100 thousand People in Subsistence Danger in the Natural Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) Plantations of Brazil for Causes of the New Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Authors: Lic. Diogo Esperante (Planthec) - CEO APABOR and Director de el Comité de Plantaciones SLTC Dr. Juan Sierra (Rubber Route) - Miembro del Comité de Plantaciones SLTC The current outbreak of COVID-19 disease, which was first identified on December 31 in the city of Wuhan (China), paralyzed China due to extensive quarantine measures and... Continue Reading →

A View from the Past to the Present and into the Future on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG)

The story of rubber begins centuries before the formation of the International Rubber Study Group. The history of natural rubber, and from its uses in the 19th century, is well documented. The impetus by Governments to develop synthetic rubber arose during the Second World War, due to the shortage of natural rubber. Prior to this... Continue Reading →

Brazilian NR Imports Turning to Latin America for Opportunities – How this opportunity may start a movement for a local market

Diogo Esperante is Executive Director of APABOR the NR Farmers and Processors Association of São Paulo/Brazil. He is responsible for the Statistical Monitoring Program of the National Association of Natural Rubber Producers in Brazil (ABRABOR). Post graduated in Project Management and have been active in the Brazilian NR industry for the past 10 years. Over... Continue Reading →

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