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Dandelion – An Alternate to Natural Rubber

Vaibhav Gurao, Sandeep Rai


Dandelion also known as TKS (Taraxacum kok-saghyz), grown in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and North West China and considered as potential source of alternate of Natural Rubber (NR). This review briefly described the plantation conditions, chemistry, extraction, various application and future scope of this natural polymer. NR is considered very important industrial material, especially for the Aerospace and Auto-mobile industry applications. Any alternate to this engineering material is of great significance.


Dandelion, Natural Rubber,Taraxacum kok-saghyz, Auto-mobile industry

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