Liquid Latex Profile
Tuesday, 22 October 2013 | Steve
Liquid latex is a rubber that is supplied in liquid form. Once the substance is applied it air dries in a matter of minutes to form a sheet of latex on any surface. Latex is a natural polymer which is derived from tree sap, and as such it has a base solvent of water. This means that it is one of the few compounds that are non-toxic in liquid and solid state.
Latex has the best memory of all the members of the rubberfamily, so it has a great ability to return to its original shape withoutpermanent distortion. However, latex is also the most sensitive of all therubbers and is prone to damage by oils, ozone and UV light.
Some of the key benefits of liquid latex are as follows:
Thickeners are available for the latex to increase viscosity for applying to vertical surfaces or when thicker layer application is required.