A milky or colored juice in certain plants in cavities (called latex cells or latex tubes). It contains the peculiar principles of the plants, whether aromatic, bitter, or acid, and in many instances yields caoutchouc upon coagulation. The lattex of the India rubber plant produces the rubber of commerce on coagulation.
Any aqueous emulsion of finely divided rubber or plastic particles, especially such an emulsion used as a base for paint; as, a latex paint.
Natural rubber latex (NRL) has been used commercially for more than 100 years. Latex is derived from the milky sap of the Hevea brasiliensis tree, found originally in tropical climates of South America and now grown in Southeast Asia. Malaysia is currently the primary source of most of the worlds' raw latex. Latex is everywhere. Thousands of consumer and healthcare products contain natural rubber latex. Latex gloves were first introduced for surgery in 1890. Latex due to its extreme usefulness and cost effectiveness has infiltrated into virtually every aspect of the health care arena. On the down side, allergic reactions to latex usage is not uncommon.. For more information, go to: www.nursingceu.com/NCEU/courses/latex/index.htm
A synthetic rubber used in products such as gloves and condoms, to provide a barrier to infection
a colloidal dispersion of a polymer or elastomer in water which coagulates into a film upon evaporation of the water.
Any stable dispersion of insoluble polymer particles in a water system. Generally an emulsion of a high molecular weight polymer in water, often formed by emulsion polymerization of the monomer(s).
A thin type of rubber used to make condoms. If used correctly condoms that are made of LATEX can prevent pregnancy as well as the TRANSMISSION (spread) of STDs.
A natural foam product often used to make premium quality latex foam mattresses.
A thick white or whitish liquid produced by certain plants. For example, Antiaris toxicaria and Bridelia micrantha both have a latex sap. A more popular example is the rubber tree ( Hevea braziliensis). Some types of latex can be harmful, especially if the latex gets into the eyes.
comes from the rubber tree which only grows within about 700 miles from the equator. Latex is used in a wide variety of products from rubber bands to rubber gloves to latex used in mattresses.
An adhesive that is a colloidal dispersion of solid polymer particles in water.
This glue is used to secure a heavy cloth backing to hooked rugs, and to secure face yarns. Latex backed rugs must not be cleaned using petroleum based solvents. MEDALLION If a design has a large enclosed portion, usually in the center, it is called the medallion Typical shapes are circles, diamonds, octagons and hexagons. POLYPROPYLENE - A synthetic fiber that is colorfast, mold and mildew resistant, with excellent wearability and is easily cleaned.
Latex is used in condoms, dental dams and gloves, and is the safest barrier against sexually transmitted diseases, latex is an emulsion of rubber or plastic globules in water, and the material will break down when exposed to heat, oil and oil-based lubricants. Some people are allergic or sensitive to latex, and can use polyurethane condoms instead.
a viscid, milky juice secreted by some seed plants. It is the source of rubber.
with regard to fungi, a milky liquid which is exuded and coagulates into rubber when the fruitbody is cut
A milky usually white fluid that is produced by cells of various seed plants (as of the milkweed, spurge, and poppy families) and is the source of different forms of rubber.
Also known as rubber or natural latex. Latex is a milky fluid derived from the rubber tree. It is used in a wide variety of consumer products, including rubber gloves, tubing, rubber bands, etc.
Foam manufactured from natural rubber.
a sap from trees; used to make rubber or plastic products such as tires, gloves, and paint
A type of rubber used in the fetish fashion world for a skintight fit. It is also used in sex toys where it is lifelike in feeling, but is also absorbent enough to wreak havoc on lubes. Unlike latex, silicone, its fellow sex toy material, needs very little cleaning.
The liquid that oozes from certain mushrooms when they are cut or bruised, especially Lactarius.
The dispersion in water of a solid polymeric material (rubber or plastic) used to make emulsion paints, adhesives and other products.
Rubber material used for insulation of wire.
(r) colloidal aqueous dispersion of rubber.
A water dispersion of high polymers from sources related to natural or synthetic rubber. Used in paper manufacturing for such purposes as a coating, adhesive and barrier.
Several definitions apply, although the two most important are as follows: 1. A dispersion of particles of polymeric material suspended in water by emulsifiers and surfactants and used in the manufacturer of water-based paints, adhesives and sealants. 2. A general term describing any system using a water-based latex emulsion as its binder.
a whitish substance produced by certain kinds of trees and used to make rubber..... return
a milky exudate from certain plants that coagulates on exposure to air
a water-base paint having a latex binder
a colloidal suspension of very small polymer particles in water and is used to make rubber
a colloid composed of a dispersion of ultramicroscopic resin particles in a water medium
a water emulsion of such polymers
A natural rubber product which is not related to polyurethane foam.
