What is latex foam?


Latex…The Origin

Natural latex is a milky substance harvested from rubber tree plants (Hevea brasiliensis). The plant is grown in tropical climate plantations, primarily in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Cambodia. Harvesting the liquid latex is similar to tapping trees for maple syrup; hence, no harm to the trees, providing a sustainable resource.
Nowadays Thailand has become the world number 1 natural latex producer and exporter.


The Natural Benefits

The superior property of natural latex foam is its unique molecular structure, which permits extreme stretching – up to 200% without breaking or any alterations in its original properties. Scientists have utilized these properties of high elasticity and superior resilience to the maximum advantage in making latex foam products. Natural latex foam has become the finest material in cushioning products. In addition to the superior resilience benefit, natural latex also has the properties to inhibit bacterial and fungal growth, which means it’s an inhospitable environment for bacteria and dust mites, protecting users from allergies and irritation.


At PATEX, we use only the finest 100% NATURAL LATEX to ensure maximum comfort while protecting our environment.