Virtually Undetectable Proteins That Cause Latex Allergies

Posted on: Jan 21, 2016

Latex allergies are a serious, sometimes fatal reaction to the proteins found in natural rubber latex. According to the Mayo Clinic these types of allergies can include reactions such as rash, itchiness, difficulty breathing, wheezing, cough, and more. It’s been found that 3% of the general population (including 10% of condom users and 17% of healthcare workers) are sensitive to latex products. Because latex is used in so many products, this poses a significant health risk.

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Vytex uses 66% Less Water Manufacturing Natural Rubber Latex Products.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2016

While fresh water is considered a renewable resource, access to fresh water is not always obtainable. Making clean fresh water a precious resource in many regions. We understand that clean water can be difficult to come by especially in developing countries.

Vytex technology leaves our products virtually free of allergy causing proteins and contaminates. By removing these proteins in the processing of Vytex, the products produced do not require additional rinsing and washing to remove residual proteins. In the case of manufacturing of gloves 66% less water is used when switching to Vytex than with conventional latex.

Vytex remains committed to sustainability with its products.