How do products made from Vytex® NRL behave upon aging?

Vytex NRL is 'passivated' during treatment, which reduces its sensitivity to UV and IR frequencies. It maintains its strength during artificial heat aging, which enhances the barrier protection properties over Hevea natural rubber latex. Our test results indicated condoms made with Vytex NRL were 30% stronger than condoms made from Hevea natural rubber latex when aged for 100°C for 22 hours and exam gloves made with Vytex NRL aged under similar conditions had a 32% lower initial modulus compared Hevea NRL. The Vytex process removes and deactivates those molecular species vulnerable to free radical breakdown.