Now, old rub­ber trees need not be cut for tim­ber.

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They can be made to yield pre­cious latex even if they are more than 50 years old. This is with the use of a new tech­nol­ogy de­vel­oped in Malaysia, us­ing an ap­pa­ra­tus called He­vea H288. This in­stru­ment in­jects eth­yl­ene gas that will stim­u­late latex flow even in old trees. The tech­nol­ogy was in­tro­duced by Zetryl Chem Ph­lip­pines.

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