Use of rubber latex in combination with starch
May 7, 2002
A thin walled rubber latex material is disclosed suitable for forming gloves, and the like. A thin walled material is formed using sulfur-free, oxygen-donating curing agents such as butyl peroxides, alkyl peroxides and peroxyesters so that the material is not chemically reactive with other substances that may be contacted by the material during subsequent use of same. The material is also formed using non-amine antioxidants so that it is substantially free of nitrosamines, and the material is also provided with a heat resistant and water resistant coating which blocks transfer of latex proteins from the material to persons who contact the materials over prolonged periods of time.