People make use of rubber in many ways, ranging from household to industrial products, entering the manufacture torrent at the intermediate stage or as final products. Tires and tubes are the largest traders of rubber. The remaining 44% are taken up by the general rubber goods (GRG) division, which includes all products except tires and tubes. Other important uses of rubber are door and window profiles, hoses, belts, matting, flooring and dampeners for the automotive industry. Significant tonnage of rubber is used as adhesives in many manufacturing industries and products, although the two most noticeable are the paper and the carpet industries. Rubber is also commonly used to make rubber bands and pencil erasers.
hi....Soft, comfortable materials are an indispensable part of life, forming everything from mattresses, cushions and furniture upholstery to insulating materials and toys. Foam rubber is the common element in most such materials, which, as its name implies, is a soft, firm latex rubber made spongy by the addition of air bubbles. Foam rubber has a variety of industrial, commercial and residential applications.