Bitumix, the flagship Bitumen company in Sri Lanka, is ready with yet another star product in its product portfolio, catering to the rubber plantation sector. The company has recently established a modern manufacturing facility to produce high quality Bitumen based sealants for pasting rain guard covers above the tapping panel of the rubber tree.
Rubber plantations are reported to be benefitted by pasting rain guards recommended by the Rubber Research Institute (RRI) of Sri Lanka, which facilitates continuous tapping even during rainy season and as a result the estimated annual latex production yield can be increased significantly. While the local rubber sealant market has been dominated by imported products, Bitumix is expanding its product portfolio with a focus to produce locally manufactured sealants conforming to the highest international quality standards using a modern processing facility, proven product recipes and high quality raw materials, thereby reducing the necessity of importing such products to the country. The introduction of this product facility by Bitumix is very much in line with the Sri Lankan Government’s drive to save all important foreign exchange during these challenging times.
In the next step of this journey, the company also has the intention of aggressively looking for potential export markets for this product in natural latex producing countries. Bitumix has always been innovative in their business approaches by introducing a range of novel Bitumen based products used in road construction, building construction and industrial applications. The company possesses high quality testing facilities and all new product developments are carried out conforming to international standards through the hands of an experienced and well qualified staff.