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… Read More »

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… 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… 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.

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.