Water Conservation Laboratory in Phoenix, are continuing the quest for even better guayule
Southwest called Guayule
(why-YOU-lee), is the only commercially available natural latex that is safe for the estimated 18% of medical workers and up to 17 million people in the general population in the United States that have symptoms of Type I latex allergy.
Performance of Guayule
and Hevea Natural Rubber Composites Made with Waste-Derived Fillers--Cindy Barrera, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, The Ohio State University 16 3:45 p.
21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yulex Corporation, an agricultural biomaterials company, today announced the opening of a Seed & Genetics Center focused on plant breeding, molecular genetics and development of agronomic best practices to support the global cultivation of sustainable guayule
plantations for medical, consumer, industrial and bioenergy applications.
But 2,500 other plants - including common species such as goldenrod and guayule
- also make rubber.
Yulex Natural Rubber Latex is derived from Guayule
(why-YOU-lee), a desert plant indigenous to the U.
appears to be a good alternative to Hevea as it produces relatively high amounts of high quality, low protein rubber.
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, a shrub that grows wild in Texas and Mexico, is one crop that could help accomplish the latter objective.
scientific expert on Guayule
cultivation and domestic latex production, chairs the Scientific Advisory Board.
to investigate the use of the Guayule
plant as an alternative natural rubber source.
The meeting highlighted significant progress being made in several areas, including guayule
plant genome sequencing needed for future breeding tools, irrigation studies to maximize robber content in the plant, and completing laboratory testing to develop a guayule
tire-grade polymer specification for future commercialization.