Juice from the rubber tree
In our production we use natural latex as a binder and resilience enhancer in our rubberised and needled products. The 100% pure natural latex requires a minimum of vulcanizing agents. This is one of the secrets to the unsurpassed resilience and durability of our rubberized products.
We use a number of in house developed latex formulations. Each formulation has it’s own characteristics.
Sheets & Cores
Enkev produces natural latex in sheets and cores. This material feels extremely soft and supportive. It helps to relieve pressure points. It is antimicrobial, and resists mould and dust mites. Natural latex is a natural renewable material. 100% pure natural latex is inherently hypo-allergenic, anti-microbial and dust-mite-resistant, making it perfect for allergy sufferers or anyone simply wanting to breathe fresh, clean air while they sleep. In addition, natural latex is breathable, keeping you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Latex comes from the hevea brasiliensis, or the rubber tree, it is the most naturally durable cushioning material available. So while it might cost a little more initially, only latex will provide you with the perfect balance of comfort and support for years to come.
There is a wide range of sizes and densities available.
How Green is Natural Rubber?
The rubber tree grows completely naturally.
The tapping of the milk is also a completely natural process.
After tapping, ammonia is added for stability.
Some additives are added to prepare the rubber for vulcanising.
The vulcanising process itself consumes energy.
After their useful life, rubber products end up on landfills or in incinerators.
A lot of energy is recovered in the incinerator.
Natural rubber decomposes on a landfill, leaving some traces of chemicals behind. Synthetic rubbers will not decompose.
In conclusion, natural rubber is a great green alternative to synthetics.