Chlorination of latex clothing

Chlorination of latex clothing

What exactly is meant by Chlorination


Chlorination is a chemical treatment based on Chlorine and Acid usually in aqueous solution often used to treat rubber garments, especially gloves.

Rubber, in fact, is a natural material made of polymer chains that are free on the surface of the latex sheet and of our garment.

So it is these surface polymers that make our latex clothing slightly porous and therefore sticky.

Chlorine molecules during chlorination bind to these polymers and the surface becomes smoother, silky and more easily wearable.

Chlorinated garments do not require talc or oil to be worn.


So why do not we chlorinate our latex clothing?


For different reasons.

First of all, not all companies producing latex clothes provide this service.

The service when provided costs about 20% more than at the starting point.

But more importantly, the garment will no longer have the possibility of being oiled up to become polished in the way we are used to seeing latex.

This is because the oil will no longer be able to penetrate the rubber by nourishing and polishing it.

Another problem to keep in mind is that all the surfaces of chlorinated rubber can no longer be glued.

In fact they are so smooth that the glue does not cling and this can be a problem for any repairs or changes over time of our latex clothes.

So the choice to make this treatment or not is extremely subjective.

The polish is sexy and is part of the imagination of our clothing making it sensual.

Whether it is a suit or underwear, the latex leaves us free to choose whether polished or softly silky.


Chlorination DIY for dress or latex suit


We can decide to venture into a home chlorination test but we have to be very careful.

First of all, this treatment releases toxic vapors so our advice is to let it to specialized companies but if you would like to try at your own risk we can give you the simplified version of the procedure.

So this is by no means an incitement to venture into this process but a cognitive description.

Anyone wishing to try must be aware of the procedures for handling hazardous chemicals, the disposal of chemical waste and procedures involving toxic gases.

Given that you do so at your own risk and taking on all legal responsibilities, it is absolutely necessary to do outdoors upwind or using a fan to remove the vapors.

Now get yourself in order


2 buckets with a capacity of 15 liters with lid A mask certified with working and new filters Rubber gloves for use with irritants An apron and heavy clothes Heavy rubber gloves Water rod at your fingertips Two 15-liter buckets with lid

200 ml of white vinegar (the red one would stain your latex clothing)

200 ml of non-dense and non-perfumed bleach.


Procedures for chlorination of latex clothing:


Fill two buckets, each with 7 liters of clean water.

Add 200 ml of candeggiana to the first bucket and immediately add 200 ml of vinegar.

ATTENTION to the TOXIC vapors that develop.

Mix with a wooden spoon and IMMEDIATELY immerse your garment to the right, move it in the water so that each part comes into contact with the solution.

Turn the dress or the catsuit upside down and move it again in the water.

The solution remains active for a few minutes, less than 5 so we have to proceed quickly if we want every part to be chlorinated.

Immerse the chlorinated or chlorate dress in the second bucket with clean water and rinse thoroughly, if necessary repeat this operation with another bucket of clean water.

Spread your latex clothing to dry in a ventilated place away from the sun.

Once dry, your clothing will be extremely smooth and silky, easy to wear though less shiny as the oil will no longer grip the garment.

Dispose of processing residues according to law for the various countries.

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