Green Rubber Toys
The Green Rubber Toy Company Pvt Ltd is a manufacturer of natural rubber toys which is dedicated to offering a wide range of natural rubber toys for children and other animal rubber products for all ages. They are committed to producing toys of high quality that will provide fun and enjoyment for a long time. To achieve these aims they have established a manufacturing facility in Sri Lanka, near its capital Colombo. Sri Lanka offers both a plentiful supply of natural rubber and offers high class craftsmen who have been making toy and craft items by hand for a long time. These natural rubber toys are not only durable and reliable, but also safe and eco-friendly. They are made with materials that are free of any toxic additives and chemicals, making them a safe choice for playtime.
Natural Rubber & Production
A very brief history of rubber
Natural rubber was known to the indigenous peoples of the Americas long before the arrival of European explorers. In the 16th century it was reported that Mexican tribes people were playing with elastic balls.
In 1876, a cohort of British entrepreneurs illicitly transported rubber tree seeds from the Amazon to the British Botanical Gardens, where they developed durable hybrids that happened to do well in the British colonies in Southeast Asia. By 1910, the global rubber market's epicentre had moved from the Amazon to Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka.
Obtained through the coagulation of latex from the Brazilian rubber-tree (Hevea Brasiliensis), natural rubber was tapped from Amazonian trees. Charles Goodyear's process of vulcanization in the 1830s allowed rubber properties, such as elasticity and strength, to be vastly improved. This enabled rubber to withstand extreme temperatures and pressures, opening the door to a myriad of uses during the Industrial Revolution, such as tires, hoses, soles and fan belts. Motor vehicle tires quickly followed, transforming rubber into a necessity for the world.
The Modern World
Rubber toys used to be ubiquitous in households. They provided a safe, flexible playing experience; no matter how hard they were tossed they refused to inflict injury. It was their elasticity that allowed them to constantly return to their previous state whether they were pulled, twisted, or distorted. However, in the past 50 years, the trend of toy-making has ventured away from rubber towards plastics and other non-natural materials. This shift has resulted in fewer natural toys with pleasant qualities, such as rubber's ability to resist being damaged, being produced.
These toys are made of natural latex harvested from rubber trees, providing a flexible material that is safe for children. Additionally, this material is elastic and free of hazardous or unnatural chemicals, making it sustainable for long-term use. Rubber trees last approximately 12 years before being replaced by a new sapling, thus keeping the environment clean. Through all phases of rubber production, from harvesting to recycling, a minimal environmental impact is made. Children can play and learn safely with this ball and its non-toxic paint, as the bright, soft material is easily enjoyable.
Recently, the toy and education industries have rediscovered the advantages of natural rubber, in contrast to synthetic materials. Green Rubber Toys creates products in Sri Lanka using purely natural rubber grown in the region. The skilled, experienced makers take pride in their craftsmanship.