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Opinion: Natural rubber now a critical material for the EU

Article originally published in ERJ’s Nov/Dec 2017 issue

In September, the European Commission listed natural rubber as an EU ‘critical raw material”, bringing new attention to the sustainable supply of the material.

A ‘critical raw material’ is one with high risk of a supply disruption and at the same time, with high economic importance to the EU economy.

In the wake of the decision, ERJ spoke to secretary general of the European Tyre and Rubber Manufacturers’…

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