Making organic latex Using Lots of "Know-How"
The most difficult part of producing organic latex is the harvesting of rubber milk, which is lengthy and labor intensive. The farmers tap the rubber trees for milk during the early morning hours over a period of 6 months (the typical length of a harvest season). Each rubber tree produces a cup of milk a day and up to 1 kilogram of rubber per season.
This milk is then transformed into foam through the chemical-free Dunlop process, and then it takes only a few hours to create a latex foam pad. The foam is steamed, baked, cleaned, and re-steamed, before it's cut into rectangular pads ready for mattress production.
It takes people with very special skills to bake, steam, cut, and handle all these processes, and our factory has around 150 skilled workers. Many details and lots of "know how" go into the creation of these latex foam pads. It's not an easy process to master, so our final product is the culmination of years of refining an intricate process.
The truth is organic latex is produced in very small percentages compared to other types of latex and commands the highest prices. While other companies blend the organic latex with additional materials and use chemicals in the foaming process in order to reduce costs and speed up the production process, we don't cut any corners!