BIODEGRADABLE PLANT-BASED RUBBER
(CLOSED CELL FOAM RUBBER)
Made from FSC RUBBER COMPOUND.
This fabric is Yulex Pure™ which is a natural plant-based foam rubber harvested from rubber trees that are FSC certified. Yulex Pure™ is the world’s first high performing, non-sensitizing, 100% plant-based, ultra-pure natural rubber, sustainably sourced, and proudly produced in the United States of America.
Perfect to replace standard neoprene foams on sustainable projects as the properties match synthetic neoprene in terms of tensile strength, tear strength, and elasticity, yet unlike synthetic neoprene it is plant based and chlorine free.
When compared to synthetic neoprene, Yulex also generates much less CO2 during the manufacturing process and the rubber plantations are sustainably managed and FSC accredited with the help and support of local communities.
Fabric Sample is Black 2-way stretch 100% biodegradable rubber plus with add an extra layer that is a laminated recycled polyester with colours or it can be printed to your own pattern. Lamination glue is AquaAlfa water-based glue so there are no more harmful solvents and odours. See further details below.
PRODUCT 1. Yulex Pure™
Closed cell foam is produced with purified FSC rubber compound
Sheet’s size: approximately 120cm x 210cm +/- 5%
Sheet’s thickness*: 1.5mm and up
*thickness is referred to foam only, tolerance +/-0.5mm
PRODUCT 2. - Available soon
LEXCELL™ made with Yulex™ with recycled fabrics
Cost is 120cm x 210cm Per sheet increases when we order more – this is the basic cost per metre once we reach 20 metres. Note price is given US$ and the exchange rate to aud$ is as of April 2020.
Can be done like this with the combination of Yulex Pure and rPET printed layer adhesed to the rubber however this product uses 15% synthetic rubber which we do not need to and use 100% biodegradable FSC rubber.
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WHAT IS YULEX?
Yulex biodegradable plant rubber is made from Guayule (Parthenium argentatum). This material is designed to replace traditional tropical- or petroleum-based rubber in consumer, industrial, and medical products, with the residual agricultural materials utilized as a feedstock for bioenergy.
Sheets are laminated on one face or on both faces with jersey made from thin recycled polyester rPET.
Lamination glue is water based (AquaAlfa)
Large range of jerseys and large range of colours.
Lead time is approximately 8 weeks
Minimum order quantity (MOQ) is 20 sheets per item
ORDER VIA 20 sheets or EXPRESSION OF INTEREST.
Minimum orders of sheets is 20 therefore order options are:
1. place a full order of 20 sheets for sampling
2. Place and Expression of Interest to order 2 sheets and when we reach the 20 sheet minimum we will send you an invoice and place a combined order for sampling.
All natural rubber materials are made better by being put through Yulex’s proprietary purifying process.
The Yulex Pure Process removes over 99.9% of natural rubber harmful impurities, including proteins and increases its performance characteristics and physical properties (green strength, tensile, elongation, modulus, etc).
Our research and development for optimizing guayule natural rubber led Yulex to develop this process for the refinement of other natural rubber materials. We achieve these purified materials by means of refinement rather than by addition of chemicals or heavy metals.