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Malaysia's Rubber Paint A First In The World


Last update: 14/02/2018

By Kurniawati Kamarudin

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- When it comes to choosing painting media, we tend to think of watercolour, acrylic or oil paint.

Malaysia is now coming up with another painting medium called natural rubber-based paint, and it is a first in the world.

Named 'Getah Colour' (patent pending), the innovative product is by the Malaysian Rubber Board and set to become the world's newest painting medium for visual arts.

HIGH POTENTIAL

With 30 percent of its composition comprising natural latex, natural rubber-based paint is more environmentally friendly when compared with acrylic paint, which is petroleum based. Oil paint, meanwhile, could be a potential health hazard, said the Malaysian Rubber Board Director General Datuk Dr Zairossani Mohd Nor.

Although it might be slightly different from acrylic, watercolour or oil colour, natural rubber-based paint do come with several benefits that makes it ideal as a learning medium for school children and amateurs.....