CARIFLEX is leading the future of the petrochemical industry with technological prowess
Cariflex is a global leader of isoprene rubber latex (“IR Latex”) and isoprene rubber (“IR”) for medical end markets and other high-value markets with strong growth drivers.
We are committed to providing the superior product development, exceptional technical service, sustainable solutions and reliable quality supply that gives you the innovation edge.
Cariflex products provide a unique value proposition with a new material combining the key qualities of natural rubber- such as good mechanical properties, elasticity and softness – with purity and clarity enhancements, good flow, low gel content and the absence of natural rubber proteins
Cariflex produces the highest-quality Isoprene rubber latex and Isoprene rubber in the industry, leading a very strong position in high-end medical applications, by our unique anionic polymerization technology for polyisoprene:
A specialized Isoprene rubber latex with a controlled structure and high chemical purity obtained through anionic polymerization and a proprietary latex processing step. IR Latex is a substitute for natural rubber latex, particularly in applications with high purity requirements, such as medical, personal care and food contact operations
A high purity thermoset rubber, Cariflex IR is available as bales of rubber. IR is mainly used for application such as medical products, coatings and specialized footwear.
Cariflex is a dominant market player in the U.S surgical gloves market where the Isoprene rubber latex is the leading material and made the strong manufacturing footprint of a dedicated facility of Isoprene rubber latex. Through a series of investments in capacity and technology, Cariflex is the market leader and has the capabilities to enter new markets.
DL Chemical Co., Ltd. (KSE: DL Chemical) is 100% shareholder of Cariflex. DL Chemical is the flagship company of DL Group, which stands at Korea’s top level with more than 80 years of business history. DL Chemical is mainly engaged in Petrochemical and Engineering & Construction business with $8.3billion sales as of 2019 and paves the way to become a leading global developer. DL Chemical retains its market leadership through its proprietary technology. Its high technological competence enables it positioned ranking 1st place in Polyisobutylene worldwide, commercializing metallocene PE for the first time in Korea and developing BOCD (Broad Orthogonal Co-Monomer Distribution) PE and EPO (Ethylene-Propylene Oligomer) for the second time worldwide. Based on its core strength, DL Chemical is developing its global business
DL Chemical, positioned ranking 1st place in Polyisobutylene worldwide
developing BOCD (Broad Orthogonal Co-Monomer Distribution) PE and EPO (Ethylene-Propylene Oligomer) for the second time worldwide
DL Chemical is 100% shareholder of Cariflex and is mainly engaged in Petrochemical and Engineering & Construction business with $8.3billion sales as of 2019