That just doesn't make sense to me. Why would China buy out all the latex? ****, China makes just about everything we use in everyday life anyways. So it's not like they're hurtin'. This angers me and I've yet to actually use latex. Sucky.
ill tell ya why they would do it gary. just what art said they buy it all up then sell it back to us for even more. i havent had to pour anything myself yet so ive only needed small amounts to do repairs and seams. fortunatly i got some good stuff for that.
Art where did you hear this in the first place? From what I've heard latex only stays good even in the container for so long. Also since it's a natural resource it isn't like they have all the latex made available. Too many industries use it in different fields. Medical golves, latex for moviescostumes, sheet latex for clothes, costumes, Rubies masks, ect. I doubt they could get all the latex. Besides if they watered down what they bought it would come back to bite them in the ass with the drop in quality and the subseqent drop in sales.
I just got in a new batch of latex in today
it did have a big price jump
$2.00 a gal.
thats not to bad most of that is shipping cost
as for China,NOT TRUE
we get latex from the manufacture not a distrubutor
if you need latex let us know
One more reason to pre-emptively bomb them. If there are other sources, especially domestic ones like the one mosterroom is referring to that people over here will only buy from, the Chinese will have to lower their prices. But---if domestic supplies are short---the price goes up anyway.