ERJ staff report (BC)
Heanor, UK – Four D Rubber, a UK-based manufacturer of latex sheeting for the dental, fitness, clothing and industrial markets, is partnering with Yulex Corporation, an agricultural-based biomaterials company, to produce a plant-based, latex allergy-friendly dental dam.
The Yulex dental dam will be made from biorubber derived from the bark of the guayule plant. Guayule is a non-food desert shrub grown in the US.
Yulex applies materials science and techniques of sustainable agriculture and clean bioprocessing to replace imported hevea latex and synthetic materials.