Rubber is a natural resource that has been used widely all over the world for a very long time, for a variety of purposes. Rubber is normally available in two forms, natural and synthetic. The natural rubber is obtained from plants and the synthetic rubber is manufactured through the process of polymerization. The extraction of both natural and synthetic rubber is expensive and long processes. Also, the toxic and detrimental chemical properties of rubber are increasingly becoming a point of concern for environmentalists due to the regular dumping of waste rubber in rivers and landfills, thus contaminating the soil and water.
In such a scenario, using reclaimed rubber greatly reduces the load of toxicity being let off into the atmosphere and also is now proving to be a very beneficial, cost-effective method to reduce the wastage of rubber. The main advantages that reclaimed rubber has over natural or synthetic rubber are as follows-
Reclaimed rubber is thus a very promising substance, owing to its great edge over natural and synthetic rubber