People’s life is full of a variety of gum objects, these objects are made of rubber, the production of raw materials are natural and non-polluting substances, and with the improvement of people’s technology, people’s use of rubber residence deepened, in the advanced technology of the impetus to produce such things as latex, which is similar to the quality of rubber, but what are the differences between latex and rubber?
Natural latex: Natural latex is the liquid that flows out of the rubber tree when it is cut, and is milky white. To prevent natural latex from coagulating due to microorganisms and enzymes, ammonia and other stabilizers are often added. Because each rubber tree can only produce 30cc of latex juice per day, it takes at least one day to one and a half days to complete the production of a latex tube product, which is a time-consuming and precious material. The production process requires multiple processes such as mold making, filling, physical foaming, leaving the mold, repeated washing and debinding, and drying.
Rubber: Rubber is a natural polymer compound with polyisoprene as the main component, the molecular formula is (C5H8)n. 91% to 94% of its composition is rubber hydrocarbon (polyisoprene), and the rest is protein, fatty acid, ash, sugar and other non-rubber substances. Divided into two kinds of natural rubber and synthetic rubber. Natural rubber is made from rubber trees, rubber grass and other plants after the extraction of gum; synthetic rubber is made from various monomers by polymerization reaction. Rubber products are widely used in industry or in various aspects of life.
The difference between the uses of latex and rubber
Rubber is the basic raw material of the rubber industry and is widely used in manufacturing tires, hoses, tapes, cables and other kinds of rubber products. It is an important material together with metals, chemical fibers and plastics.
Common latex products: pillows, realistic old man mask,mattresses, gloves, pacifiers, hoses, etc.
Common rubber products: tires, basketballs, ping pong bats, etc.
The difference between rubber and latex can be seen from the above, from the introduction, performance characteristics from all can be seen, the most important is the difference in its use. So I hope the above can help you better understand the difference between latex and rubber.