• Short Summary

    THE 1968 NATURAL RUBBER CONFERENCE IN KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, HAS SO FAR SPOTLIGHTED THE "UNFAIR" NATURE OF SYNTHETICS COMPETITION WITH NATURAL RUBBER.

  • Description

    THE 1968 NATURAL RUBBER CONFERENCE IN KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, HAS SO FAR SPOTLIGHTED THE "UNFAIR" NATURE OF SYNTHETICS COMPETITION WITH NATURAL RUBBER. BEFORE THE CONFERENCE OPENING SESSION YESTERDAY, DELEGATES WERE TAKEN ON A TOUR OF THE MALAYSIAN RUBBER RESEARCH INSTITUTE AND SHOWN VARIOUS METHODS OF RUBBER PRODUCTION.

    DELEGATES TO THE CONFERENCE SAW RUBBER TREES BEING PLANTED AND CARED FOR. THEY SAW THE TRADITIONAL METHODS OF RUBBER COLLECTION - TAPPING OF THE TREES AND COLLECTION OF THE RUBBER COAGULUM.

    MALAYSIA IS THE WORLD'S LARGEST SINGLE PRODUCER OF RUBBER, AND PROVIDES ABOUT 50 PER CENT OF WORLD OUTPUT. THE CULTIVATION OF RUBBER IN THE COUNTRY EXTENDS WELL OVER 4.5 MILLION ACRES.

    NATURAL RUBBER IS FACING STERN COMPETITION FROM THE SYNTHETIC PRODUCERS, AND FOR THIS REASON SPECIAL ATTENTION IS BEING GIVEN TO IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF PRODUCTION, PRINCIPALLY BY PLANTING HIGH YIELDING TREES.

    THE SIX-DAY CONFERENCE IN KUALA LUMPUR IS BEING ATTENDED BY SOME 450 DELEGATES FROM 29 COUNTRIES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8660BU496AZNPGO4ZXD260C4Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA8660BU496AZNPGO4ZXD260C4Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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