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 report.