A form of gutta-percha, of a lower grade, from the Malayan Archipelago, exported in considerable quantities for the manufacture of chewing gums. Of a grayish-white color, it is generally formed into flat slabs which are usually packed into bags or wooden cases, and as jelutong has certain objectionable qualities, these packings are often rotted before discharge. Jelutong has a relatively high moisture content and is subject to considerable loss of weight, which can occur in a very short time; particular attention should be paid to stowage and storage. Jelutong should not be stowed close to any delicate goods, including rubber, which will become moldy. Liable to loss through drainage if subjected to high temperatures.
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