Natural rubber now a critical raw material for EU

IRCO-rubber plantation-NR-3Brussels  – Natural rubber has been included on the EU’s ‘critical raw material list’, the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA) has reported.

Inclusion on the 2017 listing – valid for three years – means the EU has recognised the need “to ensure the secure, sustainable and affordable supply for the EU manufacturing industry.”

NR was the only biotic raw material among the 27 out of 61 candidate materials to pass the EU listing…

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