Dandelion – An Alternate to Natural Rubber

Rai S and Gurao V

Published on: 2019-11-05

Abstract

Dandelion also known as TKS (Taraxacum kok-saghyz), grown in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and northwest China and considered as a potential source of the 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 Aerospace and Auto-mobile industry applications. Any alternate to this engineering material is of great significance.