In the Chlorination process the latex is put through
a chemical bath which is basically a mix of chlorine and ammonia. The process
allows chlorine molecules to bond with the outer most layer of latex molecules,
and this bonding creates a micro-smoothed finish of the surface. This micro-smoothing
adds several benefits, such as a reduction in friction, and resistance to
staining. Chlorination makes the latex permanently smooth and soft. This means
in most cases you won't need talc or lube to get into it. A few words from our chlorination master: "I will say that yes, items
straight out of treatment are initially stiffer and stretch less but after
wearing and a quick polish, almost complete pliability returns. There is
also a dulling of the overall surface and some colors fade or change color
with the transparents and light colors especially white being the most affected.
However, black may also change color depending on the type and thickness
of the rubber being treated. The biggest downside of all is if something
needs repairing, extra preparations are needed to get the seams to bond again".
Over all, if you are new to latex or just want an easier time putting on
a difficult item, chlorinated latex may be for you.
We do not recommend this process, however, we've had enough requests for
it that we now offer it on a limited basis.
Chlorinated items are not covered under any of our guarantees. Use this
service at your own risk. Chlorination will not:
Guarantee to make rough latex smooth.
Restore surface shine that has been worn away.
Remove or stop staining.
Make latex shiny.
May not work on garments covered with silicone or other polishes.
Chlorinating items will add at least 10 business days to your order shipping