HYTONE™ Natural Rubber Latex Film

A unique and proprietary manufacturing method allows The Hygenic Corporation® to produce natural latex film with exceptionally tight tolerances and many different thicknesses to meet most customers’ requirements. Because it is made primarily from pure natural rubber latex, its superior physical properties, when compared to calendered rubber film, make HYTONE™ latex film desirable in applications where high tensile strength, elongation and tear resistance are required. 

Our manufacturing process also allows us to make virtually any color. Hygenic latex film is available in widths up to 42” (1.07m) and can be slit, die cut, or otherwise manufactured to your unique requirements.

And talk about “green”! Natural rubber is inherently an environmentally friendly and biodegradable material. It is harvested from live trees that do not have to be cut down, which makes it a renewable resource.

Our custom rubber products can be manufactured to fit your needs. To view the physical characteristics of our most common formulations, please sign in or register first.

Q: What thicknesses of latex film are available?
Standard gauges are listed below. Custom gauges for our latex film are available upon special order.
0.006” (0.15mm)
0.008” (0.20mm)
0.010” (0.25mm)
0.012” (0.31mm)
0.014” (0.35mm)
0.020” (0.51mm)
0.025” (0.64mm)
0.030” (0.76mm)
0.040” (1.01mm)
0.050” (1.27mm)

Q: What lengths of latex film are available?
Lengths of our latex film vary depending on the thickness.  Standard lengths are 20 to 50 yard (18.28m to 45.72m) rolls.   Lengths tailored to your unique specifications are available.

Q: What latex film widths are available?
The standard width of latex film is 42” (1.07m).  Custom widths are available upon request.

Q: What colors of latex film are available?
Virtually any color latex film can be manufactured on a custom order basis.  We can even custom color match to your sample or PMS number.

Q: Is latex film powder free?
No.  It is necessary to apply some sort of release agent during the manufacturing process.


Q: Are there alternatives to the types of powder applied to the latex film?
Yes.  Please contact us to discuss alternatives.


Q: Can I have latex film made to a unique thickness?

Yes.


Q: Are custom compounds or formulations available for latex film?
Generally speaking, sheeting is flat material that is 0.020” (0.51mm) and thicker.  Latex film is flat material that is less than 0.020” (0.51mm) thick.

Q: Is your latex film FDA approved?
The FDA does not “approve” formulations or component type products.  Many of our products are listed with the FDA and have successfully been tested for use in medical applications. Please contact us for additional information.