Wet suit maker replaces CR with natural rubber

ERJ staff report (DS)

Ventura, Cailfornia – US based wet suit manufacturer Patagonia Inc., is starting to use guayule-based natural rubber in its wetsuits as a partial replacement for chloroprene rubber.

Jason McCaffrey, Patagonia’s surf director said, “After four years of working together, Patagonia and Yulex have co-developed a unique material that allows us to make a wetsuit that is 60% guayule (plant) based. Our goal is to have the formula be 100% plant based, but we feel that for now this new material is a…

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