Rubber is harvested mainly in the form of the latex
from the rubber tree or others. The latex is a sticky, milky colloid drawn off by making incisions in the bark and collecting the fluid in vessels in a process called "tapping". The latex then is refined into rubber that is ready for commercial processing. In major areas, latex
is allowed to coagulate in the collection cup. The coagulated lumps are collected and processed into dry forms. Natural rubber is used extensively in many applications and products. Rubber mats are made by molding the rubber into wonderful designs.