A natural foam from the rubber tree or synthetic rubber, product used for some premium foam mattresses.
Originally, the juice of the rubber tree from which natural rubber was recovered. Later the term was applied to any fine dispersion of rubber, natural or synthetic, in water. .
a milky white fluid extracted from the rubber tree Hevea brasiliensis that contains the rubber material cis-1,4 polyisoprene.
A synthetic water based Paint
A synthetic rubber adhesive applied to the tufted primary backing to lock the tufts into place and serve as an adhesive filling between the primary and secondary backing.
The common generic term referring to water based paints. More accurately it is an obscure resin that was used in used in
In its pure foam, natural latex is the milky white liquid consisting of minute rubber particles that is tapped from the trunks of mature rubber trees. The natural latex is usually blended with other additives. This blended mixture is then turned into latex foam in giant mixers using the Talalay production process. Products are then moulded. This natural rubber product is not related to polyurethane foam.
synthetic rubber (what most condoms are made from)
Aqueous colloidal emulsion of rubber (natural or synthetic) or of certain plastics. Generally refers to the emulsion obtained from a tree or plant or produced by emulsion polymerization.
Milky juice produced by plants.
A natural foam product often used in the construction of premium latex foam mattresses.
a generic term describing stable dispersions of resin particles in a water system.
Water-based paint or finish. Generally non-toxic and easy to clean up.
Latex is a thin, stretchy rubber material with a shinny finish that is used in making some clothing. Clothing, usually Clubwear, made of Latex is very form fitting, stretching to match every curve and can be very sexy. There is also Liquid Latex which is like a paint that is used by many to paint on their bodies and look as though they are wearing clothes.
Emulsion of synthetic rubber or plastic, used in rug adhesives.
milky substance some trees produce that hardens when exposed to air
water based acrylic paint or stain
A milky-white, fine dispersion of a solid resin in an aqueous medium. Also used to describe water-thinned paints, the principal vehicle of which is latex.
(1) Stable dispersion of a polymeric substance in an essentially aqueous medium. (2) Fine dispersion of rubber or resin, natural or synthetic, in water; the synthetic is made by emulsion polymerization. (Strictly speaking, after polymerization a latex is a solid dispersed in water, and therefore is not an emulsion. Latex and emulsion are often used synonymously in the paint industry.)
Man-made material developed as an alternative to natural rubber - known for its non-porous, waterproofing qualities—used in home furnishings for moisture-protection in waterproof mattress pads, and as a non-skid backing on mats and rugs.
A milky, rubbery fluid found in several seed plants. Originally, latex meant the natural rubber dispersion as it came from the tree. Today, it includes synthetic rubbers or other polymers dispersed in water.
See "Rubber Wear".
Latex paint uses water as the solvent and is commonly referred to as water-based paint.
a water dispersion of a polymer; Natural Rubber is obtained from a rubber tree in the form of a latex, but synthetic latices have been produced for many years
Latex, as found in nature, is the milky sap from the sap of the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis) and other plants. Often used in Fetish cloths.
A very flexible, natural rubber. Used in the gaskets for dry-suits, it requires care, as it is somewhat fragile.
The protein, starches and resins secreted by cells of certain plans such as milkweed, rubber tree and poppy.
A natural foam from the rubber tree or a synthetic rubber. Latex is often used in premium foam mattresses. Find a latex mattress.
Latex is made with rubber and thus has rubber-like qualities. Used in some elastics to provide greater elasticity. Breaks down easily when exposed to sun and body moisture. Many are allergic to direct contact of latex on their body. For these people, spandex is an alternative.
A molding, and sometimes a casting, elastomer which is applied as a liquid solution of pre-vulcanized rubber particles. As soon as the solvent evaporates, the rubber particles bond into a solid layer.
A water emulsion of a synthetic rubber or plastic obtained by polymerization and used especially in coatings and adhesives.
