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™.
- 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.
Consumer goods and appliances
- Medical supplies
- Hand protection
Commercial & Industrial
- Office supplies
Color reference chart
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NATLEX™ can be formulated to be compliant with certain guidelines.
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NATLEX™ can be tested on demand for various properties.
- Swollen diameter
- Mechanical stability
- Flame retardancy
- Total solids
- Bond strength
- Weight per gallon