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Fetish Model Mosh posing in a latex dress for a MJTrends ad.

The background of latex sheeting

Where does Latex Sheeting Come From?

The primary source of latex comes from the rubber tree (Hevea Brasiliensis), and though latex is also contained in the roots, stems, branches, bark, leaves, and fruit of many other different plants, it is primarily derived from the rubber tree. Most of the world’s commercial latex is exported from SouthEast Asia – Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and other countries in that region. The rubber tree orginated from Brazil, but that country no longer plays a major role in the commercial export of latex.

How is Latex Sheeting Made?

To get to the latex, rubber tappers cut light slits into the bark of the rubber tree in the early morning, because the latex drips best when the air is cool. The latex drips into cups attached to the tree for a few hours. At this stage, the latex is about two-thirds water with small amounts of rubber. Once collected, the latex drippings are taken to a rubber factory to heat and mix. It is combined with acid, air and other ingredients at very hot temperatures, turning it to a liquid rubber which coagulates to form solid curds, or crude rubber. It is during this heating stage when the latex is vulcanized, adding sulfur to form a harder and more stable product. Latex that is not vulcanized gets sticky when it is hot and brittle when it is cold. Once the crude rubber has been produced, the liquid rubber can be turned into any shape, but is most often pressed through rollers first to remove excess liquid, turning it to paper thin sheets. These are hung to dry, then packed in rolled bolts for shipment to rubber manufacturers.

Synthetic rubber, which now makes up about 65 percent of the market, is made by emulsifying two chemicals, butadiene, and styrene, both made from oil. It is most commonly used in the tire industry.

What is Latex Used For?

Thousands of products are made from rubber. Automobile tires, tennis shoes, belts, band-aids, boots, raincoats, combs, balls, rafts, toys, paints, and mattresses. The list goes on and on.

Latex also has many uses in the medical field, such as condoms, tubing, and sterile surgical gloves for use in hospitals and doctors offices. It’s used in sports equipment and sterile food packaging. Perhaps the most interesting use is as garments for rubber fetishists.

Latex sheeting is sold to manufacturers who cut and then glue the material into custom made clothing. Latex in its liquid form can also be used with molds to create seamless garments. The molds are dipped and set aside to dry. The latex is then peeled from the molds. Gloves, stockings, and a variety of other items can be made using this process.

The English word “rubber” was first used in the 18th Century when an English chemist discovered that latex could “rub out” pencil marks!

Latex fabric is obtained from fiber made from latex, a colorless or milky sap of certain plants. It is usually used with other fibers to make fabrics like spandex and foundation garments. Latex fabric is waterproof and natural rubber is heat resistant.

Please visit our sponsor: MJTrends.com if you are interested in purchasing latex sheeting.  MJTrends has a variety of colors and thicknesses available for purchase and you can also find a wealth of knowledge at their site on making latex clothing.

Model wearing white latex fetish stockings for MJTrends ad.

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