The term latex used in this connection refers to the natural rubber latex manufactured from a milky fluid that is primarily obtained from the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis). Some synthetic rubber materials may be referred to as "latex" but they do not contain the protein that produces latex allergy.
We do not use latex in any form as a raw material for the production of the Steriking® product range of pouches, bags, rolls, wraps and chemical indicator products. We do not intentionally add latex at any stage of the production.
Steriking® tapes ITSG, ITE, JTBSG, JTBN and ITN are exclusion to above. The adhesive contains dry natural rubber, which is processed from dry natural rubber latex. The converting process dramatically reduces the latex protein content in the final tape product. The presence of minimal quantities (0.2–0.4 %) of latex protein could cause symptoms to people with a strong latex allergy. The skin contact with these adhesives is incidental and short term. This caution does not apply on Steriking® indicator tapes ITH, ITP and ITSGL.
It is a list of chemicals, that are known to the state of California to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 requires that the Governor revise and republish at least once per year the list of chemicals known to the State to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. According to the information, given by our raw material suppliers, Steriking® products do not contain these chemicals.
Any virus or bacteria or substance causing immunological diseases (TSE; BSE; CJD) is not expected to occur and Steriking® products are to be considered safe to use in medical applications with respect of BSE and TSE transmissions.