There are four grades of RSS rubber that is shipped out of Sri Lanka – RSS1, RSS3, RSS4 and RSS5. Apart from Sri Lankan material, we can also supply RSS rubber from Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Indonesia.
We are proud to be one of the premier shippers of TPC which is a grade of natural rubber that is manufactured only in Sri Lankan. TPC is also known as a latex grade and is manufactured in a carefully controlled process by passing fresh coagulated latex several times through heavy rollers known as crepers to form latex laces. These latex laces are then air dried at ambient temperature in drying towers. Once dried they are sent through heavy rollers again to form uniform sheets of TPC. Once manufactured the crepe is graded according to color and appearance.
There are five grades of TPC that is currently being produced and shipped out of Sri Lanka. They are TPC1X, TPC1, TPC2, TPC3 and TPC4.
Thin pale crepe is also a latex grade and is manufactured in a very similar process to Thick Pale Crepe or TPC. Fresh coagulated latex is passed several times through heavy rollers known as crepers to form latex laces and these latex laces are then air dried at ambient temperature in drying towers. Once dried these laces are bundles into 25kg and 50kg bales. Unlike TPC Thin Pale crepe is only made to order and cannot be purchased at the auction.
We have handpicked all our suppliers from each of the origins after having done extensive research and having personally visited their manufacturing facilities.
Sole Crepe can be produced in smooth or pebbly finishes, and in thicknesses varying from 3-12mm. Sole Crepe could also be made in a variety of different colours by the addition of suitable dyes. It is widely used in the shoe industry to manufacture many different varieties of footwear and provides the best grip on ice of any known synthetic or natural rubber. It also prevents the buildup of static electricity generated as a result of the abrasion of shoes soles on rough surfaces.
Brown crepe is manufactured from cup lumps and scraps of field coagulum that are generated as by products on the rubber plantations. This material is washed and cleaned and passed through power wash mills to produce laces which are then air dried at ambient temperature in drying towers. Once dried they are sent through heavy rollers again to form uniform sheets of Brown Crepe. Once manufactured the crepe is graded according to color and appearance.
The main grade of Brown crepe manufactured in Sri Lanka is known as 3X brown Crepe.
Skim Crepe is a crinkly lace rubber, obtained when coagulated latex or any form of field coagulum (tree lace, shell scrap, earth scrap etc.) is passed several times through heavy rollers called crepers and then air dried at ambient temperature. Skim crepe generally has a lower rubber content than the other grades of rubber.
Centrifuged latex is widely utilised in many industries, and is used to manufacture various products including surgical and industrial gloves, foam mattresses, balloons and condoms.