrina Cornish has spent more than 30 years fighting an uphill crusade to establish domestic rubber production through positions at USDA, in industry and in academia to accomplish this goal to preserve natural rubbers.

2.1. New Domestic Sources of Natural Rubber 1. Rubber Root Dandelion (also known as Buckeye Gold, annul crop in the northern states) 2. Guayule (annual harvests of a perennial crop in the semi-arid stakes)

2.2. According to her, tires cannot be made until there are more farms and processing plants.

2.3. GUAYULE PROCESS *Shrub - Homogenate - Latex RUBBER ROOT DANDELION *Crop - Process - Product

3. Synthetic Rubber is any artificial elastomer. These are mainly polymers synthesized from petroleum byproducts. About fifteen billion kilograms of rubbers are produced annually, and of that amount two thirds are synthetic, despite huge investment cannot replace natural rubber.

3.1. To expand new rubber crops, premium niche markets come first.

4. Is an elastic substance obtained from the latex sap of trees, especially those trees which belong to the genera Hevea and Ficus.

4.1. But concerning about on these natural rubbers are Pending Rubber Apocalypse with these following factors: Deforestation Leaf Blight

5. Over the last year, trees produces over 14 million tons of natural rubbers.

5.1. The major contributors of these natural rubbers are mostly in the Southeast Asia with 89% of the totality of produce, next is the West Africa with 8%, South America with 3% and US with 0%.