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More about...Latex Finger Cots

General basic information about the material Natural Rubber Latex

  • Properties: rubber exhibits unique physical and chemical properties. Rubber's stress–strain is often modeled as hyperelastic.
  • Chemical...: natural rubber is an elastomer and a thermoplastic. Once the rubber is vulcanized, it turns into a thermoset.
  • Biosynthesis: rubber particles are formed in the cytoplasm of specialized latex-producing cells called laticifers within rubber plants.
  • Production: the three largest producers, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia, together for around 72% of all natural rubber production.
  • Cultivation: rubber latex is extracted from rubber trees. Many high-yielding clones have been developed for commercial planting.
  • Processing: latex is generally processed into either latex concentrate for manufacture of dipped goods or coagulated under controlled, clean conditions.
  • Uses: because of their electrical resistance, soft rubber goods are used as insulation and for protective gloves, shoes.. .
  • The coefficient of friction of rubber, which is high on dry surfaces and low on wet surfaces.
  • The top end of latex production results in latex products such as surgeons' gloves, condoms, finger cots and other high-value products.
  • Special washing processes ensure low ionic, non-volatile residue and particles levels.