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|Varieties||latex concentrate and dry rubber|
|Packaging||Boxes and containers|
|Size||Latex concentrate 205kg barrel Dry rubber (sheets, crepes & standard rubber) 60 cm x 60 cm and 100 – 113 kg per bale|
|Storage conditions||Dry conditions in room temperature|
|Transportation conditions||Room temperatures|
Ivory Coast is the leading producer of exporter of rubber in Africa, and it ranks 7 in the world. The most significant market for ivory coast rubber is America, Europe, Malaysia, Thailand and China. The total rubber produced in 2019 was 780,000 tonnes making up 6.4% of its exports. By 2023, the output of it is expected to hit 2 million tonnes.
Rubber is primarily produced by a rubber tree in the form of latex. The rubber tree takes 9 years to reach maturity for harvesting. A single tree is harvested for approximately 25years before it ages.
The rubber tree requires well-drained weathered soils. The climatic conditions favourable for growth and productivity are good adequate rainfall of about 250cm occurring evenly throughout the year. The temperature range necessary for rubber tree growth is an average of 28°C with the highest of 34°C and the lowest of 20°C. Humidity requirements are 80%
In the production process, harvesters make incisions on the rubber tree, and the liquid or latex tapped. Professionalism is essential in making the incisions as too deep cutting will starve the tree, causing it to die.
Rubber trees drip for 4hours as the liquid collects after which it coagulates blocking the cut ducts. The latex goes into a tapping cup-tied up around the tree for collection. Tapping mainly takes place in the morning for maximum output (the pressure inside the tree is at the highest levels).
Latex is milky, sticky colloid. Upon coagulation, the lumps formed are in the tapping container undergo processing to come up with dry form. The latex is categorized depending on how it was tapped or collected. There are four types of field coagula with distinct properties:
- Earth scrap (it is the latex obtained from the ground drippings)
- Smallholders lump (latex that is collected the following morning after harvesting)
- Tree lace (latex consulate formed later on the tree incisions)
- Cup lump (dripping of latex that forms and collected on the next tapping)
Processing of rubber
The processed product is further combined with other products to manufacture different items. Rubber is waterproof, has high resilience and has a big stretch ratio.
Latex is processed before it thickens in the containers. The collected latex goes into a coagulation tank. If the rubber is not to be immediately processed, it is collected in an airtight container for ammoniation. In the coagulation tank, the latex is processed into dry rubber. The dry rubber is then formulated into different grade rubber such as SVR 3L and SVR CV. Another product of Ivory coast rubber is rubber latex concentrate for industrial use. TSR20 and TSR10 grade rubbers are products of cup lump.
The low secondary collected rubbers have to undergo a cleaning process to produce low-grade products. Rubber can be further vulcanized to improve on its quality. Rubber is shipped to different countries as per demand in 20-foot ocean containers. Smaller boxes or containers are used to pack lates rubber pieces.
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