What is Natural Latex?
Natural Latex is a milky substance harvested from rubber tree plants (Havea brasiliensis) which are grown in tropical climate plantations around the world. Most of the rubber plantations are located in Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka. Natural Latex is bio-degradable and naturally resistant to mold, mildew & bacteria.
Liquid latex is harvested by pealing the bark of the tree and collecting the milky substance. It is a sustainable resource as the rubber tree is not harmed in the process. Around 15 grams of latex is collected from an average tree a day. A medium queen mattress needs a daily output of 2500 rubber trees spreading over 10 acres of rubber plantation.
Natural latex, as its name implies, is “natural” which offers many benefits for use in sleep products. Since lately consumers with organic lifestyle are more prone to purchase 100% natural latex mattresses. The elasticity, healthiness, and ability of Natural Latex to conform to your body, reducing pressure on your muscles and circulation is unsurpassed. The resulting benefits and luxurious comfort simply can’t be matched by any other material.
The word Latex does not mean it is Natural. Only a 100% Pure Natural matress carries latex from the rubber tree which is a huge contributor to minimizing the global carbon footprint.
ARPICO is one of the few companies in the world with a fully integrated supply chain of maufacturing 100% Pure Natural Latex, providing you with the best control as well as complete traceability of natural content on our latex
ARPICO is also the pioneer and biggest manufacturer of 100% Natural Latex in Sri Lanka with over 50 year of experience in the latex industry.Sourcing latex from our own plantations and processing them in our own facilities, we make sure that our latex is up to the highest standards in the world.