Deproteinized Natural Rubber Latex

Posted on: Sep 2, 2016

Natural Rubber Latex (NRL) is a constant and preferred raw material for latex end product manufacturers around the globe with its ready availability, ease of processing, and the excellent performance of latex end products in critical environments. However, the presence of non- rubbers, especially certain allergenic proteins, has inhibited its continued use in several existing products and entry into new applications.

The introduction of Vytex, which uses specially treated process, to target the surface and bound proteins of both the extractable (EP) and Rubber Bound (AP) proteins has met success with a variety of latex product end users, as the superior performance attributes of these Deproteinized Natural Rubber Latex (DPNRL) materials becomes better characterized. These improvements extend beyond the ultra low allergenicity of the DPNRL and include improved color, absence of rubber odor, and improved physicochemical attributes. Improved air and helium retentions results are reported. The potential to extend applications into other non-conventional areas other than latex end products is discussed.

For more information please read the Non Enzymatic Deproteinization of Natural Rubber Latex (DPNRL)
Enabling the Greater Versatility in End Product Applications

Vytex: An Eco-Friendly Alternative Raw Material

Posted on: Jul 14, 2016

Vytex®, harvested from the Hevea brasiliensis tree, has transformed ordinary latex using a patented process for the production of an ultra low antigenic protein natural rubber latex raw material. The science and applied technology behind its creation is multi-faceted and includes the use of insoluble aluminum hydroxide (Al(OH)3), well known for its protein binding characteristics, in a proprietary blend.

The colloidal and physical properties of this Al(OH)3 treated latex are presented and compared with standard CL60 lattices. Extensive field, laboratory and end-product manufacturer evaluations have been conducted globally leading to multiple United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) 510(k) filings for selected products. Please contact us for further details regarding the FDA and 510(k) filings.

Read More

Further Development of Vytex® Leads to Strong Niche Market Advances

Posted on: Jul 8, 2016

A major responsibility of manufacturing and/or marketing personnel is finding innovative techniques to differentiate their products vs. competition while driving down costs. Vytex was created to lessen the protein load in natural rubber latex for medical products, but has shown unique competitive advantages due to its versatility as a raw material regardless of end product application. The result of that extensive research led to, not only a nearly total protein reduction, but an overall 75% drop in non-rubber content, as noted by a recent ASTM categorization, which can now be targeted to all product manufacturers using NRL as a raw material. The aluminum hydroxide-treated multiple-patented process has shown an affinity for allowing a lower cost of production in various global industries and exhibits distinct improvements in product characteristics when compared to its untreated sibling, traditional natural rubber latex. While certain mainstream producers have already gravitated to the aluminum hydroxide-treated NRL, recently niche product producers have shown a keen interest in specific pre-compounded, further enhanced, specialty versions of aluminum hydroxide-treated NRL. This paper is designed to highlight the strong positive effects that such advances can have on future economic growth, the environment as we learn to use less toxic chemicals, and preservation of natural resources currently used to “clean” NRL.

Read More

An Innovative Source Material for Natural Rubber Products

Posted on: Jul 5, 2016

Vytex is a new product designed to offer a standardized source material for the production of natural rubber products using chemically modified NRL to significantly reduce its antigenic protein content. Vytex is commercially available and has significantly reduced in antigenic proteins and can be used in a wide array of commercial applications.

Read More

Balancing Material Acquisition and Production Costs

Posted on: Jul 1, 2016

The true cost of manufacturing is measured as the sum of the total costs throughout the production cycle. Sometimes more can be less. Water and energy stress caused by the growing global population is expected to reach historic proportions, driving supply down and costs up, and directly affecting business operations according to a recent United Nations report.

Read More

Vystar Focuses on Vytex Latex Commodities and Licensing; Exits Sleep Diagnostics

Posted on: Jun 6, 2016

DURHAM, NC and ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwired – Jun 6, 2016) – Vystar Corp. (OTC PINK: VYST) has closed its Kiron Sleep Lab LLC division in Durham, NC in order to focus on its core business of Vytex® environmentally friendly, ultra low protein natural rubber latex commodities and licensing business.

Read More

Vystar Appoints Dr. Keith Osborn to Board of Directors

Posted on: May 18, 2016

ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwired – May 18, 2016) – Vystar Corporation (OTC PINK: VYST) has named Keith D. Osborn, MD, to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

“We welcome Keith’s analytical and strategic insight as he transitions from a long-time, very engaged investor to even greater involvement as a member of our Board of Directors,” stated William Doyle, Vystar CEO. “Over the years, Keith has always provided a calm, introspective and forward thinking thought process and worked closely with us as we developed the prototypes for surgical and medical exam gloves and other products made with Vytex® natural rubber latex.”

Read More

Virtually Undetectable Proteins That Cause Latex Allergies

Posted on: Jan 21, 2016

Latex allergies are a serious, sometimes fatal reaction to the proteins found in natural rubber latex. According to the Mayo Clinic these types of allergies can include reactions such as rash, itchiness, difficulty breathing, wheezing, cough, and more. It’s been found that 3% of the general population (including 10% of condom users and 17% of healthcare workers) are sensitive to latex products. Because latex is used in so many products, this poses a significant health risk.

Read More

Vytex uses 66% Less Water Manufacturing Natural Rubber Latex Products.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2016

While fresh water is considered a renewable resource, access to fresh water is not always obtainable. Making clean fresh water a precious resource in many regions. We understand that clean water can be difficult to come by especially in developing countries.

Vytex technology leaves our products virtually free of allergy causing proteins and contaminates. By removing these proteins in the processing of Vytex, the products produced do not require additional rinsing and washing to remove residual proteins. In the case of manufacturing of gloves 66% less water is used when switching to Vytex than with conventional latex.

Vytex remains committed to sustainability with its products.

Game-Changing Low-, No-Ammonia and Low-, No-Nitrosamine Formulations

Posted on: Aug 6, 2015

Atlanta and Akron – Vystar Corp. (OTC Pink: VYST) Board of Directors Member and Research & Development Director Ranjit K. Matthan, Ph.D., will reveal ongoing developments in the formulation of Ultra Low Protein Latices (ULPL) with reduced or no ammonia and nitrosamines at the International Latex Conference session titled “Advances in Environmentally Friendly Ultra Low Protein Natural Rubber Specialty Latices” at 11:30 a.m., August 12th at the Hilton Akron/Fairlawn in Akron, Ohio. The significant advances in aluminum hydroxide-treated Ultra Low Protein Latices (ULPL) properties and applications are potential game-changers for the issues of volatile organic content and nitrosamines for some critical latex products, such as balloons, catheters, condoms, and other medical devices, as well as enabling cleaner and more sustainable work environments.

Read More