Blagai, Liberia – The first 100% Liberian rubber manufacturing plant has started work in the country, according to Liberian press.
The Cooper Rubber Processing Plant (CRPP), which started work 4 June, will manufacture natural rubber materials for retreaded tires, roofing, electrical insulators as well as rubber gloves, said the Liberian Observer 6 June.
Located in Blagai, Bomi Highway, the plant is headed by James Cooper.
CRPP, said Liberian Observer, “purchases rubber from local farmers across the country and process them into crepe technically specified rubber (TSR 10).”
This, is then exported to tire makers in Asia and the US, the report added.
The plant also has the capacity to produce ribbed smoked sheets for export.