Latex Skin Irritation | Vytex Natural Rubber Latex

Latex Skin Irritation

Repeated exposure to the proteins found in latex products can cause irritations and allergies. There are more than 40,000 products that contain latex including balloons, condoms, surgical and exam gloves, pacifiers, baby toys, elastic threads in undergarments and adhesive bandages.

Vytex NRL is the future of latex. Our patented process has lowered the levels of harmful chemicals associated with latex. By lowering these unwarranted impurities, we have not sacrificed the positive characteristics of latex, including superior barrier protection, tactile sensitivity, comfort, elasticity and fit. Because latex skin irritation is a common problem, more individuals are educating themselves on ways they can lower the risk of irritations.

The advantages of Vytex NRL include:

  • Vytex NRL can replace traditional natural rubber latex in virtually any manufacturing environment.
  • Vytex NRL retains the desired characteristics of natural rubber latex and is considered safe for use by individuals who are not natural rubber latex sensitive.
  • Vytex NRL can be adopted as a standard NRL source material due to its low antigenic proteins and the reduced probability of developing latex allergies in non-sensitized individuals.
  • In the healthcare arena, the cost of gloves made of Vytex NRL raw material will be in line with that of traditional latex surgical glove raw material and substantially less costly than most synthetic surgical gloves.
  • It is anticipated that manufacturing costs will be positively impacted due to a reduced need for post treatment – such as excessive washing, chlorination and leaching – of latex products to reduce proteins.

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