What is Gutta-percha?


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Gutta-percha are the trees belonging to the Palaquium group and are widely known for the strong latex properties that their sap has. Gutta-percha trees are mainly found in Malaysia and the word itself comes from its name in Malay which is getah perca, meaning percha sap.

The word gutta-percha is also used for the strong latex substance the Gutta-percha trees produce. This substance was widely used in insulators and ornate furniture pieces during the 19th century until it was gradually replaced by other synthetic materials.

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