NR alternatives ‘not any time soon’

Washington –  Alternative sources of natural rubber sources, such as guayule and Kok-saghyz dandelions, will be important, but not for the next several years, according to the consensus of experts in this area.

“Alternative NR sources such as guayule and Russian dandelion are not probably going to affect demand and supply for Hevea very soon,” Nguyen Ngoc Bich, secretary general of the Association of Natural Rubber Producing Countries (ANRPC) believes.

“It is good news that we will have reserves of NR for the future beside that from…

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