Like latex, rubber can be natural or synthetic. Previous YULEX Rubber Chronicles showed processes for making solid cup lump and 3L grade natural rubber (you can watch the reels on our instagram if you missed them).
Whether cup lump or 3L solid rubber, they both start from tree latex. The rubber bales are formed using a high heat process. So the processing of natural latex and natural rubber (cup lump and 3L) are different, but both start with tree latex.
Certain applications use natural latex and others use natural (solid) rubber. Most rubber products for consumer goods use (natural or synthetic) solid rubber such as footwear, wetsuits, fashion accessories, sports braces, bicycle tires, etc. Other goods such as gloves, condoms, balloons, catheters, etc., are made from (natural or synthetic) latex.
We are all about natural latex and natural rubber - of course.