Rubber Industry in Malaysia – An Overview

Malaysia is the world’s fifth largest producer of natural rubber after Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and China. Natural latex from rubber while synthetic rubber is a derivative from petrochemical.
The key property of natural rubber is low heat built up. It is used in gloves and also for production of tyres. However, synthetic rubber though it is not as good a heat resistance than natural rubber, it is easier to be modified into different forms.
In this article, I researched on listed companies in Malaysia involved in downstream rubber sector could be categorized into four main sectors. For analysis, there are ten such companies.
  1. Rubber glove
  2. Tyre retreading
  3. Rubber hose for industrial use
  4. Condom
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