Lanzhou, Gansu – Water-based chemical company SciSky started up China’s first water-based PU condom production line in August at the SciSky Water-based Technology Industrial Park in Lanzhou.
“[Our product] has similar quality with international brands,” thickness ranging from 0.01 mm to 0.02 mm, said SciSky’s press release.
Compared with latex condoms, water-based ones are thinner, more skin-friendly and avoid allergy problems caused by proteins found in natural rubber latex, according to the company’s website.
The company also broke ground at the Water-based Technology Industrial Park for a project which includes 10 additional lines totaling 1 bn unit/year capacity. The project has an area of 133,000 m2 and is scheduled to be completed in 18 months.
Overseas companies take up the majority of China’s condom market, according to SciSky’s website. “As a large population, China consumes 2 bn condoms/year, the fourth largest market in the world with great potentials,” said the press release.