Latex (hypoallergenic) is a dispersion of rubber microparticles (proteins, resins and gums) in an aqueous medium. Latex as found in nature is a milky fluid found in 10% of all flowering plants. Natural rubber is obtained from latex. Latex is also used to make many other products including latex mattresses, medical gloves, swim caps, catheters and balloons. Almost all latex products are produced from latex obtained from the Brazilian Hevea tree, grown in tropical countries. Some people have serious latex allergies which are frequently specific to the proteins derived only from the Hevea tree. Latex from TKS does not cause allergic reactions in people.
Rubber is a dry elastic polymer which can be produced from either plant sources (called natural rubber or biorubber) or synthetically from various petroleum by products (called synthetic rubber). Currently, approximately 64% of the world rubber market is synthetic rubber, and only 33% is natural. Natural rubber and biorubber have the advantage that they are naturally produced, and for some applications have better physical characteristics compared to synthetic rubber.
Inulin is a soluble dietary fiber and prebiotic food additive with powerful health benefits. It is a type of fructan, oligofructose carbohydrate is considered a functional plant-based ingredient that effectively boosts digestion, weight loss and other processes. Inulin is the source of valuable sweetener, fructose syrup and bioethanol. Inulin is used in soft drinks, cereals, bakery, and dairy products.