Unity condoms are made from the finest quality latex and adhere to the worlds most stringent manufacturing standards ISO 13485.
Packed in new patented easy to open boxes, Unity Condoms are thin, safe, and comfortable.
The main use of Unity condoms is to prevent unwanted pregnancy and protect against STD’s.
1. Raw materials test and compound preparation
The most important raw material is latex which undergoes comprehensive quality control testing according to ISO2004-1997. The specific tests included are for colour, content, stability, viscosity, acidity, chemical compound and odour.
During the course of compounding, stabiliser, preservatives and vulcanising agents are added to the latex. This is then checked again for quality and consistency. All chemicals are carefully chosen and sample tested before use.
The compound latex is fed into temperature controlled tanks into which a continuous line of glass formers are dipped. Each dipping line is monitored and samples taken every hour to check the appearance of the product with details recorded ensuring standards are constantly maintained.
3. Electronically tested
Unity condoms are rigorously 100% electronically tested. Each condom is stretched over a metal former and subjected to high voltage. Any breakdown of the film is measured and any minor flaw, even one far too small to be detected by the human eye, results in the condom being instantly rejected.
The electronic testing machines are themselves tested every half hour to ensure that the sensitivity of the machines remain constant. Further inspection and batch testing is carried out on qualifying products.
The condoms are inspected while they are packaged. The quality control department do cycle testing, inspecting packing integrity and oil content. At the same time random samples are taken for destructive and non destructive tests.
5. Test for physical properties
Following the requirements of ISO 4074 / 2002 (.pdf) for the manufacture of condoms, perhaps the most impressive tests are the air inflation and pinhole leakage tests.
Daily air inflation tests are carried out on batch samples. This tests the elasticity and strength of the condom with typically 40 litres of air filling each condom before bursting point.
Quality control samples are subject to a pinhole leakage test where condoms are taken from each batch, filled with 300ml of water and suspended for 1 minute. Afterwards they are examined for leakage by rolling them on absorbent paper.
Additional samples are checked for size and thickness. Some samples are artificially aged at an accelerated temperature to ensure quality over the recommended product life.
Unity condoms undergo rigorous quality control tests throughout the production and packing process to ensure they meet all requirements.