||January 1, 2006
The paper examines the natural rubber latex market by major end-products and geographical regions, providing explanations behind the changes and growths that led to current market arrangements. The presentation also touches upon substitution, supply and demand and future material availability. The conclusions of the paper are that demand for natural rubber latex is expanding, dominated by the dipping industry, based mainly in Asia. Although under pressure from synthetic alternatives the demand is set to continue to grow in the future.