Why Natural Rubber?
Our company name, HEVEA, is from the Latin name for the rubber tree, Hevea Brasiliensis. The natural rubber it produces is the foundation of our product range. Using natural rubber, rather than synthetic rubber made from oil, acts against climate change by increasing the number of trees and cutting back on the use of fossil fuels.
Rubber trees have a straight trunk and grow an impressive 23 meters/75 feet or more over their lifetime, with mature trees having a diameter of around 90 cm/3 feet. The trees can be sustainably harvested for approximately 35 years.
Through exposure to sunlight, moist and fresh air, natural rubber has the ability to be broken down physically and chemically by micro-organisms. HEVEA products are made from the natural rubber sap and the wood, which is biodegradable.