Rubber in its natural state is one of the most formidable materials in existence. Not everyone agrees with this because it is far too easy to approach a rubber tree that is to say that there is going to be one in close proximity to you and pick a large leaf from that tree and then proceed to shred it with your own bare hands. But no, the sought after materials are extracted from the tree itself. Try shredding that tree with your bare hands.
And of course, you will not succeed. Owing to man’s overuse, the rubber tree species have not been immune from devastation. But like other tree species, it continues to enjoy its spirited revivals all across the planet. All across the planet, rubber plantations are being maintained, hopefully on land that has not invaded the space of other precious flora species. Now, why would rubber be such a precious resource for human consumption?
This question becomes a case of stating the obvious. Every conceivable object, at least every second item used for daily productive consumption or for edifying purposes has some or another form of rubber content. Rubber tires provide cushioning on the cars’ roads. All rubber lined pipes are being shielded against formidable natural elements that lead to the formations of different degrees of rust and corrosion that not only has the ability to destroy product, it can also hamper life as we know it.
Piping infrastructures across the world are the lifeblood of all human life. It is through these pipes that water must flow. Through these pipes oxygen must flow too. Even oil still has its place until the day arrives when man is finally able to say that he no longer needs it.