Items are made by a process of dipping a former into liquid latex and then curing the latex by a process called vulcanisation. The items that result tend to have a dull finish, and can have uneven thickness and weak spots caused by small air pockets in the item.
Cut and Glued Latex
Items made by this method use latex sheet which is produced by a continuous casting process. The rolling of the raw material between highly polished rollers gives the highly polished surface associated with latex sheeting.