Where Does Rubber Come From?

Exploring the Journey of Rubber, from Tree Sap to Everyday Material.

If you’ve ever made a mistake and used an eraser to wipe it away, you might be wondering just where this mysterious substance originally came from. From the tires on all our cars, to mattresses, to cookware…rubber is everywhere in our lives.

The discovery of rubber as a material is attributed to the indigenous cultures of Mesoamerica, particularly the …

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