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rubber plant,

name for any plant that yields rubber, specifically the India-rubber tree (Ficus elastica), an Asian figfig,
name for members of the genus Ficus of the family Moraceae (mulberry family). This large genus contains some 800 species of widely varied tropical vines (some of which are epiphytic); shrubs; and trees, including the banyan, the peepul, or bo tree, and the
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, large tree (Hevea brasiliensis) of the family Euphorbiaceae (spurge family), native to tropical South America and the source of the greatest amount and finest quality of natural rubber.
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rubber plant

1. a moraceous plant, Ficus elastica, with glossy leathery leaves: a tall tree in India and Malaya, it is cultivated as a house plant in Europe and America
2. any of several tropical trees, the sap of which yields rubber
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Construction of the butyl rubber plant is in full swing at Jamnagar, its commissioning targeted for 2018.
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Project scope The scope of the project involves construction of a halobutyl rubber plant with associated facilities.
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Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) has announced it would build only one rubber plant project, in Jubail on Saudi Arabia's Gulf coast, instead of two as originally planned.
Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) said on Tuesday it would build only one rubber plant project, in Jubail on Saudi Arabia's Gulf coast, instead of two as originally planned.
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Bidding for the first contract to build a new rubber plant venture between US ExxonMobil Chemical and Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic) closed on December 15, two bidders said.
The largest investment project yet from Lanxess, its 400 million [euro] 100,000 tonnes capacity butyl rubber plant to be built in Singapore, has been delayed due to the global economic crisis.
Rubber plant (ficus elastica) -had vibrant coloured leaves.