Yulex is an FSC certified natural rubber which produces 80% less CO2 emissions than Neoprene in its manufacturing process. Unlike neoprene, Yulex is 100% plant based, requiring no mining, drilling or non-renewable resources like petroleum or limestone.
It's non-sensitizing, meaning it won't trigger certain latex allergies the way neoprene can. In extreme contrast, production of Yulex is a zero waste process and is ultimately biodegradable.
Yulex does not contribute to the alarming health risks created by chloroprene, the primary component in rubber neoprene. The EPA has found that in the area surrounding the only neoprene manufacturer in the U.S., the risk of cancer is more than 50 times the national average. Yulex eliminates this health concern by using bio-based materials and a novel manufacturing process for high performance foams, demonstrating a commitment to the health of communities.