How do natural-rubber alternatives affect the hevea brasiliensis natural-rubber supply chain?

Alternatives to natural rubber sourced from havea brasiliensis, like guayule and taraxacum kok-saghyz (TKS) enable diversification of the supply chain, with reduced dependency on hevea brasiliensis.

These alternative sources of natural rubber offer similar benefits. Nonetheless, until there is scalability of these alternatives, hevea-sourced natural rubber will continue to be a primary component of the natural-rubber supply chain.