Latex Bulletin

Weekly updates delivering an overview of the latest literature on latex. From the world's largest database dedicated to polymer literature.

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This Polymer Bulletin is a current awareness service from the Polymer Library, the world's largest database dedicated to polymer literature. Each time the abstracts database is updated with new records (every week) you will be sent a bulletin alerting you to any items that relate to latex.


Although the term latex is most commonly associated with the natural substance harvested from rubber trees, there are also many synthetic polymer dispersions which also fall into this category. All latex contains small polymer particles which are dispersed in liquid (usually water). Latices can be mixed in with other substances to produce liquid products like coatings and paints, they can be used to make solid products through basic processing and drying, e.g. in dipped goods like latex gloves or they can be further vulcanised to produce sturdier solid products like tyres. Even though latices have been in use for hundreds of years there is still plenty of development work going on today, particularly with water-based synthetic latex in order to avoid the use of solvents. Additionally, the issue of allergies to natural latex drives research into alternative products.

A Current Awareness service from Rapra may be just what you need to update your knowledge with ease and accuracy without having to waste time, effort and money finding the information yourself.

If there are many people within your organisation who would benefit from this information then get in touch to talk to us about our multi-recipient bulletin.

You can also request samples of this bulletin.