What is latex foam?

What is latex foam?

Latex foam is a 100% natural foam that is made using sap from the rubber tree.

Our latex foam is made using the Dunlop process, which is the most energy efficient method of producing latex foam.

How Latex is Made:

The process starts by tapping rubber trees and extracting the tree’s white milk-type sap, similar to the way maple syrup is collected from maple trees. While the latex is in liquid form, it is foamed and poured into a mold where it is then moved into a vulcanization oven. After this process, the foam is thoroughly washed to remove excess soaps and materials while retaining its elasticity and durability. After washing, the foam is dried at a high temperature to remove all moisture from the final product.

The technique for tapping latex from rubber trees eliminates the need to cut down the tree for extraction, creating a sustainable material sourcing process.

What are the benefits:

  • Carcinogen free
  • Biodegradable
  • High density and springy consistency- made to last
  • Naturally resistant to bacteria, mildew, and mold
  • Breathable

Fun fact: These rubber trees account for the removal of 143 metric tons of Carbon Dioxide from the environment every year!

Shop our natural foam play mats for infants here, or request a sample here.


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