Vystar® Corporation — Creators of Vytex® Natural Rubber Latex (NRL)
Vytex® Natural Rubber Latex (NRL) (Vytex.com) is an eco-friendly natural rubber latex material with virtually undetectable levels of the antigenic proteins that can cause latex allergy. Vytex NRL is produced through a novel, multi-patented process owned by Vystar® Corporation.
- Vytex NRL can be substituted in more than 40,000 products where traditional latex or synthetics are used, from balloons to bandages.
- Manufacturing trials worldwide are underway using Vytex NRL as a main ingredient in numerous products including surgical and exam gloves, condoms, catheters, bandages, adhesives balloons and foam mattress/bedding products.
Unlike synthetic alternatives such as nitrile and neoprene, which are petroleum by-products, Vytex NRL is a green, all natural and renewable resource. Vytex NRL is biodegradable, odor-free and contains no VOCs or known human carcinogens.
Vytex NRL retains all the positive characteristics of natural rubber latex – including excellent liquid barrier protection, tactile sensitivity, elasticity, strength, comfort and fit – but has virtually undetectable levels of the antigenic proteins as measured by today's standard protein tests. Vytex NRL is a drop-in for most manufacturing applications without the need for changes in processes or additional capital equipment.
Vystar is a public, biotech company (OTCBB: VYST) headquartered in the Atlanta, GA metropolitan area. Vytex NRL is currently manufactured in Malaysia and soon other regions to meet the growing demand for Vytex NRL.
In January 2009, Vystar signed a 3-year worldwide distribution agreement with Centrotrade to provide full-service distribution, sales and technical support throughout North America and Europe exclusively for Vytex NRL. Manufacturers of products such as exam gloves, surgical gloves, adhesives, condoms, foams, elastic threads and more will benefit from Centrotrade’s local service and support.