ERJ staff report (DS)
Atlanta, Georgia - Vystar Corp. said it has received its third US and first Chinese patent for its all-natural raw material. The company now has a total of five issued patents in the US and abroad that relate to Vytex NRL, with more than a dozen pending.
The new US patent expands the claims beyond just reducing proteins and recognizes that the process also reduces the level of non-rubber components in Vytex NRL. In October 2010, ASTM approved a new category of latex based upon a maximum non-rubber content of 0.5%, which is significantly lower than the maximum of 2.0% allowed in the other categories of latex.
The recently issued Chinese patent, recognises the validity of Vystar's second US Patent, which protects the process of producing Vytex NRL, and therefore extends patent protection to China.
Vystar said its product is the first and only commercially available NRL that qualifies for this new category.
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Press release from Vystar