ERJ staff report (DS)
Cleveland, Ohio - A new name on the rubber scene is offering guayule-sourced rubber to tyre makers. PanAridus , based in Casa Grande, Arizona, specialises in growing drought-tolerant crops in arid regions.
â€œWhile the first century of exploring domestic alternatives to Hevea rubber from Asia and petroleum-based synthetic rubber has been marked by uncertainty, we've been able to unlock the Rosetta Stone through genetics, agronomics and sustained research,â€ said PanAridus CEO, Michael Fraley.
Fraley credited the company's success with the quiet way it acquired the world's largest privately owned guayule germ-plasm bank; its team of world renowned experts developing patented genetic strains in their Casa Grande facility over the last four years; and their patent pending extraction process.
Fraley was speaking last week at the International Tire Exhibition and Conference in Cleveland.
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Press release from PanAridus