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The natural latex specialty material.

OVERVIEW

The natural latex ​specialty material.

Natural latex is used extensively in many applications and products, either alone or in combination with other materials. In most of its useful forms, it has a large stretch ratio, excellent elasticity, and tensile strength, and is extremely waterproof.

NATLEX™ is sourced from natural latex, a milky white liquid that is collected by cutting thin strips in the bark of the Hevea Brasiliensis rubber tree.

How does it work?

Natural latex is placed into a centrifuge, stabilizers are added, and the latex is mixed to increase the rubber content. The latex is then custom

compounded with the addition of other water-based raw materials to achieve the desired performance characteristics of the final end product, NATLEX™.

Main features

  • Formulated for a wide variety of market applications and processing methods.
  • Optimized for applications including cohesives, adhesives, dipping compounds, slush casting, mold making, sealants, binders, and coatings.
  • Used to produce flexible and durable end materials/products.
  • Can be custom formulated as pre-vulcanized compounds.
  • Works well in low temperatures.
  • Resistance to wear and tear, and can provide flame retardancy.
  • Offers great tensile strength and elongation properties.
  • Formulated with Low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC).
  • Yields excellent surface reproductions and fine detail.
  • Applied by spray, brush, or automated coating lines.
  • Processing aids and specialty additives are available.

TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

Consumer goods and appliances

  • Medical supplies
  • Recreational
  • Toys
  • Hand protection

Commercial & Industrial

  • Packaging
  • Office supplies
  • Furniture
  • Adhesives


COLOR OPTIONS

Color reference chart

Get inspired by a broad range of standard colors.

Visit our Color Finder page for inspiration.

Custom formulations

Talk to your coating expert regarding custom formulations to fit your exact needs.


RESOURCES

Compliance

NATLEX™ can be formulated to be compliant with certain guidelines.

Ask our experts to see what different types of compliance, certification, or accreditation are available for your product.


PROVEN PERFORMANCE

NATLEX™ can be tested on demand for various properties.

  • Tensile​
  • Tear​
  • Elongation​
  • Swollen diameter​
  • Mechanical stability​
  • Flame retardancy
  • Total solids​
  • Viscosity​
  • pH​
  • Hardness​
  • Bond strength​
  • Weight per gallon