Improving latex extraction technology by debarking guayule

  • 29 pages

  • Published: 2 Apr 2015

  • Author(s): Bedane, G.M., Gupta, M., George, D

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Guayule is a member of the sunflower family, Asteraceae, and belongs to the genus Parthenium. Out of the 16 species of Parthenium, it is the only one known to produce rubber in any significant quantity (Siddiqui and Locktov 1981). This report discusses the development of an efficient guayule debarking systems, evaluates the effectiveness of the technology and provide appropriate recommendations as to how it can be used to advance commercialisation of guayule.