Natural rubber. Excellent abrasion, cut and tears resistance with outstanding grip and temperature resistance, but poor flame resistance
Milky fluid produced in numerous plants and fungi, containing a mixture of substances such as sugars, starch grains, mineral salts and alkaloids, etc. Usually white, sometimes colourless, reddish, or yellowish. Stored in lactifers in plants and latex ducts in fungi. The latex of Brazilian rubber trees (Hevea brasiliensis) is used in commercial rubber production. Chicle, which used to be used in the production of chewing gum is from the latex of Achras zapota.
a type of rubber used to make condoms, medical gloves, and other very thin, flexible materials.
A water emulsion of synthetic rubber, natural rubber or other polymer used in carpet manufacturing, to laminate backing to carpet.
a type of rubber used to make male condoms and other methods of birth control Some people, particularly health care providers, develop allergies to this substance and must avoid birth control methods that use it.
A stable dispersion of a polymer substance in an aqueous medium. A common term for water reducible coatings.
The production of latex involves the use of nitrosamines and their precursors, which are known to be potent cancer-causing substances. These chemicals are added to increase the strength and elasticity of the final product, such as rubber nipples on baby bottles. Unfortunately, wear and tear can cause rubber nipples to release nitrosamines and their precursors as a baby suckles. Studies show that the precursors actually transform into nitrosamines when they are exposed to saliva.
Natural rubber latex is a milky sap-like substance produced by the rubber tree called Hevea brasiliensis, found in Southeast Asia, India and South America. When the trunks of these rubber trees are tapped, they produce latex. This latex is then collected and used in manufacturing.
An emulsion of rubber or resin particles dispersed in an aqueous medium.
A water emulsion of synthetic of synthetic rubber, natural rubber, or other polymer. In carpet, latex is used for laminating secondary backings to tufted carpet, backcoating carpet and rugs, and for manufacturing foamed cushion.
An emulsion in water of a polymer such as Acrylics, PVA (Polyvinyl Acetate), Styrene Acrylic, etc.
A general term for a suspension of solid rubber or plastic particles in water.
The milky sap of certain plants.
the sap of the rubber tree which is used to make products such as balloons, rubber catheter and enema devices, surgical gloves, condoms, etc.
a milky liquid or â€˜sapâ€™ that is produced in nature by many plants in response to injury
Stable dispersion of polymeric solids in an aqueous medium.
Any of several naturally occurring milky saps containing hydrocarbons that tend to congeal into plastic masses upon exposure to air. Modern latex resins are produced synthetically with the largest application area being water-based architectural coatings.
Natural latex rubber is manufactured from a variety of plants, but mainly from the rubber tree, Hevea brasiliensis, found in Southeast Asia, India and South America. Like maple trees, rubber trees are tapped to collect their milky sap-like liquid. Latex exam gloves are made by dipping molds that look like hands into containers of liquid latex and chemicals. Once hardened, the finished product is stripped off the mold, packaged and sterilized.
Latex rubber comes from a tree. When you're advised to use a latex condom, it means you should not use "lambskin" condoms, which are made from sheep intestines. Latex is a strong, flexible material. It's also a good barrier to most sexually transmitted viruses since bacteria are too big to pass through the microscopic holes in the material. The animal tissue from which some condoms are made has microscopic holes big enough for some of these pathogens to pass through. Condoms made of polyurethane -- a synthetic material -- are a good alternative to latex for people who have a latex allergy.
A water-thinned paint, such as polyvinyl acetate, styrene butadiene, or acrylic.
Milky sap which exudes from cut surfaces of a few house plants, such as Ficus elastica decora and Euphorbia.
A stretch rubber type material.
milky emulsion or suspension formed by some seed plants; contains suspended particles of natural rubber or related compounds
fluid often milky that oozes from cut surfaces in some species. Characteristic of Lactarius
Rubber derivative commonly found in hospitals in surgical gloves, catheters and intravenous drip-sets. May cause severe allergic reactions during operations.
The milky liquid in plants like the rubber tree and dandelion. An emulsion of rubber particles in water.
A milky liquid containing resins, proteins, etc. which is found in certain trees and plants which is used as the basis in rubber and tries to a rubbery consistency.
Latex is a milky substance that is tapped from rubber trees.
Latex, as found in nature, is the milky sap of many plants that coagulates on exposure to air. It is a complex emulsion in which proteins, alkaloids, starches, sugars, oils, tannins, resins and gums are found. In most plants, latex is white, but some have yellow, orange, or scarlet latex.
Latex is a name collectively given to a group of similar preparations consisting of stable dispersions of polymer microparticles in a liquid matrix (usually water). The name comes from the superficial similarity with rubber latex.