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Uses of natural rubber gums.

Our natural rubber products come from an organic compound, latex, extracted from the hevea brasiliensis, a tree cultivated in Southeast Asia.

They are the ideal solution for tying stems and holding their leaves, thus preserving humidity and maintaining their freshness. The grouping of products by tying the rubber band facilitates the appropriate presentation to the end consumer.

Natural rubber is the most popular among the general public; it is the classic rubber band for tying bank bills or shoe boxes. However, if this rubber is used inappropriately, it can break even if it is of excellent quality, simply because it is required to perform in a way that it does not.

What are the uses of natural rubber bands?

Natural rubber bands are excellent for those uses that require an elastic, soft, economical fastening that does not require a long useful life.

It is important to know these characteristics because natural rubber does not withstand exposure to UV rays or weathering.

Since it is a natural product, it degrades more easily under environmental conditions.

The origin

Natural rubber is a polymer obtained from a milky substance called latex, which is extracted from tropical plants such as the hevea brasiliensis, native to the Amazon.

Latex is extracted from the bleeding of this tree, which is why it is also known as the crying tree.

In Central and South America, where this tree originated, rubber was already used to make rubber balls in Mesoamerican civilizations 1600 years BC.

Today, rubber is one of the world’s most important raw materials.

Used as a raw material in the manufacture of all kinds of industrial and household products, Asian countries account for 93% of world production, led by the International Tripartite Council, made up of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, which together account for 70% of world production of rubber for industry.


  • Suitable for food contact
  • High resistance to humidity
  • Withstands extreme temperatures (-48ºC < tº < 93º C)
  • Provides an elastic hold without damaging the product
  • Reusable
  • Organic product: made of 100% natural rubber
  • Wide range of sizes and colors

In short, the main properties of rubber are its elasticity, water resistance and electrical repellency.

In Bandex we are specialists in the manufacture of elastic bands and elastic rubber bands for more than 40 years. We use top quality raw materials and we are driven by respect for the environment and sustainable development.

We have obtained the “ZERO WASTE” certification by Bureau Veritas. You can read this great news here.

If you want information about our range of Natural rubber bands, write to us here.

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