Hello and welcome to the page which hopefully explains the chlorination process. So what is chlorination of latex/rubber? Well without going on about the chemical process too much, it is a way that allows rubber to be worn without the obvious draw backs of sticking to you or a partner and also eradicates the use of lube and talc.
PLEAE NOTE: Even though the greatest care is taken sometimes transparent or pale colours can discolour for no apparent reason. The garment would have been chlorinated and hung to dry seperatly and away from any surfaces. It maybe a stain on the latex itself, along the zip or around a metal rivet. It is rare, but on the occasion it happens we do not refund the customer or make a new item.
So how does it work? Ok, the rubber is put in to a solution of water bleach and acid with put simply fills the microscopic holes, lines or grain (call it what you like) in the surfaces of the rubber sheet.
Why do it? I can think of several reasons, but the main ones are: Dressing (especially in tight clothes say like a rubber catsuit), takes little time at all, there is generally no need to talc or lube and therefore cuts out that procedure, unless of course you like it ;) also when snuggling up in you rubber bed or with your rubber covered partner, there is no sticking to them or as providing the person or the bed is also chlorinated the sensation is just one of super smooth non sticky rubber! Plus washing is easier as there is no residual talc or lube to get rid of.
Why are you doing this now? Well we have been testing this for the last year and now feel we have go the balance right, most if not all our chlorinated clothes have at least two or sometimes three processes so we make sure the rubber is a smooth as it can be. Plus we have had so many requests we thought now is a good time to start.
Can you chlorinate any rubber garments? As long as they are bought new from us we can. From moulded to handmade, the process is the same.
Is there any downside to chlorination? The only drawback we can see is you do loose most and sometimes all of the rubber aroma, however! we have noticed that after some time and good airing of the garments that the smell does return to some degree, we just can guarantee it sadly. It can also feel a little stiffer to the first touch but again once worn and used it seems to be perfectly back to its rubbery self :)
Does the process make allergic reactions disappear? There are several trains of thought on this issue, all I would say is it does help a lot and some people are now able to wear chlorinated rubber that couldn't before, but you would have to test this for yourself.
Can I get a sample? We will be doing sample swatches from March 2012, just email email@example.com and there will be a small charge for the postage, so please be sure to include your location.
Do you chlorinate old clothes or from other manufactures? Sadly no. These clothes have to be new for us to do this otherwise the cost of cleaning etc and still no guarantee that the clothing will take the process correctly. There are no exceptions so please do not ask ;)
Can I still use shining products? Yes we have both lubed and spayed the outer side of rubber clothing and it takes and probably holds a non streaky shine better than non chlorinated rubber. Obviously we would advise leaving the inside as it is otherwise you would lose the silk soft effect.
Does chlorination change the way the rubber looks? Short answer yes. It can to look matt, but if for playing indoors I would simply leave it like that, if you like a shine use either spay or dressing. But once you have sampled the silky smooth finish most leave it just as it is.
Does the process harm the latex? We have seen garments a few years old and also our tests from a year ago all seem to be fine, if anything the fact the seams are not being stretched so much and the garment is not stressing in places like they would normally do when sticking seem to make the rubber clothes last longer. But this is just our experience with it over the last year.
What about Metal ? The chlorination process will tarnish most metals including buckles, eyelets, valves, corset boning which can stain the latex close to it. But if you do not mind a little discolouration the chlorination process is still the same and does not degrade the metal.
Overview: Chlorination is in our view great for playing in rubber and makes the whole rubber experience a smooth and silky one, unless you are sweating a lot lol. For anyone who has grown tired of the rather long and sometimes painful experience of say putting on a tight fitting catsuit etc, then I would say this is definitely for you. Plus when introducing rubber to someone for the first time it can seem much more let's say "user Friendly" We will also be adding some videos for those of you wishing to see the finished articles in action, plus I am very excited to get my bedding done so I can sleep a little less sticky at nite hee hee...