Latex Backing | Vytex Natural Rubber Latex

Latex Backing

Latex backing is used in many everyday products like rugs, carpet, flooring and even artificial turf have a latex backing. Exposure to this backing could be causing allergic reactions associated with latex allergies. If you experience watery eyes, itchy skin, sneezing, coughing, or even shortness of breath after being exposed to one of these products you could be allergic to latex. But there is a forthcoming solution.

Vytex® Natural Rubber Latex (NRL) is an eco-friendly latex material that has virtually undetectable levels of the antigenic proteins found in NRL. Produced through a novel, patented process, Vytex NRL retains all the positive qualities of latex – including barrier protection, tensile strength, elasticity, comfort and fit – with virtually undetectable levels of the antigenic proteins that can cause latex allergies.

The advantages of Vytex NRL include:

  • Retention of the desired characteristics of NRL
  • Considered safe for use by individuals who are not latex-sensitive
  • Reduces probability of developing latex allergies in non-sensitized individuals
  • Use as a standard NRL source material
  • Can replace traditional NRL in virtually any manufacturing environment

If you have experienced symptoms of latex allergy and you think it may be from latex backing, contact your physician and consider being tested for latex allergy. To learn how Vytex can be used in latex backing in rugs and carpets, please contact us.