1. Mainly planted for the milky latex extracted from the tree — the primary source of natural rubber.
2. Trees are generally cut after 25 to 30 years of latex production. The unproductive rubber trees are considered as “waste”.
3. The old trees will be replanted by new trees for a sustainable cycle.
A sustainable cycle.
Rubberwood (Hevea Brasiliensis) is considered to be one of the most ‘environmentally friendly’ plantation hardwood, because the source is harvested from a renewable source, unlike other timber species that are cut down for the sole purpose of producing furniture and other timber products. As forest resources are diminishing, we believe that only sustainable species like Rubberwood can be a very good substitute for increasing demand of timber products in the future.
Rubberwood has a good medium-hard density making it suitable for many applications, although its natural bending grain could cause some problems in the production, giving it an infamous nickname “Trouble Wood”. However with good knowledge, experience and proper production control, we are able to solve all those “trouble”.
- Naturally light in color with proper treatment with good strong density, making it suitable for many indoor applications.
- Green and sustainable
- Relatively cheaper in price making it suitable for much application from cheaper priced to more expensive products, after production touch-up
All of those advantages make Rubberwood the best species to replace the expansive natural hard wood which is rapidly diminishing.