DULUTH, Ga. (Jan. 16, 2009)—Vystar Corp. has signed an agreement with Centrotrade Minerals and Metals Inc. and Centrotrade Deutschland GmbH to distribute its Vytex Natural Rubber Latex to manufacturers worldwide.
Vytex NRL is a patented specialty chemical that Duluth-headquartered Vystar officials claim virtually eliminates allergy causing proteins found in latex. It can be applied to 40,000 products that contain latex, the company said.
Centrotrade will market and sell Vytex NRL to product makers using a vast distribution network, the firm said.
“This strategic alliance will help us bring multiple versions of Vystar NRL to the worldwide markets, offering the superior benefits of natural rubber latex without the proteins that can lead to allergies to millions of people,” Bill Doyle, president and CEO of Vystar, said in a prepared statement.
The company expects manufacturers to introduce the first products containing Vytex NRL in the spring. It said those will include condoms, examination gloves and cold seal adhesives used in food packaging.