Protein-free natural latex launched at International Latex Conference
By Liz White, ERJ staff
Charlotte, North Carolina-Atlanta-based Vystar Corp. says its revolutionary new Vytex natural rubber latex â€¦[gained] an enthusiastic welcome at the International Latex Conference.â€
Vystar representatives gave a paper on this novel protein-free NR latex and its properties and uses, which produced a lot of interest from delegates, the firm said.
"Conference participants were particularly eager to understand that our process gets antigenic protein levels (the proteins that cause allergic reactions) down below ranges standard tests currently label as 'undetectable,'" said Vystar president and ceo Travis Honeycutt, in a statement on the material.
"They also honed in on how Vytex natural rubber latex can replace traditional natural rubber latex in virtually any manufacturing environment," Honeycutt added.
Proprietary Vytex technology denatures the 240 potentially antigenic proteins normally found in processed latex by altering their stereochemistry, thus reducing their ability to generate an immune response,â€ the presentation explained.
Download the paper from the Vytex website www.vytex.com or from the conference website at www.rubbernews.com/conferences/2005/latex/
The International Latex Conference is organised by ERJ's sister publication Rubber & Plastics News.