AKRON-At first glance it might look like a futile effort: developing what looks like a common lawn weed into a domestically grown alternative to the rubber tree to create a natural rubber industry in the U.S. Yet with the shortage and high costs of natural rubber from Asia and armed with funding and support from U.S. concerns, a small company called Delta Plant Technologies Inc. has confidence such a business plan will work.
Delta tries to tap weed for rubber
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