Sri Lanka’s Rubber Heritage
Sri Lanka is one of the world’s foremost producers of rubber, with a rubber tradition dating back nearly 200 years to the colonial era. The rubber tapped in Sri Lanka’s vast plantations is considered to be of the highest grade and quality, conforming to stringent international standards.
As the 10th Largest Producers of Rubber Globally, Sri Lanka lays claim to several rubber-and latex based industries within its economy producing a range of sophisticated rubber products.
The country’s present production stands at about 100,000 metric tons of rubber annually, of which about 30% of the rubber production is exported in raw form while 70% is used by the domestic industries.
It is the highest quality of natural rubber thus generated that is sourced by Benham International (Pvt) Ltd. to manufacture the Gentelle Range of Rubber Based Products also known as Latex.