Table nbsp Type of energy use in rubber product
Rubber mills use predominantly diesel, A 412997 and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). The production of ammonia and chemicals predominantly takes place at the stage of using concentrated latex. In Sri Lanka raw dry rubber is produced and it is used in the production of tyres, tubes, toys, shoes and other different types of productions as raw materials. Some factories produce concentrated latex to make surgical gloves and hospital gloves, condoms, balloons and other rubber products. In the Sri Lankan context, there was no alternative to living with climate change. But such option is essential though its contribution is negligible to global warming and human beings are highly vulnerable to climate change.
Table 1 reflects the energy consumption of the rubber industry. Based on the estimates of Central Bank of Sri Lanka, the industrial sector contributes about 30 percent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and rubber based products contributes about 5 percent (Jayawardena, 2013). Results denote that the industry has consumed a significant amount of energy in terms of the rupee.