The NR generally contains small amounts of nonrubber
components such as protein and lipid.
Tariff Commission, Nonrubber
Footwear: Report to the President on Investigation No.
The waste board's emissions study examined 77 products--43 considered alternative and 34 labeled standard--including such residential-applicable items as carpeting, fiberboard, gypsum board, plastic laminates, resilient flooring (rubber and nonrubber
based), and thermal insulation.
As a plant material, latex contains not only rubber (about 30%, in the form of particles), but also nonrubber
substances such as proteins, carbohydrates, and some minerals.
The Medicare reimbursement rate for nonrubber
pessaries ranges from $42.
It is produced by treating NR latex with an enzyme which breaks down the naturally occurring protein and other nonrubber
materials into soluble residues that are subsequently washed away during coagulation and washing (ref.
42) A month after the decision, imports of nonrubber
footwear reached a record high of 49 percent of the domestic market.
Uruguay Round tariff reductions will help the leather tanning and selected segments of the nonrubber
footwear and luggage industries further to expand exports to developed countries (USDC/ITC, 1994).
32) "Trade Restraints and the Competitive Status of the Textile, Apparel, and Nonrubber
Footwear Industries" (Congressional Budget Office, 1991).
If steps are not taken to stabilize the natural rubber, it spontaneously coagulates within the first few hours after collection due to microbial attack on the nonrubber
constituents and the hydrolysis of protein.
Chemical Products (184) 295 Asphalt Paving & Roofing Materials (0) 302 Rubber & Plastic Footwear (117) 314 Nonrubber
Footwear (1) 322 Glass & Glassware, Pressed/Blown (640) 324 Cement, Hydraulic (228) 326 Pottery & Related Products (0) 329 Misc.
Congressional Budget Office (1991d), Trade Restraints and the Competitive Status of the Textile, Apparel and Nonrubber